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A Bee, homing in on one of a pair of lavender flowers. The poor thing appears to be missing part of a foreleg!

Many thanks for your C&Cs on my last upload - always very much appreciated Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:26 Aug 2012 - 3:39 PM
Focal Length:100mm 0.6m from subject handheld
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/8000sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Undercarriage Down!
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:29 Aug 2012 - 6:09 PM
Tags:Action, Bee, Close-up / macro, Down, Foreleg, Insect, Lavender, Undercarriage, Wildlife
Votes:30
Voters:Leilani · Arty · Greyheron · Fefe · MossyOak · CarolG · bluetitblue · Niknut · Glostopcat · MattB1987 · RonnieAG · NaturesHaven · pluckyfilly · KarenFB · Ade_Osman · jennialexander · johnjo58 · buxton · nutmeg66 · clive burrow · andylea · Alan_Baseley · DannoM · cptdaniel · LynneJoyce · Terry L · Maiwand · WindowonWildlife · POD · grinningsoul2011 ·
Views:83
Unique Views:40

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Fefe
Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 6:13 PM

Lovely inflight captureGrin
Diane

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Greyheron
Greyheron Plus Member 13278 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 6:15 PM

A fine in flight capture Sylvia - I don't think the injury will slow down the collection process though, incredible little creatures Wink

Mike

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MossyOak
MossyOak  3 England15 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 6:20 PM

Clarity and definition is first class
Richard

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 6:26 PM

Perfect timing, Sylvia. the poor chappie must have had an altercation with one of my crab spiders Grin Carol

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bluetitblue
bluetitblue Plus Member 6bluetitblue vcard United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 - 6:27 PM

Great capture well done.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 6:43 PM

Impecable timing Sylvia to catch him/her coming in to land

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 6:44 PM

The action so well frozen, Sylvia.
Ronnie.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 9343 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 7:06 PM

excellent shot

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman Plus Member 124521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 8:03 PM

Always tricky Sylv, you'd never find me with my undercarriage down......That'll be the truss I'm wearing Tongue

Ade

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johnjo58
johnjo58  5 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 8:23 PM

Great photograph Sylvia, I struggle with in flight on birds so insects ..... hats off. great detail and clarity and the composition is spot on
David

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nutmeg66
nutmeg66  6 England
29 Aug 2012 - 8:29 PM

Wonderfully sharp and clear capture.

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clive burrow
clive burrow Plus Member 1171 forum postsclive burrow vcard United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 - 9:15 PM

Nicely captured Sylvia, A great in flight capture
Clive

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 12:36 PM

Excellent in flight shot and how appropriate now that the Paralympics are on.

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 2:18 PM

Timed to perfection Sylvia. This really is a cracker of a shot with some wonderful detail.
Ron

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grinningsoul2011

Sylvia this is outstanding, I have been concentrating on the insects in my local woods this summer and I have been trying for a shot like this for ages, well caught.

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