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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
15 5.6k 182 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
Hermanus 8 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
10 3 2 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
8 481 7 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 12 109 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.

14 Nov 2013 6:38AM
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 8 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
7 6 4 England
14 Nov 2013 7:00AM
Super close up and well spotted. Very happy birthday, have a great day.

NDODS 10 5.2k 127 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 Plus
17 84 Sweden
14 Nov 2013 7:09AM
Happy birthday a great capture

Nikonuser1 Plus
8 166 16 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 7:18AM
What a super set Carol, like them all,Smile wishing you avery happy birthdaySmileSmile

barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 7:20AM
These really are special ...
Have a great day
ali63 9 791 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 7:22AM
Lovely images, Happy Birthday Carol! enjoy your special day,

dven Plus
15 43 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
12 8 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 7:25AM
Excellent images Carol and hope you enjoy your Birthday. x
andylea 12 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
12 22 101 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 7:29AM
Superb wast shots, love the montage.

14 Nov 2013 7:46AM
Ama===zing images, Carol. They are stunning and superb. Enjoy your Special Day.
fentiger 19 920 24 England
14 Nov 2013 7:54AM
Just superb macros Carol. Have a great day xx

Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 7:56AM
Great images Carol...and so different!, congrats on the awards
viscostatic 14 50 10 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 7:59AM
Excellent detail Carol, especially in V1.

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

ddolfelin Plus
9 103 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,
sparrowhawk Plus
12 282 2 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 8:20AM
firstly have a wonderful Birthday ! the shots are wonderful
mex 13 27 3 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 8:20AM
Happy birthday carol, super images.
cheers phil.
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 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.
janlea 9 3 United Kingdom
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 17 16 England
14 Nov 2013 8:37AM
Excellent set here Carol and a very Happy Birthday, take it easy and enjoy the day.

14 Nov 2013 8:49AM
Clever stuff Carol. Happy birthday. Smile

Richsr 14 91 223 England
14 Nov 2013 8:56AM
Like the good details in this Carol
Hope you have a good day
User_Removed 16 386 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
14 2.8k 2406 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...
14 Nov 2013 9:37AM

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


I am gobsmacked !!! Superb.

14 Nov 2013 9:42AM
Happy Birthday Carole!
jdenman 12 19 5 Spain
14 Nov 2013 9:59AM
Happy Birthday Grin
Great detailed images as always.
SlowSong Plus
12 9.6k 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 13 38 217 England
14 Nov 2013 10:25AM
Cracking stuff here Carol, have a lovely day,
rontear Plus
18 23 9 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.
12 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
10 45 121 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 10:43AM
Exquisite detail and I love your montage.
Have a lovely Birthday.
BarbaraR 15 1.0k 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 10 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 8 920 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 12:16PM
Have wonderful birthday SmileSmileSmile
HarrietH Plus
10 303 Portugal
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.

prabhusinha 13 5 5 India
14 Nov 2013 12:50PM
Really superb set.
Joline Plus
14 34 59 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
digital_boi 15 3 6 Scotland
14 Nov 2013 2:06PM
all awards well deserved Carol cracking good work

Graham ..........a fine result on your birthday
Ray12 8 154 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
12 13 19 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 12 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
10 442 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 7 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 2:48PM
Beautiful set my favourite V1, have a lovely day Smile

TonyDy Plus
12 52 3 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 3:16PM
Superb set, Carol.
Billyray 13 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 Plus
9 33 5 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 14 3 8 Scotland
14 Nov 2013 4:11PM
Wonderful detail here.
Super set.
And a Happy Birthday to you Carol !!
basith_am 8 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 15 255 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 9 1.5k United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 6:25PM
Superb set to mark your special day, Carol.

Happy Birthday.

Fefe Plus
9 57 36 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 6:33PM
Hope you are having a lovely day Carol!
Totally stunning images as always.....
Brian65 12 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
fificat100 10 5 2 Scotland
14 Nov 2013 8:00PM
Stunning trio. Love your collage SmileSmileSmile
Hope your day has been one to remember xx

Nigeve1 8 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 8:06PM
Excellent set, V1 is particularly good.
gingerdelight 14 298 11 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 11:05PM
Stunning images Carol. I hope you had a great birthday!
Carol x
AnneB50 8 118 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 9 220 42 Luxembourg
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
10 17 16 England
15 Nov 2013 12:32AM
cracking set .
ChiliMan 14 135 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 9 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 11 207 1 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2013 4:55PM
Wow! Congratulations on all the well deserved awards Carol! Smile
9 3 8 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2013 8:20PM
I can't believe I missed these! Stunning images, especially V1Grin
20 Dec 2013 10:01PM
Love the shot!

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