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thirsty wasps

By CarolG  
The stone bird bath in my garden is a great attraction to the many visiting wasps, here are a selection.
Many thanks for the birthday wishes I have already received, unfortunately I have woken up to a thunderstorm rumbling around outside, which means that in all probability I will have to disconnect my 'phone/internet modem to ensure the lightning doesn't flash through the cable, as happened a couple of years ago. Hopefully I will be back later in the day Smile

Tags: Wildlife Nature Macro General Wasp Close-up Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: KarenFB, Hermanus, Chinga and 93 more

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KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
14 Nov 2013 5:29AM
A stunning shot - the details you've captured are amazing!

I'm sorry the sun isn't shining on you this morning, but I hope you can enjoy nature's illuminations anyway! Smile
Happy Birthday Carol! Grin

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
14 Nov 2013 5:31AM
Thunderstorm and rain on your birthday is a good omen Carol !! May your new year be blessed with God's best for you !! A stunning image this GrinGrinGrin
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 5:40AM
Superb images!
Well Carol - I think that little beastie is drinking the finest champage to celebrate your BIRTHDAY!
I am still at work - When I get home I will upload you a bug shot for sure...
Best wishes, Isabel xx
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
14 Nov 2013 5:56AM
Wow of the most amazing images ever!!!! superb photography....
Happy happy birthday, hope the rainbow breaks through after the storm and you have a wonderful day...GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Andysnapper 10 109 25 England
14 Nov 2013 6:30AM
Happy Birthday Carol......(need more smilies, where's the balloons...)

And you have surpassed even your high standards today, the detail in this is fantastic. Superb shot in every way.

I hope you are not as thirsty as this on your birthdayGrin. Many happy returns. Lovely work has gone into these three. Well done Carol.
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 6:55AM
Maybe the little wasp is having a drink on you to celebrate your birthday!!
Superb image!! Have a lovely birthday! Enjoy the storm! Smile

mistere Plus
4 4 3 England
14 Nov 2013 7:00AM
Super close up and well spotted. Very happy birthday, have a great day.

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 7:02AM
A quite remarkable and so very interesting captures Carol

Happy Birthday, I hope that you enjoy your day to the full...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
14 Nov 2013 7:09AM
Happy birthday a great capture

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 7:18AM
What a super set Carol, like them all,Smile wishing you avery happy birthdaySmileSmile

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 7:20AM
These really are special ...
Have a great day
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 7:22AM
Lovely images, Happy Birthday Carol! enjoy your special day,

dven Plus
13 25 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 7:25AM
Nice one Carol Have a nice Birthday

14 Nov 2013 7:25AM
Fab image and once again happy birthday to you Grin patty x
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 7:25AM
Excellent images Carol and hope you enjoy your Birthday. x
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 7:27AM
a very very happy birthday carol hope the weather does not spoil your day three stunning captures have a birthday ua on me very very nice ones Wink
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 7:29AM
Superb wast shots, love the montage.

Ama===zing images, Carol. They are stunning and superb. Enjoy your Special Day.
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
14 Nov 2013 7:54AM
Just superb macros Carol. Have a great day xx

Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 7:56AM
Great images Carol...and so different!, congrats on the awards
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 7:59AM
Excellent detail Carol, especially in V1.

tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 8:03AM
Happy Birthday Carol
♫ ♬ ♭ ♮ ♯ ♫ ♬ ♭ ♮ ♯Wink♫ ♬ ♭ ♮ ♯Wink

ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
14 Nov 2013 8:16AM
Looks like muscular wasps - are they your birthday cabaret, Carol?
Beautiful shots.
14 Nov 2013 8:17AM
Super set Carol, Happy Birthday,
14 Nov 2013 8:20AM
firstly have a wonderful Birthday ! the shots are wonderful
mex 10 27 3 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 8:20AM
Happy birthday carol, super images.
cheers phil.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
14 Nov 2013 8:25AM
Have a lovely birthday, Carol, despite the weather outside.
And what fine detailed images of this wasp, esp. the one with the reflection, and a very fine mintage at V 3.
14 Nov 2013 8:33AM
Happy Birthday Carol, hope you have a wonderful day Smile
Three wonderful images Carol, the detail is amazing Smile
jdinne 15 16 England
14 Nov 2013 8:37AM
Excellent set here Carol and a very Happy Birthday, take it easy and enjoy the day.

Gerryrys 6 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 8:49AM
Clever stuff Carol. Happy birthday. Smile

Richsr 11 91 223 England
14 Nov 2013 8:56AM
Like the good details in this Carol
Hope you have a good day
User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 8:58AM
V1 is just stunning, outstanding detail.
They are all excellent but, my award goes to V1.
14 Nov 2013 9:17AM
Happy Birthday, Carol!
Three stunning images - brilliant macro work.
Hope the storm passes quickly!

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 9:19AM
Happy birthday from me, and I'm sorry that I don't do macro! Plus there's a distinct dearth of flowers here at the moment...

Quote:Happy Birthday, Carol!
Three stunning images - brilliant macro work.
Hope the storm passes quickly!


I am gobsmacked !!! Superb.

Happy Birthday Carole!
jdenman 10 18 5 Spain
14 Nov 2013 9:59AM
Happy Birthday Grin
Great detailed images as always.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
14 Nov 2013 10:04AM
Such a gorgeous close up. Really interesting behaviour skillfully captured.

