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Our Poppies were the main attraction for bees yesterday, collecting opium nectar to get high on this weekend Smile
Thank you so much to Carol and Mike for blessing my flowers with their Users Awards - as well as to all who took the time to vote and comment, much appreciated Smile
Back to school for me again for today Smile
Have a super pre-weekend day Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Lens:4.3 - 215.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24.0 - 1200.8 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:10 Oct 2013 - 11:06 AM
Focal Length:4.3mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.4
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Busy Bee
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:11 Oct 2013 - 4:01 AM
Tags:Bee, Flowers & plants, Red poppies
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Votes:79
Voters:handlerstudio · jaktis · lesliea · S_Psharma · prabhusinha · Daisymaye · WesternRed · ddolfelin · ColleenA · Diggeo · CarolG · ugly · Andysnapper · dven · Caziwinkles · DicksPics · KarenFB · LynneJoyce · Mollycat · alansnap · User_Removed · andylea · fificat100 · EileenH · barbarahirst · marshfam19 · briantjjones · cats_123 · HarrietH · chrissie3 · Tish1 · EMJAYCEE · GeorgePlatis · NDODS · Rock · digital_boi · mashwood10 · Nikonuser1 · Brovy · rayme330 · williamsloan · RobertTurley · luckybry · achieverswales · Bickeringbush1 · capto · Alan_Baseley · SUE118 · kathrynlouise · kuvailija · georgiepoolie · morpheus1955 · myrab · ali63 · Chinga · taggart · Philip_H · Mike_Smith · jovanovic · mistere · Jenny-D · nonur · marktc · ChristineD · sweetpea62 · JuBarney · pks · 213hardy · Holmewood · BIGRY1 · AlexAppleby · annettep38 · Jocelia · Ayoob · termite53 · Mototaur · Potra · ChiliMan · Glostopcat ·
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handlerstudio
handlerstudio Plus Member 3handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2013 - 4:03 AM

A crackling macro image, Herman. Did you catch that bee in flight, getting high?

Peter

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jaktis
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11 Oct 2013 - 4:12 AM

Lots of work for the bees

Peter

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lesliea
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11 Oct 2013 - 4:26 AM

Beautiful macro images Herman great colours and detail well captured.
Allen, Smile

Last Modified By lesliea at 11 Oct 2013 - 4:26 AM

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  3 India1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2013 - 4:35 AM

Beautiful images v1 looks better.

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prabhusinha
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11 Oct 2013 - 4:54 AM

2 brilliant pics.

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WesternRed
WesternRed Plus Member 4WesternRed vcard Australia
11 Oct 2013 - 5:12 AM

Two great captures you seem to manage good position continuously. Well done Herman. V1 for me.
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ddolfelin
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11 Oct 2013 - 5:18 AM

I can see that insect's face in V1!
Lovely shot Herman.

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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 3302 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2013 - 5:31 AM

Morning Herman...back to school on a FridaySad....two great bee/poppy images...

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Diggeo
Diggeo  2 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2013 - 5:48 AM

Two more nice images, Herman.

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2013 - 6:06 AM

Two super captures, Herman, your poppies are beautiful Smile Carol

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RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2013 - 6:10 AM

Two fine shots of the poppy and it's visitor, Herman.
Ronnie.

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11 Oct 2013 - 6:38 AM

they may be going to a rave Herman! lovely shot ! and action

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper Plus Member 7109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England25 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2013 - 6:46 AM

Excellent timing Herman and such beautiful colours.

Andy

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Caziwinkles
11 Oct 2013 - 7:06 AM

Lovely images Herman - the bee just visiting the poppy - superb colours. Smile

Carol

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DicksPics
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11 Oct 2013 - 7:16 AM

A super colourful image, Herman!
Well timed to capture the bee after its 'fix'!!

Richard

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LynneJoyce
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11 Oct 2013 - 7:18 AM

Nice pair of images. V2 is my personal favourite.

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Mollycat
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11 Oct 2013 - 7:38 AM

Nice set Herman love the colour of the poppy. Grin Peter.

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fificat100
11 Oct 2013 - 8:00 AM

Two lovely captures, Herman. Excellent definition in the red petals. V2 for me this morning.

