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deviant 12 3.1k 1 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2004 2:11PM
Complaints!? Are you mad. This is a top macro shot. I love it. Post more please.

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23 Feb 2004 2:16PM
Yes, I have a complaint, why aren't there some bumble bees like this in my neighbourhood?
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2004 2:18PM
Guilty as charged re: madness :0) but thanks for the positive reaction Dave.

See this spot tomorrow,

Brian
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2004 2:22PM
Maybe because they can "prate geen Nederlandse" Femke, (mind you, neither can I these days - I suspect I've spelt it wrong? Smile

What sound does a Dutch bee make?

Thanks for taking time to look and comment,

Brian
Bernie 12 2.2k
23 Feb 2004 2:39PM
A superb shot Brian.Now pop it into photoshop and swap the leaf for a guitar, makes me smile just thinking about it.
Saxon Marsh 13 294 England
23 Feb 2004 2:41PM
Looks as though its grateful to have eventually reached the summit of the leaf Excellent shot - Keith
Franticsmurf 14 829 Wales
23 Feb 2004 2:43PM
LOL Bernie. I can't get that image out of my mind! 'Are you ready to rrrrrrock?'

Great shot, Brian. Pin sharp, well exposed and a great capture as the be 'makes it'.
Dave
geegee 12 29 England
23 Feb 2004 2:43PM
What a capture Brian. Stunning. Can almost hear the sigh of relief as the hands reach over the top. In climbing parlance, a "jug handle"! Big click.

George.
jan 1 12 12 Netherlands
23 Feb 2004 2:44PM
Well done!
In dubble Dutch, It looks like an ''AAP''
Jan
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2004 2:44PM
Bernie - I thought that I was bonkers - now I have company. What a superb idea :0)

Thank you both for commenting,

Brian
Terry L Plus
12 590 5 England
23 Feb 2004 2:45PM
Great macro work Brian nice sharp detail and great composition. Give us more please.

Regards
Terry
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2004 2:50PM
Thanks for the comments Dave, George and Jan,

You are right Dave - I shall probably wake at two in the morning up giggling at the thought! "Bee-Sting and the Bumblers, the new Buzz-Rock Sensation" - LOL

Brian
23 Feb 2004 2:54PM
Fantastic photo mate, detail amazing, and the pose just tops it.
iscramble 12 90 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2004 2:56PM
Awesome shot Brian. Thats one good lens you have there. Click!
Cheers
Phil
Atlas 13 621 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2004 3:02PM
Great Image Brian, guitar or a surfboard :o)...great fun to play around with this in Photoshop I think.

Rob
gtroop 12 29 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2004 3:06PM
Great shot Brian.......This one is a bit special.

Geoff
Bernie 12 2.2k
23 Feb 2004 3:10PM
Hey Bri how about the Bumble bee gees..lol
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2004 3:11PM
Cor - it seems as if this one has struck a chord with you! Thanks for all the positive comments Smile

Brian
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2004 3:14PM
Bernie, I think there was actually a group in the late '60s called "Bee Bumble and The Stingers". I'm trying to remember if it was on one of the programmes my kids used to watch or whether it was a real group.

(You know what they say about the '60s, if you can remember them you weren't there!)

Brian
Bernie 12 2.2k
23 Feb 2004 3:23PM
Here you go
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2004 3:24PM
Bernie - what a star!
ken j. Plus
13 374
23 Feb 2004 3:25PM
Super macro shot Brian,
BTW "Bee Bumble and the Stingers" was a group.
One hit wonders with "Nut Rocker"
**Added***
Sorry - missed Bernie's link!!
23 Feb 2004 3:37PM
well done Brian. very nice texture on the leaf.
Greyheron Plus
14 282 7 England
23 Feb 2004 3:48PM
Brilliant shot Brian....absolutely stunning. The detail & composition couldn't be better!
Excellent photography!

Mike
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2004 3:51PM
Ken, Les & Mike - more grateful thanks, its nice when a shot you are not totally sure about gets a good review.

Brian
23 Feb 2004 4:24PM
Fantastic shot and excellent Macro work! I shall be hunting my backgarden from now on for unsuspecting bees!! Doubtfull I would get the same result though!
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2004 4:30PM
Thanks Sally - the key is to get to know your model first (and stroke their fluffy bums - if you feel brave). I'm sure they appreciate the attention Smile

It does help if it is cold, they are very sluggish and so give you more time with each shot.

