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Fully laden

By oldgreyheron      
I'm afraid it's a quick upload and dash this evening. We have some very large poppies in the garden and yeasterday afternoon the bees were really enjoying working them. This red tailed bumble bee was realy heavily laden with pollen in its pollen baskets on its back legs.

1/160s f9 ISO 100 cropped and sharpened a little.

Have a good evening and day tomorrow, regards, Mike

Tags: Poppy Bee Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Bombus lapidarius Wildlife and nature

Voters: cats_123, Chant57, Tony_Baloni and 17 more


cats_123 Plus
16 4.9k 29 Northern Ireland
11 Jun 2007 7:14PM
great detail in large


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VolcanoCowboy 13 157 England
11 Jun 2007 7:31PM
Lovely detail and great timing for this.

taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
11 Jun 2007 7:39PM
Can he make it over the sides of the flower??? Rich reds in this image!

mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.8k 2145 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2007 8:29PM
I thought you'd be back out of doors soon. The poppy is spectacular, the bee an added bonus.
DolphinLady 14 54 1 Wales
11 Jun 2007 8:38PM
That is a very beautiful Poppy.
Such a lovely vibrant red.
I hope the bee made it OK.
woolybill1 Plus
13 30 76 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2007 9:08PM
Good shot Mike. I spent half Saturday afternoon trying to catch one of these (bees, I mean) and each time I focused it fled. I was probably trying to be too clever. Typical.
Well done once again!
oppo 13 6 2 Scotland
11 Jun 2007 11:55PM
Love the vivid red and the way you have captured the bee is the icing on the cake.

AlanBW 14 20 England
12 Jun 2007 6:51AM
Great capture Mike, the colours and dof are excellent
tull 16 181 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2007 10:31AM
Well timed with beautiful colour and textures Mike.

didgpix 13
13 Jun 2007 4:05PM
Excellent capture, very striking colour with fine detail.
Mavis 17 143 2 England
16 Jun 2007 10:27AM
Gorgeous Red Mike and you clicked just as the heavily laden bee was flying off . Great work xxx
18 Jun 2007 6:17PM
Reminds me of a helicopter landing on a helipad.
Well captured.
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
9 Jul 2007 10:54PM
A super macro shot, love the vibrant colour and the busy bee gathering pollen

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