And many happy returns of the day.
14 Nov 2013 10:12AM
A fine shot on your birthday Carol. Many Happy Returns,
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
14 Nov 2013 10:25AM
Cracking stuff here Carol, have a lovely day,
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
14 Nov 2013 10:31AM
Happy Birthday !!!!!!!! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin Carol, and a fine image for your big day !! Congratulations on all the awards so far !! Have a great day.
9 10 10 England
14 Nov 2013 10:42AM
Hope the weather doesn't spoil your day Carol - it's wet. windy and not too warm here.Sad Love the montage.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 10:43AM
Exquisite detail and I love your montage.
Have a lovely Birthday.
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
14 Nov 2013 11:31AM
Wishing you a Very Happy Birthday Carol. Smile

I am perhaps unusual in admiring wasps and these
are super captures.
Such great detail and a bit out of the ordinary to see them drink.
Well done.

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
14 Nov 2013 12:13PM
As the Tina Turner song goes Carol SIMPLY THE BEST! and the photo is very good as well, have a great Birthday and make the most of it as you will be 22 next year.


User_Removed 5 920 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 12:16PM
Have wonderful birthday SmileSmileSmile
14 Nov 2013 12:36PM
Stunning series from the birthday girl. In my childhood a thunderstorm was part of the celebration, it came always at the end of the day and I have liked thunderstorms ever since, but watch yourself they can be dangerous.

14 Nov 2013 12:50PM
Really superb set.
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
14 Nov 2013 1:00PM
The heavens are celebrating with you....have a great birthday.
14 Nov 2013 1:01PM
Super extra close image ,Carol !GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin - HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! ---- Jukka.Smile
14 Nov 2013 2:06PM
all awards well deserved Carol cracking good work

Graham ..........a fine result on your birthday
Ray12 Plus
5 137 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 2:09PM
Just when I think I am getting images like you.... you smack me right between eyes with this set of well, unbelievable & fantastic shots Grin
Once again Happy Birthday, have a good day.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
14 Nov 2013 2:13PM
Well, a Very Happy Birthday again, Carol, as I was a day early yesterday! Hope you're having a good 'un, despite your thunderstorm Wink
An especially super set here, with V1 being my favourite - you could even count the hairs on it's back, the detail is so good! Well deserving of all the Awards, and have pleasure in adding mine by way of a birthday present to add to your collection Smile
Trev Smile
xwang 9 56 8
14 Nov 2013 2:24PM
Wonderful shots, especially love V3.
Sorry the only page missing on my PF is the bugs... can't upload one, but wishing you a very Happy Birthday.
14 Nov 2013 2:25PM
Happy birthday Carol! Great macro photography, as you always do!
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 2:25PM
Happy Birthday. Now how on earth did you manage that shot, great detail, well done and deserving of all those awards too!
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 2:48PM
Beautiful set my favourite V1, have a lovely day Smile

TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 3:16PM
Superb set, Carol.
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 3:36PM
An excellent set Carol. You really are an expert at montage shots. Love the detail you have captured. Congratulations on your birthday and have a great time.
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 3:47PM
Happy Birthday Carol and congrats on all the UAs.
Splendid shots and love the compilation and especially the gorgeous trough.
14 Nov 2013 3:55PM
Super close up compilations
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
14 Nov 2013 4:11PM
Wonderful detail here.
Super set.
And a Happy Birthday to you Carol !!
basith 5 7 Sri Lanka
14 Nov 2013 5:25PM
Happy birthday Carol.
Great capture and nice detail.

14 Nov 2013 6:09PM
Excellent images Carol, happy birthday..Lin
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
14 Nov 2013 6:10PM
Phenomenal detail in v1 Carol, that is one of your very best without a shadow of a doubt. That montage is almost too much for me to bear being a Gloucester rugby fan and it will terrify that big wuss that is the Tomcat!Tongue Happy Birthday to you, Ed
Philip_H 6 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 6:25PM
Superb set to mark your special day, Carol.

Happy Birthday.

Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 6:33PM
Hope you are having a lovely day Carol!
Totally stunning images as always.....
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 7:21PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Carol, have a great day. Fantastic shots must be a record with 17 UAs. Well done!
14 Nov 2013 7:46PM
Fantastic shots. Happy birthday. Hope you have a lovely day. Cathy
14 Nov 2013 8:00PM
Stunning trio. Love your collage SmileSmileSmile
Hope your day has been one to remember xx

Nigeve1 Plus
5 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 8:06PM
Excellent set, V1 is particularly good.
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 11:05PM
Stunning images Carol. I hope you had a great birthday!
Carol x
AnneB50 6 118 18 Scotland
14 Nov 2013 11:08PM
I have never seen so many user awards for one image (or 3), no matter how deserved. What can I say, stunning doesn't even go near it! We have wasps drink from our pond but I can't match this by any means.

Hope you had a great birthday and weren't off line for too long.

annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
14 Nov 2013 11:24PM
wow, look at all the birthday UAs and you know what, this super wasp deserves it. And now send it to you know whom WinkWinkWink
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
15 Nov 2013 12:32AM
cracking set .
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
15 Nov 2013 8:43AM
V1 is STUNNING, Carol. But I don't think it deserves 19 user awards.

It deserves at least 20 Wink

Love the montage too SmileSmile

Jocelia 7 2 1 Australia
15 Nov 2013 8:45AM
Absolutely fantastic, the presentation it so unusualwith seeing a wasp drink.
Love the multiset, V3...WinkWinkWink
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2013 4:55PM
Wow! Congratulations on all the well deserved awards Carol! Smile
6 3 8 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2013 8:20PM
I can't believe I missed these! Stunning images, especially V1Grin
Love the shot!

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