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EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
25 Aug 2012 7:01AM
Two lovely, colourful images. Most of the butterflies I've seen latterly had tattered wings too. Guess it has been a very hard year for everything.

Thick mist today, so no great improvement weatherwise!


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KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
25 Aug 2012 7:40AM
It looks big enough to cuddle! Brilliantly caught. I've tried to grow Lantana, but have never been successful, too cold in the UK I suppose!
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
25 Aug 2012 7:42AM
I wonder if he gets hot in this coat? A beauty and with those shiny wings.
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 7:43AM
Absolutely stunning detail Carol, one I may pop back to later... superb!
howdog 9 25 1 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 7:51AM
Love the detail on the wings! Great macro shot Carol.Smile
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 7:55AM
Two quite remarkable images Carol, each of which deserve many an accolade being bestowed upon them. Very hard to pick out a winner, so I shall divide my vote into two. Another benchmark in which to follow.

Regards Nathan
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
25 Aug 2012 8:07AM
Amazing detail in the fur coats. Good close-up work as ever.

9 10 10 England
25 Aug 2012 8:11AM
Fantastic detail Carol. Enjoy the beachSmile - our weekend weather forecast is not good.Sad
25 Aug 2012 8:11AM
Very nice macro .... sharp and with full of details. Deep
25 Aug 2012 8:12AM
Bright ans sparkling image ! Your away to the beach I'm taking garden rubbish to the skip !!!! GWinkWink
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 8:16AM
Both very well captured Carol - love the furry look to the coat of that bee and the flowers add some lovely colour - enjoy the beach SmileSmile
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 8:35AM
V2 for me, lovely bumble portraits.
25 Aug 2012 8:39AM
What a gorgeous shot. He/she is fluffy!! And here in Wales am looking at thick mist out in the garden. Sad Hope tomorrow brings a little sunshine to all of us!!
posty57 10 6 2 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 8:50AM
The bee should be over the moon....his relatives are in for a soaking over here, and us !! Enjoy the beach Tongue
The detail is as per usual Carol...amazing. Wonderfully framed too Tongue

Have a good weekend

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
25 Aug 2012 10:22AM
These bee two stunning close-ups, Carol, tatty subject or not! Wink
And yes, I'm finding EPZ a little on the slow side at the moment...Sad
Trev Smile
25 Aug 2012 10:32AM
Striking capture, Carol.

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
25 Aug 2012 10:53AM
Nice to see these bees, Carol: we have had fewer than ever around the garden this year, a worrying problem generaly.
25 Aug 2012 11:24AM
V1 the bees have done a grand job on my tomatoes this year i have hundreds as always carol fine detail in your macros both winners

TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 11:32AM
Two great shots, Carol - I'm also having speed trouble so it isn't just you!
bps11 5 England
25 Aug 2012 11:58AM
Nicely framed with superb details....congrats!
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 12:06PM
Very good detail and light on the bee.
Jat_Riski 9 89 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 12:13PM
Colourful, Sharp macro shots Carol. Well done.
25 Aug 2012 12:23PM
@ beauties,hard to decide.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
25 Aug 2012 12:27PM
Uploaded one myself today Carol, not half as good as these two, talking of beach I had my shirt off and people were complimenting me on my tan, had to explain it was not a tan but RUST!Wink
This is about the worst Summer I can remember, had to turn on the heating last night.


Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
25 Aug 2012 1:01PM
Good one Carol....Agree with you about EPZ's speed....

As you can gather, I'm slowly getting back to normal now after a tough week or so.....

Ade Smile
25 Aug 2012 2:02PM
Stunning detail and light
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 3:11PM
Wonderful again Carol. Thanks for your good wishesSmileSmile
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 5:46PM
His fur has tremendous detail Carol as do his wings. My preference is for v2 I think and I agree about epz speed.... slow, slower and even slower. Sad
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
25 Aug 2012 6:56PM
Bright and sunny captures, Carol. I tend to keep off the roads on Aug bank holiday weekend - Yorkshire are playing in the T20 cricket finals, anyway.Grin

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 8:32PM
Yes, agree epz is at snail pace still...glad I went out for day too
2 great shots Carol
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 10:03PM
Very furry coat and wings so detailed even if not in perfect shape.
26 Aug 2012 12:42AM
Excellent detail Carol,great lighting on the wings,well done..Lin
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
26 Aug 2012 2:16PM furry!! GrinGrin

VERY cute fella, Carol, and two superb close-ups, especially V2.

Andrew Smile
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
27 Aug 2012 10:37AM
Two excellent images of your furry bee Carol .

The sky went black SmileSmileSmileSmileat 10-45 am! and I had to switch on the light now you down on the beach Huh!Enjoy yourself xxxx
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
27 Aug 2012 5:03PM
He certainly is a furry little fellow and the colours and detail you've captured are fab. Epz has been very slow lately, although it is getting back to normality again now
LexEquine 12 19 United States
28 Aug 2012 7:06PM
'v2 is my Top Macro Bee Image pick,' today, Carol~~ Smile

~ Peter
Tibetan 5 3 England
30 Aug 2012 11:04AM
Well done Carol two very good macro shots there and an unusual wing spread, like both, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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