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Mint Visits

By cjl47
Our mint is flowering now and attracts its visitors such as flies and wasps.
I pick a leaf when passing, squash it up and sniff.
A sprig in the potatoes or peas is lovely, as is home made mint sauce.
I don't have a macro lens so used my 55-250mm at full stretch and a wide aperture of f8 on iso 200.

Tags: Fly Wasp Garden Mint Wildlife and nature

Voters: pronabk, CarolG, lesliea and 23 more

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CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
18 Aug 2011 6:41AM
An excellent set of captures, Chris, some of your very best, particularly V.1. Carol

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lesliea 10 2 Australia
18 Aug 2011 6:42AM
Beautiful sets of images great colour and detail V1 and V2 for me well captured.
Allen, Smile
18 Aug 2011 6:43AM
18 Aug 2011 7:25AM
a well composed set of image and bril to see
cjl47 11 5 3 England
18 Aug 2011 7:44AM
Vau, Käyttäjän palkinnon. Se on tehnyt minun päivä. Kiitos Mara.
(Wow, a User Award. That has made my day. Thank you Mara.)
CaroleS Plus
9 440 3 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2011 9:23AM
Love V1, the fly and the flower are so sharp. Carole
EAS 10 1 13 Scotland
18 Aug 2011 10:18AM
V1 & V2 are excellent and IMHO two of your best yet! Congrats on that lovely UA too. So well deserved.

Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
18 Aug 2011 1:53PM
Beautiful shots Chris. Love V1 ..........Sandy
barmymarny 9 1 1 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2011 4:16PM
Lovely captures and background.

Marilyn x
18 Aug 2011 4:32PM
Brilliant macro!
JackieB 9 18 3 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2011 6:47PM
I don't have a macro lens either, I use my 70-300. You have achieved a good result from your lens

NeilWigan Plus
9 17 16 England
18 Aug 2011 6:53PM
Well shot set.
pluckyfilly 13 351 33 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2011 8:08PM
your fly is very colour co-ordinated - great shot Chris
Rach1970 11 14 1 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2011 10:21PM
Like the comp of v1 in particular. And you can't beat a bit of fresh mint from the garden Smile
Mavis 17 143 2 England
19 Aug 2011 9:06AM
Lovely Mint.Good set of images. A few crushed leaves with boiling water poured over , left to infuse then sipped is good for an upset tum .

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