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Sodden Weather

By NDODS    
Firstly thank you to you all for your most gracious comments, caring messages, and vote following yesterdays upload of my 'Battered Brown Butterfly'.

Today's upload was captured during a brief respite in the torrential down pours which I am sure we are all experiencing in the UK at the moment. This rather sodden little Honey Bee looked extremely demoralised as he trudged through the soaked thistles in search for nectar.

Well I hope that you all have a great day, for me who knows? However one thing is for sure, I will have a camera or two in tow.

Regards as always Nathan GrinGrinGrin

P.S. If there is anyone who resides near to Chipstead Lakes nr Sevenoaks, please pop in for a cup of tea and a chat. It gets rather lonely at time here on respite.

Tags: Weather Worker Soaking Wildlife and nature Sodden Bee

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Andysnapper 9 109 25 England
31 Jul 2013 6:32AM
Poor old bee, looks like its all rather hard work. Sorry I'm so far away Nathan or I'd definitely pop in for a cuppa and a chat. Keep snapping.


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CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
31 Jul 2013 6:39AM
Poor little fella, Nathan, he does look bedraggled, but a super capture, nevertheless. Carol
JudeC 10 6 3 England
31 Jul 2013 7:00AM
Hi Nathan, love this shot - thanks for the comment on my upload, got me to thinking how my images look to other people - you thought it looked under-exposed and I thought it looked over-exposed - must say that I haven't calibrated my laptop for two years, I will dig the spyder out and see if that makes a difference! Take care - Jude.
Probably the best of this genre I've seen in a while but think the title should have been "sodding weather"! Si.
User_Removed 5 4 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 7:04AM
Should have taken a brolly

Nice one Nathan

cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
31 Jul 2013 7:05AM
wonderful detail Grin
31 Jul 2013 7:07AM
A fine capture Nathan, nice detail,
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
31 Jul 2013 7:26AM
One cannot help but feel sorry for this chap !! Excellent capture Nathan !
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 7:31AM
Poor bee he does look rather fed up, have a good day.Smile
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 7:37AM
richmowil Plus
9 334 2 England
31 Jul 2013 8:05AM
The determined Bee despite being wet and looking a bit rough it will not give up on its quest!! A great image showing us reality, Nathan!!
Nigeve1 Plus
4 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 8:18AM
Perseverence despite a drenching, well captured.
31 Jul 2013 8:19AM
Lovely image
I would definitely pop in for a cuppa and a chat if you were a wee bit closer.
Take care
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 8:21AM
The new spikey look that all good bees are now sporting!
31 Jul 2013 8:24AM
Beautiful macro of this poor soggy bee Nathan Grin

EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 8:34AM
Great capture Smile

Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 8:59AM
First class image of this soggy bee Nathan. Hope you weren't quite as wet as he was! Wink

rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 9:01AM
An incredibly detailed image of this poor fellow, Nathan.

franken Plus
15 4.5k 4 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 9:09AM
Another excellent macro Nathan.

8 10 10 England
31 Jul 2013 9:23AM
Rescued a bee from the folds of my curtains yesterday - don't know if he was poorly or drunk but his energy level was very low! Great detail in this shot Nathan.Smile
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
31 Jul 2013 9:59AM
A real cracker, Nathan. It's amazing to see a bee in such a condition. Super!
31 Jul 2013 10:30AM
he looks a tad drookit indeed Nathan good find and capture

31 Jul 2013 10:35AM
This bee proves work goes on with no regard to the weather. A fine capture Nathan
Regards Brian
Richsr 10 91 223 England
31 Jul 2013 10:46AM
Looks a bit wet Nathan good details
Regards Richard
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
31 Jul 2013 10:49AM
Welcomed rain for some NathanSmile
danbrann 13 636 17
31 Jul 2013 10:56AM
Unlike me the Bee doesn't stop working when it rains. It is good to see`garden insects etc in anything but great weather.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 112 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 11:04AM
I hope you're feeling better than he looks!
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 11:06AM
Poor little thing, the new hair style maybeeBlushBlush will catch on. Miserable weather in Suffolk at the moment SadSadSad.

