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an illusion of sunshine

By annettep38  
On Thursday we had an hour of sunshine (conveniently when I could take my break) , the wind was very cold and near Mr Nadaud's wall some courageous bees and bee-flies had ventured out to explore the dandelion situated leeward of the wall.

Many thanks for all your kind votes and comments, especially to Isabel for the UA

No birds today although I got my first green woodpecker but the light was so bad that I don't dare to upload it.

Tags: Dandelion Insect Close-up and macro Beefly Wildlife and nature Bombylius major

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ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
30 Mar 2013 8:53PM
A great "sunshine" shot and love V2 as wellGrinGrin

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User_Removed 5 4 1 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2013 8:59PM
A lovely set of images I think V3 is so vibrant with the yellow colour so nice and spring like. BobSmile
30 Mar 2013 9:02PM
These are such ' roll on summer' shots, Annette!
I love 'em to bits!

HELANA 8 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2013 9:05PM
Lovely bright shot Annette,love the square format in V1.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2013 9:06PM
Three great images Annette, and well timed in V2
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
30 Mar 2013 9:17PM
Three super images I like them a lot!!
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
30 Mar 2013 9:18PM
Sunshine yellow.... bright and vibrant. Just what the doctor ordered, Annette.

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
30 Mar 2013 9:23PM
Not surprised to see the clicks bee flying in already for these cheerful and colourful images. Hopefully they do herald the long overdue arrival of springGrin
30 Mar 2013 9:27PM
A lovely set Annette. And a very brave attempt at capturing the insect in flight. Great. Don
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
30 Mar 2013 9:37PM
A nice brought sunny set, the flying insect in V 2 so well captured but it"s V 3 with the selective focusing that really catches my eye.
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2013 9:50PM
You have flowers and insects? I'm envious!

Lovely sunny set.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
30 Mar 2013 9:56PM
A lovely, sunshine filled trio. Love V2 - looks like he's taking part in something out of the Olympics! We've had sunshine 2 days running. Mind you, it still manage to provide a couple of snow showers as well. Such strange weather!

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
30 Mar 2013 10:14PM
Three great images Anette Smile
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
30 Mar 2013 10:24PM
This is a great series Annette-- Love all the yellow, and the bee is quirky!
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2013 10:58PM
Who would have thought we'd be delighted to see dandelions?
Bees too - it must be summer!!
Beautiful, Annette. I like V1 and 2 the best.

Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
31 Mar 2013 5:37AM
Well Annette you created a great illusion of sunshine there Smile I spoke to a dear friend in France yesterday and she also complained a lot about the lack of sunshine since September Smile Your bug looks like a bee at times Smile Great photos !!
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
31 Mar 2013 6:18AM
An amazing series, Annette. How did you ever get that bee in flight.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
31 Mar 2013 6:54AM
A beasutiful little bee-fly, Annette, perfectly captured. I've seen a few of these around, but very flighty at present Smile Carol
johnke 5 223 15
31 Mar 2013 7:25AM
Beautiful scene Annette with super colors...John
jdinne 15 16 England
31 Mar 2013 9:55AM
Great set Annette, like them all however v3 just stands out for me.

Jat_Riski 9 89 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 10:02AM
Excellent shots, AnnnetteSmileSmile
31 Mar 2013 10:04AM
Superb set of images. I like them all.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 12:06PM
Well spotted Annette

Freezing the proverbials off hereSad

Happy Easter

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 12:27PM
Photographic brilliance Annette.

Regards Nathan Grin
31 Mar 2013 12:33PM
great work on all 3 Annette

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
31 Mar 2013 12:58PM
Wonderful sunshine colours to brighten up our day Annette, love all three shots.


saltireblue Plus
8 8.0k 33 Norway
31 Mar 2013 2:42PM
Not only an excellent imitation of sunshine, but the appropriate Easter colour too, Annette.

We have the real sun out here, but the temperatures are minus 6-7 at night and creep above zero during the day, so a while before we get any flowers and their guests.Smile

debu 8 India
31 Mar 2013 3:42PM
Lovely set of images.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2013 5:19AM
3 lovely takes... I do miss the summer... Grin
7 Apr 2013 11:54PM
A great set of images. Nice to see bright flowers outdoors. Bring on the summer, Smile

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