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A lovely photograph Carol, very delicate and beautiful......G.H.

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Ray42 9 3 England
13 Jul 2012 6:02AM
Great shots and an informative narrative
Ayoob 6 Australia
13 Jul 2012 6:09AM
An excellent macro image Carol,both great......
KarenFB Plus
11 4.8k 171 England
13 Jul 2012 6:24AM
Version 2 for me today - I do prefer the image without the blurred area at the bottom! Smile
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
13 Jul 2012 6:35AM
You would think the Carpenter Bees would build a wooden fence to keep them out Wink Seriously I enjoyed your informative write up supporting your fine macro images.

Andysnapper 9 109 25 England
13 Jul 2012 6:47AM
Superb shots Carol.

netta1234 Plus
5 382 2 Wales
13 Jul 2012 6:48AM
The same goes for me the same as KarenSmile
MoragM 7 1 Scotland
13 Jul 2012 6:51AM
Super shot Carol, like the angle you've captured, V1 for me and unlike Karen I do like the soft focus at the bottom.

andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 6:52AM
v1 for me today carol cracking colour and detail a belter nice one Wink
RonnieAG Plus
7 154 117 Scotland
13 Jul 2012 6:54AM
Fascinating life cycle described, Carol: yet another new species to me, the two shots of it equally well captured.
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 7:10AM
I love the soft focus on V1 and I wouldn't want to meet that at the entrance of my nest.
dven Plus
11 25 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 7:12AM
Two excellent shots, i like version 1 with the blur as it concentrates your eye to the insect

annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
13 Jul 2012 7:33AM
No 1 for me, great capture with the Olof foreground adding a lot of atmosphere!
GlenD 10 United States
13 Jul 2012 7:33AM
Wink Still at it and at it great I see
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 7:46AM
Super pics and an interesting, if gruesome description.
13 Jul 2012 8:21AM
looks like a half vote each today.
saeidNL 7 3 Netherlands
13 Jul 2012 8:34AM
Two fantastic and great macro shot,Carol,very well done,
13 Jul 2012 8:39AM
Excellent macro work Carol, V1 my favourite,
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
13 Jul 2012 8:50AM
Gosh, never knew there were so many different types of Bee-like critters! Fascinating info and 2 excellent images. Think it's V1 for me as I quite like the blurred flower adding that something extra.

CaroleS Plus
7 429 3 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 8:54AM
That's a new one to me, can't decide between the two so they share my vote. A very good macro.
Norfolkboy 11 1 4 England
13 Jul 2012 9:13AM
Two fine macros, Carol.
SlowSong Plus
8 6.8k 29 England
13 Jul 2012 9:56AM
You're finding some real beasties lately. Smile
13 Jul 2012 10:24AM
love v1. a great capture of a nasty beastie!Wink
TonyDy Plus
8 7 3 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 10:28AM
Excellent shots again, Carol.
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
13 Jul 2012 10:37AM
Two stunners Carol share the marks excellent macros.


Irishkate Plus
6 40 107 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 10:49AM
Like both shots, narrative and presentation.
13 Jul 2012 11:52AM
twi winners Carol V1 just has the edge for me today excellent caputres

13 Jul 2012 12:50PM
Excellent. V2 for me. Deep
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.7k 149 England
13 Jul 2012 1:06PM
Another new one! v1 for me, Carol, I do like a bit of space around insects giving more of it's environment.

posty57 9 6 2 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 1:26PM
Stunning !

8 10 10 England
13 Jul 2012 1:52PM
V2 today Carol - it's a very beautiful close up image.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
13 Jul 2012 4:04PM
Something else I don't think I've ever seen before Wink Two very fine images, Carol, and think V2's my fave Smile
jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
13 Jul 2012 4:17PM
Great information and a cracking presentation

jonwebber 8 4 1 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 5:22PM
A very sinister looking character indeed. Very well taken.
AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 5:27PM
A beautiful flying thing! I love the oof foreground, so v1 for me all the way! Smile
moiral 7 12 Scotland
13 Jul 2012 5:47PM
What lovely wings it has. V1 is the shot for me here Carol. Like that softness at the bottom. Moira
evelen 12 5 England
13 Jul 2012 6:27PM
stunning shots great looking insect carol.
LexEquine 11 19 United States
13 Jul 2012 7:00PM
'v1 is my 'Top Pick,' today, Carol, on the "2" Superb macro Images' ~ Peter
Niknut Plus
7 1.5k 72 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 7:25PM
Amazing !!!!!!!!!!!!
Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
13 Jul 2012 7:30PM
Your description is intriguing and the shot are wonderful.

tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 7:39PM
A real good 'un Carol

Suppose the weather is still hot and dryWink

Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 8:45PM
What a beautiful insect Carol! Loving the shimering paters on the wings! IB
goso 10 2 1 Australia
13 Jul 2012 9:36PM
Splendid work Carol ...Bill
bunbeam 11 2 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 9:50PM
wow, what a beauty, well captured
exposure Plus
13 4.6k England
13 Jul 2012 11:26PM
Two lovely images Carol.
13 Jul 2012 11:27PM
Excellent once again Carol,both superb..Lin
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
14 Jul 2012 11:40PM
Exceptional macrowork Carol, the detail and clarity is to be admired

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