Ali SmileSmile
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 149 16 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 11:13AM
A great capture Nathan, Smilehave feel sorry for the Bee some of the rain must have seamed like boulders to him!!!!

At first I thought it was the prickly plant that had done the damage. Well capture Nathan.
Herge88 10 40 4 England
31 Jul 2013 11:42AM
This one looks like its about to crawl out of the monitor, nice work Nathan.

Best Matt
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
31 Jul 2013 11:59AM
A great composition in a harsh environment

Jasper87 Plus
8 1.9k 150 England
31 Jul 2013 12:22PM
Certainly looks a wee bit damp, and very well captured in all its sodden glory, Nathan.

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
31 Jul 2013 12:30PM
This has to be a first - I've never seen a soggy bee before! Grin I bet he's not too happy though Sad A wonderful capture, Nathan...don't you be getting soggy on this wet day Wink
Trev Smile
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 12:44PM
Superb capture Natahan - I am loving the wet look!
Wonderful image, Nathan, of the poor little bedraggled bee....the dont give up do they ..bless GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
31 Jul 2013 1:07PM
A great image Nathen,we all needed some rain,even though the sun was lovelySmile
paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 1:27PM
Top macro. Amazing DOF.
well taken even after the rain good shot.

mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
31 Jul 2013 1:50PM
I think we tend to forget how these little critters suffer in the bad weather Nathan.
A good reminder here !!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
31 Jul 2013 2:22PM
That is one soggy little critter. Well captured Nathan.......Sandy
31 Jul 2013 3:07PM
OH! poor Mr. Bumble, he certainly got a soaking, I give them a little honey and they are soon on their way! you have amazing photo's I must come back as soon as I can,Camellia,Grin
SlowSong Plus
9 7.3k 30 England
31 Jul 2013 4:25PM
Wow, well done you to capture this poor little critter. Not only did you spot it, you actually took a terrific picture in the rain.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 4:42PM
He's definitely having a bad hair day Nathan! Well done for braving the weather to get this.
31 Jul 2013 5:28PM
Another great title Nathan, and another smashing quirky image.

John Smile
31 Jul 2013 5:43PM
Quite a good capture of this poor bee.
p.s. Would love a cup of tea and a chat but it seem like I am a little bit too far away at this moment.
Regards Ely
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
31 Jul 2013 6:30PM
Does he not know to find shelter when it rains?
31 Jul 2013 6:35PM
What a great detailed shot I would like to thank you for your comments you leave on my images it inspires me thank yomike
Mike_Smith Plus
10 460 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 6:45PM
Cracking Macro Nathan, we have had a little rain today
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 7:55PM
Great shot Nathan
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 8:31PM
If only I was nearer I could down a cup of tea and a chat NathanSmile your picture a tad gruesome but very well captured
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 9:24PM
good macro again Nathan
sable 9 9 7 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 10:20PM
Its very different and it works for me nice piece of macro work - Elizabeth xx
abeeror2 5 23 Australia
31 Jul 2013 11:00PM
I have just gone aww to lovely wee bee, fantastic image Nathan!
best regards Kathryn
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2013 4:44AM
Marvelous capture, not just for the quality of the shot but this poor wet little thing looks so adorable! Grin
Pulls on our heart strings this one... IB
wnbeat 12 56 Scotland
1 Aug 2013 8:00AM
Aye , its a Bug's life Nathan and we know all about rain up here . Nice shotSmile
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2013 3:19PM
Nice work. Bedraggled or otherwise. Take care of yourself. paul
Source 7
1 Aug 2013 10:54PM
Wow!A fantastic angle and capture
Pinnace 9 12 Wales
2 Aug 2013 2:42PM
Oh, sodden, I read it as.....Blush
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
18 Aug 2013 3:10PM
A cracking close up of this wet wee worker, he's getting on with things in typical British spirit and not letting the weather get the better of him!Grin

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