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ughh what a horror

It was a butterfly - honest - a beauty and just as I'd focused on it's face from 2cm away this horror appeared on the screen and my beauty was away! I tried telling it the 'butterfly bush' was not for him but .. story of my life - never get what I'm after!!

Will have to get back to me steam trains I reckon, I'm not cut out for bugs and critters!

Tags: Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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MrsS 15 4.5k 18 England
1 Aug 2007 9:39AM
PMSL Beverley - - defo got the 'why me' syndrome at the mo' Wink

Stunning close-up awesome detail - - personally I just can't STAND the blighters!

Still agr8 shot tho' Smile


Fran xx
BEVZED 15 1.1k United Kingdom
1 Aug 2007 9:43AM
Thanks Fran! If I'd seen him coming I wouldn't have been THAT close eitherSmile
Think I'll leave the neighbours garden to him!
1 Aug 2007 9:54AM
Excellent macro image Bev,

KarenFB Plus
16 5.8k 184 England
1 Aug 2007 10:15AM

Quote:I'm not cut out for bugs and critters!

But, it's glorious - look at all that beautiful detail, that fuzzy fur, that wonderful eye!! It's a brilliant macro, one to be proud of!! Smile
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
1 Aug 2007 2:03PM
Super macro-- but that was mighty close!


TyChee 17 275 1 United States
1 Aug 2007 3:02PM
Wow! The detail in this is amazing!
clivebo 15 16
1 Aug 2007 5:04PM
Very good shot
casson 16 3 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2007 8:38PM
A Superb macro shot, is it a Hornet?
BEVZED 15 1.1k United Kingdom
1 Aug 2007 9:23PM
Many thanks for your c & c's everyone, really appreciate them.
Hornet? I think probably it was John, not a full sized one but it was rather large, I didn't hang around long enough afterwards to see - just grabbed a few shots then legged it !
brownsilent 15 7 2 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2007 11:49PM
Hi Bev, great macro shot. Lovely details.
No, it certainly wasn't a hornet, because these have no "fur", they are like huge wasps. Because of the furry body I suppose it is one of the bumble bees family - but I can't put my finger on the species for sure. The long wings iritate me, bumbles have shorter ones. So... here we go guessing further.

clur 15 12 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2007 8:06AM
Great shot,
But it's a Disgusting creature.
TonyFrith 15 3 6 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2007 10:02PM
A wasp or hornet you wouldn't catch me photographing one I would kill all of them if I could now bees are something entirely different

Very good macro shot with lots of detail
csr 14 3 England
2 Aug 2007 10:21PM
Great close up nice detail
Soom 17 1 England
3 Aug 2007 9:13AM
Wow that's close, what ever it is it looks like its in a right sticky mess.
'The elusive butterfly'.
limmy62 15 12 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2007 9:16AM
great macro work Bev!!!

newy17 16 273 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2007 1:46PM
eeeeehh stunning detail superbly captured bev.
chensuriashi Plus
15 334 18 England
5 Aug 2007 3:16PM
Hi again Bevzed I prefere the Mod to the first shot, both are good... but if I was choosy...the second one.
Cheers Chen.
iajacks 16 24 England
7 Aug 2007 11:45AM
a great closeup with a good DOF and lots of good detail

well done ian
BEVZED 15 1.1k United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 11:58AM

Quote:'The elusive butterfly'

Lol, didn't think of that one Soom!

Thanks everyone, right gruesome beast isn't it!

Not sure about the second one Chen - I think I was after the furry body to try and get an ID (but no luck Wink ), the second was a better face but ... mmm, still to close for my liking!

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