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EAS Plus
7 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
10 4.7k 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
5 218 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
6 96 14 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 7:43AM
Absolutely stunning detail Carol, one I may pop back to later... superb!
howdog Plus
8 25 1 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 7:51AM
Love the detail on the wings! Great macro shot Carol.Smile
6 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
15 916 23 England
25 Aug 2012 8:07AM
Amazing detail in the fur coats. Good close-up work as ever.

7 10 10 England
25 Aug 2012 8:11AM
Fantastic detail Carol. Enjoy the beachSmile - our weekend weather forecast is not good.Sad
Very nice macro .... sharp and with full of details. Deep
Bright ans sparkling image ! Your away to the beach I'm taking garden rubbish to the skip !!!! GWinkWink
helenlinda Plus
9 344 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
8 20 99 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 8:35AM
V2 for me, lovely bumble portraits.
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 8 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
8 12 10 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
7 153 116 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
8 6 3 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 11:32AM
Two great shots, Carol - I'm also having speed trouble so it isn't just you!
25 Aug 2012 11:58AM
Nicely framed with superb details....congrats!
CaroleS Plus
6 424 3 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 12:06PM
Very good detail and light on the bee.
25 Aug 2012 12:13PM
Colourful, Sharp macro shots Carol. Well done.
25 Aug 2012 12:23PM
@ beauties,hard to decide.
achieverswales 6 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 13 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
Stunning detail and light
25 Aug 2012 3:11PM
Wonderful again Carol. Thanks for your good wishesSmileSmile
AnnChown Plus
7 199 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
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 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
7 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
6 38 104 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 Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
26 Aug 2012 2:16PM furry!! GrinGrin

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

Andrew Smile
Mavis Plus
14 143 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 Plus
10 255 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
28 Aug 2012 7:06PM
'v2 is my Top Macro Bee Image pick,' today, Carol~~ Smile

~ Peter
Tibetan 4 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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