Brian
stevie 12 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2004 4:49PM
Superb macro shot.
flossie 13 1.6k
23 Feb 2004 4:51PM
17 clicks (18 now) and only just onto page 2 - that must surely be a record.
What a great picture Brian, I'm glad to hear you get to know them first before stroking their bums, nice to know there are still some gentlemen left in the world :o)
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2004 5:00PM
Steve & flossie, thanks. I'm one of the old school flossie (and got the scars to prove it - LOL).

I learnt the trick from an old bee keeping friend of ours. Mind you, he could do it with honey bees, don't fancy that, their bums are a bit sharper!

Brian
Timecatcher 12 120 Canada
23 Feb 2004 5:11PM
Happy the #20th click. Great Macro work creating not only a well captured bug shot but also one that could tell many stories. Keep up the good work.
Pat
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2004 5:22PM
Thanks Pat

Brian
ccmole 12 14
23 Feb 2004 5:32PM
wow
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2004 5:34PM
Ta Smile
vince 12 48 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2004 5:35PM
Excellent macro shot Brian. CLICK!!!
naturenut 13 1.8k England
23 Feb 2004 5:46PM
Brilliant Brian, what else can I say that hasn't already been said. Click.

Margaret.
keithh Plus
12 25.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
23 Feb 2004 5:51PM
Exploitation..... and a cracker of a shot. Of course the exertion has probably killed her, but it's the shot that counts. That's what my editor used to tell me.
pierre 12 62 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2004 5:56PM
Excellent photo,good story,good comments as well
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2004 5:57PM
Thanks Vince, Margaret and Keith. At least I let her keep her clothes on Keith - so I reject the exploitation claim! :0)

Brian
Mari 12 1.8k Wales
23 Feb 2004 6:25PM
Thats just brilliant Brian, it really looks like its holding on to the leaf after a long climb!! Beautifully sharp detail.

Mari
brian usher 13 70 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2004 6:34PM
Fantastic shot. Well done.
Brian.
keithh Plus
12 25.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
23 Feb 2004 6:50PM
We only have your word for that Brian
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2004 6:59PM
Pete, Mari and Brian, thanks for taking time to look and comment.

Keith, remember, I'm one of the older school of gentleman. It will be rice puddings at dawn if you impugn my honour! Smile

Brian
MartinWait 12 92 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2004 7:24PM
What an amazing capture!!
Love it!

Martin.
john short 12 25 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2004 7:26PM
all been said, excellent image
SuziBlue 13 16.2k 10 Scotland
23 Feb 2004 8:02PM
Wow dig that hat! Definitely a Vivienne Westwood. Fabulous shot Brian - beautifully sharp and the title made me smile - very welcome after today Grin


30 .. *click* !
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2004 8:54PM
Nice to hear from you again Suzi - glad I brightened your day but sorry you needed it!

Martin & John, thanks for dropping by too.

Thank you all for the positive comments,

Brian
brian13 12 218
23 Feb 2004 9:00PM
Another 'bonkers' Brian here. This is amazzzzing! Well done Brian. You should get an RSPCI (Insect) Award for this.
Brian.
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2004 9:02PM
Thanks "BB" - praise from Brians has particular value Smile

Brian
starman1 13 61 United States
23 Feb 2004 9:02PM
Great shots should never get complaints, please keep them coming. Click!
ronr 12 3 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2004 9:04PM
Great close-up, superb shot, WOW.
Ron.
IanA 12 3.0k 12 England
23 Feb 2004 9:16PM
There's not much I can add to the above Brian.
I'll just add my click'
Regards
Ian
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2004 9:31PM
Oo-er, looks like I got this shot right then - thanks folks (I'll have to find Mrs Bumble tomorrow and give her a big thank you too!)

