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Busy Bumblebees

By Glostopcat  
A set of eight images of busy bumblebees gathering pollen all taken this summer. V1 is of a bumblebee on a field scabious taken at the Bill Smyllie Nature Reserve near Cleeve Hill in Gloucestershire. V2 is of a red tailed bumblebee on some knapweed at the top of Leckhampton Hill near Cheltenham. V3 and v4 are of bumblebees on some french marigolds in my back garden, and v5-v8 are of some bumblebees gathering pollen from hollyhocks growing on the edge of my allotment.

Tags: Summer Flowers Garden Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Marigolds Hollyhocks Glos Allotment Bumblebees Wildlife and nature

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CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
7 Aug 2010 1:20PM
A great set, Ed, my favourite has to be V.1, on my favourite wild flower, the scabious. Wonderful detail in both flower and bee, super images. Carol
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
7 Aug 2010 1:26PM
Excellent series Ed; each one shows a different angle on the bee and flower. My favourite has to be V2. I love the strong colours and composition.
7 Aug 2010 1:29PM
Beautiful set of images Ed - V1 is my fav !

mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
7 Aug 2010 1:34PM
Some fine detailed close ups here Ed.
And reckon you kept the best till last !!
Excellent set.
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
7 Aug 2010 1:48PM
Some great shots here, Ed. The detail you manage to capture is so good and can be appreciated best in those where the bee is pollen covered. I would be reluctant to select a favourite, although V 1, 2 and 8 must come close. Really lovely selection of shots.
cabbie Plus
14 31 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2010 2:11PM
A great set of images Love the pollen on the bee in the later images

pluckyfilly 14 351 33 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2010 2:12PM
excellent set of piccies Ed I cant choose a favourite too many to tickle the taste buds here
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2403 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2010 2:25PM
Summer as it should be. I love the heart-of-the-matter shots, particularly V5 & V6 - and then V8 is just so funny. 'You've picked up a speck of dust, dear. There. And there. And well there...'
great set, nice work!
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
7 Aug 2010 2:55PM
A lovely set, so well detailed. Such busy bees.......Sandy
Vince_S 11 10 England
7 Aug 2010 4:05PM
A great detailed series. V8 for me.
V1 is lovely. It's a series to show pollen bath by Bumble bees - Raja.
7 Aug 2010 5:41PM
Love all of these Ed,my fav is V1 Grin
franfoto 13 2 32 England
7 Aug 2010 5:58PM
Hello Edmund, nice that you found me again on here and thank you for your comment.
This is a superbly colourful set, I love #8 smothered in pollen and so well focused. The flowers are lovely too.
7 Aug 2010 6:05PM
Some good shooting here Ed', V8 my fav'. What busy little Bees they are .

John Smile
SteveMoulding 12 3 7 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2010 6:16PM
Beautiful set of close-up's all with outstanding detail and lovely colour.
cantona43 15 928 4 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2010 7:05PM
what a stunning set Ed, outstanding colours and detail to all
7 Aug 2010 8:23PM
Amazing set of macro shots Topcat, spent a age in the garden today trying to get shots like that.
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
7 Aug 2010 11:28PM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed
teocali Plus
13 442 18 England
8 Aug 2010 9:41AM
Wonderful set of macro captures - fine detail, tones and textures. Love them all but particularly V6 for its subtle magical light and colours.
Paul_cats 15 61 22 Scotland
8 Aug 2010 12:36PM
Great set of macros ED especially V2 and V8.
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2010 5:45PM
Cracking set of close ups Ed, fantastic detail all over,
Sue_R 15 11 6 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2010 8:15PM
Great set. V8 for me Smile

Sue Smile
FeatherFriend 13 38 217 England
9 Aug 2010 10:03PM
Beautiful detail in all Ed, great set,
bunbeam 15 2 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2010 12:13PM
bee ootiful set of shots, you must be buzzing
JimV 14 6 3 Canada
11 Aug 2010 5:39AM
No way I'm going to try and pick a favourite from this lot Ed, if possible, I think you've surpassed yourself here, the pollen on the bees is amazing!
Rgds., Jim

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