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First Warmth, First Nectar

By annettep38  
After a week of constant battle and frustration you made my day with your friendly comments and votes. Your encouragement means a lot! Special thanks to Ron for his user award.
The church of Alcobaça is still in use and is now a UNESCO protected building. May it last!

Today the first flowers and insects came out, we could see them at work in the garden, they do their part while we do ours Smile still no daffodils but spring is at the door, great to see a hoverfly after a frosty morning.

Tags: Spring Hoverfly Close-up and macro

Voters: Herge88, debu, nikshot and 50 more

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Herge88 10 40 4 England
10 Mar 2012 11:02PM
Some good close detail here.

Best Matt

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debu 7 India
10 Mar 2012 11:03PM
Very nice detailed image.
8 10 10 England
10 Mar 2012 11:08PM
Beautiful close up of flower and visitor.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2012 11:18PM
Very nice macro work.
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
10 Mar 2012 11:37PM
Super detail in these wings annette.
Excellent close up.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
10 Mar 2012 11:42PM
It's time of year when nature is reawakening and you have made a fine capture exemplifying that here.
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
10 Mar 2012 11:57PM
I saw a few insects flying around when I was out with Patch today so things are on the up now, a great shot of flower and fly. - gary
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
11 Mar 2012 12:04AM
Just to say annette,
the post is there to stop cars driving from the road onto the beach.
gajewski 13 10 9 United States
11 Mar 2012 1:03AM
A fantastic macro, Annette -- and perfectly composed. Very nice border effect as well.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
11 Mar 2012 1:03AM
Great to see this fine image of the hover Bee!
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
11 Mar 2012 6:11AM
A super capture, Annette, excellent detail in the little hover, and resting on such a pleasing flower, too Smile Carol
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2012 7:37AM
fantastic detail annette wonderful colour and light a real belter nice one Wink
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
11 Mar 2012 7:50AM
A silky flower and perfect focus on the insect. Lovely image Annette.

teocali Plus
9 441 18 England
11 Mar 2012 9:13AM
Gorgeous close-up capture, Annette - lovely detail, colours and textures. A real beauty.
11 Mar 2012 9:55AM
Superb image with excellent focussing on the fly.

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2012 10:06AM
This Annette is so beautifully captured
a top class macro!!
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2012 10:10AM
Super image Annette, lovely focus on the insect and its shadow - Carole
AnnChown Plus
8 202 1 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2012 10:34AM
Stunning detail Annette - a brilliant macro.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2012 12:43PM
Superb image Annette, the detail is quite amazing.

ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
11 Mar 2012 1:43PM
Whoa...super light and clarity!! Pretty fly...

11 Mar 2012 4:11PM
Niknut Plus
7 1.7k 76 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2012 4:16PM
Cracking shot !!....lovely clarity !!
SlowSong Plus
9 7.1k 30 England
11 Mar 2012 5:10PM
Excellent wing detail.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
11 Mar 2012 5:35PM
Delightful detail on the fly Annette. Fine shot.
BarbaraR 11 17 1 England
11 Mar 2012 8:04PM
Click 40, that's super.

12 Mar 2012 12:02AM
Great photo!!
luceombra 6 27 5 Italy
12 Mar 2012 8:27AM
Superb capture with great details
Ayoob 6 Australia
13 Mar 2012 6:23AM
A really terrific capture Annette,well done...........Grin
LexEquine 11 19 United States
13 Mar 2012 5:14PM
'Superlative {A++++} & very Lovely Hoverfly and Floral Image' ~ LEx
14 Mar 2012 6:13PM
A fine close up Annette. A
A stunning capture, the detail and capture of light on the wings is sublime, love the contrast of black and White.
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
17 Mar 2012 12:04PM
A beautiful macro which shows us that spring has finally arrived. I have yet to see a hoverfly this year but there are plenty of daffodils out in bloom now

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