Brian
23 Feb 2004 9:34PM
great shot!
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2004 10:39PM
Thanks Leanne - just been looking at your folio, don't know how I missed it, you have some good shots. Benson looks a character

Brian
davidbailie 13 457 7 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2004 11:01PM
Wonderful - LOL
ukuwi 12 476 1 England
23 Feb 2004 11:33PM
Just seen this , and wow what a shot, he looks as though he could be your neighbour peering over the fence. excellent stuff. deserves an EC. could see this in a magazine, in fact its better than most pictures in magazines. big click
Lesley Jane 13 305
23 Feb 2004 11:42PM
This is one brilliant shot.
It is so sharp and how refreshing to have a natural history shot with some humour about it.
Lesley
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2004 8:26AM
Thanks David, Tony and Lesley, I'm glad you appreciated the humour Smile

Brian
lobsterboy Plus
12 14.7k 13 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2004 9:05AM
Stunning shot - love it.
lovelylindax 12 16
24 Feb 2004 9:06AM
I nearly missed this - how amazing! Cant say anymore - just amazing and wow!
Linda x
lovelylindax 12 16
24 Feb 2004 9:09AM
I just came back for another look Brian
Its bloody good - so furry and cute and I normally have a phobia to bees and wasps
lovelylindax 12 16
24 Feb 2004 1:19PM
I have been out for a few hours and still came back to this image, lol
I am sure its smiling now! x
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2004 7:37PM
Chris & Linda, thanks for the positive reaction (Linda - I guess that has to be 3 times thanks? Smile

Brian
24 Feb 2004 8:41PM
Hey Brian, indeed, maybe I should try and talk to them in English (without the accent, then). Dear bee... please come to my garden?
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2004 8:53PM
Femke - I'm sure that will do it :0)

(did you understand my "dutchlish" then?)

Brian
jeanie Plus
12 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2004 9:14PM
what can I say that has not been said already???????? This is brilliant and deserves every click you have received.
I think this must have the most clicks in all the pictures I have managed to look at so far!
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2004 9:34PM
Thanks Jeanie, I appreciate your comment - all clicks gratefully received - Smile

Brian
jon1169 12 51 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2004 9:38PM
I think you might be finding your own particular style now (referring back to a previous forum thread).....stunning nature and macro shots.

Wish I had as much time on my hands, and I may get to be half as good Smile
warb 12 839
24 Feb 2004 9:39PM
erm...WOW!
24 Feb 2004 9:47PM
Absolutely brilliant pin sharp shot Brian, well done.

Mary
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2004 10:01PM
Jon, thanks - I hadn't thought of it, but you may be right. Time - I haven't got any time - too busy taking photos and carting your mother about Smile

Warb - where's my Awarb then! - LOL

Mary, thanks to you too,

Brian
lovelylindax 12 16
24 Feb 2004 10:32PM
I am back again Brian, lol
4th time today - I should get out more eh?
No I was showing your bee to my friend here
Linda x
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2004 10:38PM
Please feel free to visit any time and any friend of yours is welcome too Smile

Have you seen Todays Bumble?

Brian
lovelylindax 12 16
24 Feb 2004 10:54PM
I am going right over, lol
seven21 12 196
24 Feb 2004 11:03PM
Brilliant shot Brian - steve
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2004 11:09PM
Thank you Steve - it seems to have got better reviews than I expected Smile


Brian
noseprints 12 576
25 Feb 2004 1:22AM
hahaha! so you didn't expect this? it's such a fun picture, for sure. she looks very human, with her "arm" hanging over like that.
Lesley Jane 13 305
25 Feb 2004 6:38AM
Linda isn't the only one who has come back to this image for another look, I have several times and it just gets better.

You should be thinking about a competition to enter it into!
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2004 8:00AM
Hi Lucie - I wasn't sure if others would see it the same way as I did. I half expected a "Oh no - another bug shot" response, but I have been delighted with the positive reaction - thanks again to all.


Lesley Jane, thanks - I'm cogitating - always a slow process these days Smile

Brian
warb 12 839
25 Feb 2004 9:24AM
brian, you can have an awarb no problem, i thought there was a good chance of an EC tho, and u already hav an RSPCI insect award. i tend not to give awards to photos that already have such a great response as that is award enough is it not? ;o) i try to give them to the ones i personally think should have more clicks/comments. (plus ive just had a look in the warb award warbdrobe, and i seem to be running low)

aww but just look at mr b's face, ok ok.

*congratulations, this photo has received a warb award.
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2004 11:12AM
Cheers Warb, an "awarb" has extraordinary value, even more rare than the EC, so many thanks - (you are as daft as I am - compliment!).

Pete doesn't appear to share the view of many - I had wondered, but maybe he did see it as "just another bug shot?"

