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ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
2 Feb 2014 6:36AM
Looks territorial.
Another fine series, Carol.

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dven Plus
13 25 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 6:47AM
Three nice shots

ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
2 Feb 2014 6:47AM
Wow, he does look like he means business Carol....great set....hope your mouth is feeling better after the dentist
Ted447 Plus
5 213 1 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 7:02AM
A fine set you have them eating out of your hand now well done. Ted. GrinGrin
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
2 Feb 2014 7:12AM
Gosh, not so sure I'd have any round here on my hand, Carol, but well done you.
Lobe the iridescent colours in the wings in V 2.
And I echo ColeenA's comment re. the dental visit and it's aftermath.
2 Feb 2014 7:22AM
A beautiful set Carol Smile
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
2 Feb 2014 7:40AM
Does it do little jobs around the house? Wink Another fine set Carol.

2 Feb 2014 7:48AM
V2 for me this morning Carol,
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 8:05AM
SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile Wink
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 8:14AM
Love the warning gesture in V1, but the remarkable testimony to your insect communication skills in V3 is the winner for me.
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 8:43AM
You have done well here Carol as it is not easy to photograph such a black creature. Not sure I would have him on my finger though.

Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 8:54AM
Aggresive little guy. Three excellent shots Carol. Peter.
Beautiful work Carol. What a stunning bee!
2 Feb 2014 9:02AM
has to be V3 Carol

Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 9:25AM
Good photography here Carol - so hard to capture detail on black but you have done so perfectly. Smile

9 10 10 England
2 Feb 2014 9:28AM
Superb set Carol.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 9:37AM
V 2 rings all my bells this morning.....
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 10:00AM
Not sure I would want to handle one! Super shots Carol, you really do charm your subjects!
Mike_Young Plus
11 12 9 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 10:01AM
I find this insect really hard to capture, being all black, you've done a brilliant job with these.
2 Feb 2014 10:22AM
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 11:35AM
Superb macro images Carol - if he was willing to pose on your finger,
he mustn't mind you sharing his personal space!
Lovely presentations.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 11:47AM
Cracking captures Carol V2 tops for me.
ukgubbi 6 5 India
2 Feb 2014 12:04PM
Stunning with fine details.
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 12:37PM
Great set Smile

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
2 Feb 2014 12:43PM
A well captured set Carol.
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
2 Feb 2014 12:56PM
V2 is gorgeous.....I see you made friends with himSmile
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 1:13PM
Super set CarolSmile

2 Feb 2014 1:24PM
Blimey, you're brave in V3, Carol!!
Three superb close ups.
2 Feb 2014 2:05PM
hope your mouth is feeling much better today ! brilliant set of shots you are very brave letting it go on your finger!
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 2:16PM
Lovely work Carol,

Ali Grin
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 2:32PM
Great set, Carol.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
2 Feb 2014 2:43PM
He looks mean! But a great set, Carol, and how clever - and brave - of you to get him onto your finger! Wink
Trev Smile
2 Feb 2014 2:52PM
I am with Trev.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
2 Feb 2014 2:54PM
Love V2 for the blue wings. Gorgeous.
A terrible looking little beast !But an excellent image though! V1 is my favourite and the most scary looking!:BlushDGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
2 Feb 2014 4:30PM
Wonderful detail again Carol.
Super set.
2 Feb 2014 4:49PM
A beautiful set
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 5:01PM
Hi Carol, three amazing shots... superb work, as usual
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 5:10PM
A fine set & I agree with Richard you are very brave.
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 5:17PM
Great set !!!....looks a right 'bruiser' ??Smile
2 Feb 2014 5:57PM
Really scary #1 Carol. Rather you than me!

basith 5 7 Sri Lanka
2 Feb 2014 6:07PM
Beautiful set Carol, like the detail of v1..

AnneB50 6 118 18 Scotland
2 Feb 2014 6:59PM
Lovely set Carol, I particularly like the one with the bee on your finger.

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
2 Feb 2014 8:45PM
Excellent series Carol.GrinGrinGrin
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2014 1:12AM
Amazing! So that's what they are called! I found some in Portugal this time (Very hard to photograph) They just take off and go! I got one coming out of their nest! Those amazing blue wings! Fabulous shot Carol! You are the master of insect photography as they even land on your finger! Brava! They are rather large in size... Grin
3 Feb 2014 3:26AM
Seeing your title, I wasn't sure if I should click the thumbnail...!
Detail in black beasties is not easy to accomplish, so well done for your achievements here.
As for having a bee on your finger, I think you must also have bats in the belfry...Wink

3 Feb 2014 12:01PM
It looks enormous, but it's tiny!!! Love the wings in V2. Great shots (again!!!).
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
6 Feb 2014 5:32PM
Is this upload aimed at my Uncle Adie aka tomcat who threatened to flounce off this site on your previous upload?!WinkGrinTongue If it was it has certainly done the trick as the old diva has left in a strop, no doubt he'll be back in a few days time when he's bored and nobody is paying him any attention!Wink
avacreates 6 448 1 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2014 9:36AM
WOW - this Carpenter Bee critter looks big - haven't seen one before - awesome! this is a great shot Carol - the critter is all one colour and yet the eyes still stand out. I think I like No.3 the best

All the Best,

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