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Bee and skimmia

By oldgreyheron      
I had a day away from the pressures of work today, and did some tidying up in the garden near the site of yesterday's Life and Death image. I have a quite large skimmia japonica bush near the magnolia, and this afternoon it was literally buzzing with bees. I tried nearly 30 images of close ups of the bees and this is perhaps the only one which worked - they move so quickly! You will have to imagine the wonderful scent and the sound of the bees' activities!

I do hope that your day was a good as mine!


Tags: Bee Flowers and plants Wildlife and nature Skimmia japonica

Voters: chrisvannamen, Jat_Riski, Glostopcat and 21 more


22 Apr 2010 6:25PM
Nice shot, like the colours and detail.

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Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
22 Apr 2010 6:37PM
A splendid close up, the detail and colours are excellent
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
22 Apr 2010 6:37PM
A beauty, Mike, excellent detail in both the bee and the skimmia. Carol
22 Apr 2010 6:47PM
Great macro shot

Snapitt 10
22 Apr 2010 7:00PM
Lovely shot Mike and very well presented.

MickyMc 12 8 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2010 9:08PM
Super detail
SLH1979 10 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2010 9:53PM
What a great picture, amazing detail.

RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
22 Apr 2010 11:50PM
Superb detail and lighting of this marvellous close-up shot, Mike.
ChiliMan 13 135 17 Singapore
23 Apr 2010 4:31PM
Sounds like a good day indeed! Excellent capture of our buzzy friend, Mike, and the light on the flowers is so chirpy Smile

Canadiann 10 2 Canada
23 Apr 2010 7:05PM
Wow such beauty and detail here, excellent close up. Very impressed.
LeighRebecca 12 267 10 England
25 Apr 2010 10:31PM
Good sharp capture. Josh and I spent ages trying to catch one ( a fat bumble bee) in flight at Belsay Hall gardens a few days ago. I don't think either of us was entirely successful, but we had fun trying.

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