Lavina

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EileenH
EileenH  2 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2013 - 8:34 AM

Two lovely imagesSmile

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11 Oct 2013 - 8:35 AM

V1 looks like he has a face ... what a character

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marshfam19
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11 Oct 2013 - 8:42 AM

Beautiful colour and great detail.

Mary

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briantjjones
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11 Oct 2013 - 8:48 AM

Herman, I like both of the images especially the position of the bee in V1 great timingSmile

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11 Oct 2013 - 9:20 AM

Cracking shot.

Harriet

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chrissie3
chrissie3  7 England
11 Oct 2013 - 9:23 AM

Beautiful images of gorgeous poppies. One of my favourite flowers.

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Tish1
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11 Oct 2013 - 9:26 AM

You've mastered those reds again and you have bee's, ours are becoming more sparse; it is grey and raining here, didn't want to get out of bed this morning, but nature got the better of me.


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11 Oct 2013 - 9:41 AM

Lucky bee - V2 for me Herman.
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GeorgePlatis
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11 Oct 2013 - 9:49 AM

Excellent captures and great compositions with the bee on this wonderful poppy, Herman!
George

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11 Oct 2013 - 9:55 AM

Two great inflight busy captures Herman. I particularly like the colour of the poppy beautifully rich with loads of sentimental appeal.

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digital_boi
11 Oct 2013 - 10:36 AM

great colour it jumps out at you well exposed I find red difficult

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mashwood10
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11 Oct 2013 - 10:46 AM

Almost a human face on the bee !!!! Great one Herman.GrinGrinGrin

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11 Oct 2013 - 10:51 AM

Great capture HermanSmile

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11 Oct 2013 - 11:53 AM

Gorgeous colour and detail in these two , Herman.

Ray

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11 Oct 2013 - 11:58 AM

a real nice duo well taken.


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achieverswales
11 Oct 2013 - 12:40 PM

Two cracking images Herman, both extremely sharp.

Regards

Trev.

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Bickeringbush1
11 Oct 2013 - 1:34 PM

Super shot

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11 Oct 2013 - 1:41 PM

Two crackers. I love poppies, but it will be a long wait before they reappear here.Smile

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11 Oct 2013 - 3:47 PM

V2 for me Herman. Cracking image GrinGrin

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11 Oct 2013 - 3:49 PM


Quote: V1 looks like he has a face ... what a character

------ I saw the same thing as Barbs! - The Face!- Good heavens above ! ----- Jukka.Grin

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morpheus1955
11 Oct 2013 - 4:52 PM

Two superb images Herman, fabulous colours and excellent detail and the wee beastie is a real bonus Smile

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11 Oct 2013 - 5:18 PM

Wonderful Poppies Herman that will keep that little Bee very busy,

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11 Oct 2013 - 5:39 PM

Stunning images... Very well done macro!
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11 Oct 2013 - 6:00 PM

Stunning colour this Herman, and as you say a busy bee working away

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11 Oct 2013 - 6:44 PM

Super shot H, sorry i've missed your pics for a few days, my old computer decided to throw in the towel a couple of days ago but i have a new one sorted at last and will catch up with everyone asap.

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11 Oct 2013 - 6:47 PM

Two beautiful images.

Jenny Smile

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11 Oct 2013 - 6:48 PM

Two stunning shots, Herman. Very beautiful.

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11 Oct 2013 - 7:16 PM

Very well captured Herman two great shots

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ChristineD
11 Oct 2013 - 7:32 PM

Two crackling macro image

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11 Oct 2013 - 9:34 PM

Splendid shots & its V2 for me.
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11 Oct 2013 - 10:25 PM

Great shots Herman. I can see a face on the bee as well! Cathy

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11 Oct 2013 - 10:29 PM

You are starting to get the knack for capturing beesWinkGrin
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12 Oct 2013 - 7:22 AM

Two excellent shots ,like the clarity in both images.....GrinGrinGrin

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termite53
termite53  2 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2013 - 4:29 PM

Great macro in both versions, lovely colours too

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Mototaur  226 forum posts England
12 Oct 2013 - 11:39 PM

Pretty poppy colouring captured Herman. Great motion capture of bee Smile

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16 Oct 2013 - 4:54 PM

Two gorgeous summery macros, it is v2 for me as well

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