Brian
jan 1 12 12 Netherlands
25 Feb 2004 3:19PM
Watching your BEE is one thing, reading all comments,another.During this, so many new Pictures were posted, i got lack of time.
NICE READINGS.
Jan
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2004 4:11PM
Thanks for taking the time Jan, Brian
lovelylindax 12 16
27 Feb 2004 2:24AM
So Brian - this little baby must have won you something by now? Have you entered any competition yet? Do it Do it!
How many times have I come back here now, lol
Linda x
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2004 8:06AM
Morning Linda - I sent the Bumbles off to Total Digital Photographer to see if I can win a copy of Photoshop CS. I'll let you know what, if anything, happens.

Brian
lovelylindax 12 16
27 Feb 2004 11:16AM
Ahhh thanks Brian - good luck!
Linda x
magda_indigo 12 418 England
27 Feb 2004 5:36PM
you know when you have a wow shot,he Brian? Fantastic and funtastic, click (*:*)
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2004 5:39PM
Thanks for the kind comment Magda

Brian
Miles Herbert 14 1.8k 4 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2004 9:34AM
How did I miss this one... not a lot else that I can say... so...'click' (49!)
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2004 9:38AM
Thanks for the 49th!

Brian
cameracat 12 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
28 Feb 2004 5:01PM
Brian Here is the 50th, and very well done mate.
regards
Vince & The Cat
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2004 5:14PM
Only one click from the two of you? :0)

Glad you both approved, thanks

Brian
KathyW 13 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
28 Feb 2004 11:59PM
Here's another, forgot to click this before!
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2004 9:49PM
All clicks gratefully received Smile

thanks Kathy
ericfaragh 12 132 3 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2004 11:27AM
Think it's all been said! Smile Well done.
laurab 13 53 United Kingdom
9 May 2004 8:27AM
I don't know how I missed this, but I'm really pleased I found it, it is a fantastic photo, it really makes me smile.

CLICK
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
9 May 2004 8:20PM
Eric, thanks - sorry not to have replied before, I missed your comment.

Laura - thanks for finding it, glad you had a smile - it looks really please with itself I think,

Brian
16 Jul 2004 9:22AM
Very CUTE! Just the big eyes of the bee, and how it looks like it's struggling up the leaf.. Perfect! Somehow, to me, it kinda reflects the bee's emotions.. I absolutely love it!

Christine
16 Jul 2004 9:25AM
Oh.. I forgot to mention the perfect, sharp details!!!
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2004 9:58AM
Thanks very much Christine, that's how it seemed to me.

Brian
alfpics Plus
14 360 England
20 Jul 2004 8:30AM
Wonderful!
Andy
mule 12 68
20 Jul 2004 8:44AM
Still getting comments five months on. I think you can safely say this one's a winner.
*click*
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2004 11:18AM
Thanks Andy & Sam - its always nice when somebody comments on an old posting and to get two in a day is very nice Smile

Brian
norca 12 2 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2004 9:43AM
Wow what a great shot. I'm to look for bees.
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2004 11:17AM
Thanks for finding this shot and commenting Michael

Brian
sybilla 12 258
3 Aug 2004 11:59AM
Wow...this is REALLY wierd....I saw this in a back copy of a magazine just this morning!!Great shot!

Clare
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2004 1:09PM
Thanks Clare - TDP from a few months back I guess?

Brian
sybilla 12 258
3 Aug 2004 1:47PM
Yes, Brian, you are correct!!

Clare
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2004 2:20PM
Good - else somebody had nicked my image Smile

Brian
dalischone 11 295 Scotland
10 Jan 2005 9:56AM
Somehow I missed this one but thanks to a forum topic I'm glad to have found it! Stunner of a shot with amazing detail and great story as well. Excellent.

Tracy
Eden Plus
11 40 Germany
11 Jan 2005 3:49AM
Great shot - can see why it was tempting to a photo thief!
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2005 2:18PM
Thanks for finding this shot and commenting on it Tracy and Eden

Brian
sputnki 12 10 Canada
17 Jun 2005 6:19PM
Oh right on! Nothing beats a humourous caption and a close up of a bug! This one is perfect. Doug
CarlyMorg 10 50
5 Mar 2006 2:49AM
A terific shot Brian. See what happens when you help nature Smile

Ray
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2006 2:38AM
Thanks Doug and Ray - I've only just spotted your comments

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