Loaded

By bricurtis
Caught this Bee on a Rudbeckia flower.

It had tried to take off from one flower head but was so loaded up with pollen it only dropped down to a lower head where it lost some of its load - that's when I got the shot.

Thanks for looking in.

Special thanks to * Phil_j * and * franken * for their User Awards on my previous image.

Tags: General Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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Comments


4 Aug 2009 2:44PM
Great capture. Sylvia

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4 Aug 2009 2:45PM
What an amazing capture
4 Aug 2009 2:48PM
Super close up,
Alan
janty66 8 3 England
4 Aug 2009 2:58PM
superb close up, outstanding detail....
jan..
4 Aug 2009 3:13PM
Very nice macro.
4 Aug 2009 3:24PM
great shot nice detail
Dawn
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
4 Aug 2009 3:26PM
A fabulous close-up, wonderful colours and detail. Carol
Stunning.
Roy
lovely close-up lovely detail well captured.
Mark.
4 Aug 2009 4:13PM
Good grief - HOW much pollen, the poor thing really is loaded down. A fab shot. Annette
maryg 7 66 18 Scotland
4 Aug 2009 4:28PM
Great shot
Mary
TerryMcK 7 71 2 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2009 4:36PM
An excellent macro study with superb detail.
Terry
ChristineL 11 39 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2009 4:48PM
the hive must be short of workers Brian, I've never seen such a loaded bee. A super capture,
Chris.
franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
4 Aug 2009 6:07PM
Amazing close-up.

Ken
Great macro shot with nice detail
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
4 Aug 2009 6:16PM
Well I'll bee...way to go seizing the shot of this greedy bee, Brian! The detail on this is completely insane.

By the way, the Wii Spider has been cropped Smile

Andrew
mohikan22 12 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2009 6:18PM
impressive Grin lots of colour and detail. nice DOF useage
matt.
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2009 8:02PM
Beautifully captured with amazing detail and light. B/g is nicely out of focussed.

regards
Yung
4 Aug 2009 8:09PM
A great macro shot.

Jean x
KBan 11 488 4 England
4 Aug 2009 9:50PM
amazing clarity Bri
keith
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
4 Aug 2009 9:57PM
Thanks everyone - appreciate you looking in.

I'm buzzing off now - BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Smile

Brian.
Wilmot 7 338 1 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2009 10:17PM
Stunning shot
Steve
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
5 Aug 2009 2:08AM
This is one loaded bee--- Well done macro!
JEnnnnnnn
Wooly 10 112 4 England
5 Aug 2009 12:05PM
Great macro work Bri.

Alan
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
5 Aug 2009 8:28PM
Superb.

Rock
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
5 Aug 2009 8:58PM
superb macro image
Dennis
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
6 Aug 2009 8:11PM
A quality shot Brian, awesome detail and color,
Geoff.
franfoto 8 2 32 England
7 Aug 2009 7:30PM
This is superb photography and such a great capture.
Fran
pamelajean Plus
10 951 1808 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2009 2:05AM
A lovely little tale to go with the excellent image, I really feel for the little creature.
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
8 Aug 2009 7:20PM
A marvellously clear and detailed close up Brian, it looks like this little bee has gorged itself on pollen
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
9 Aug 2009 11:43AM
A beautiful capture Brian; I've never seen so much pollen on a bee!
Rende
JudeC 9 6 3 England
9 Aug 2009 3:58PM
WOW - stunning work - Jude.
davidhu 10 19 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2009 8:32PM
Cracking shot Brian, love all the detail on this busy bee.
Dave
Paul_cats 10 61 22 Scotland
9 Aug 2009 8:40PM
Stunning detail. Cerainly one busy bee.
Paul
Paree 11 616 3
10 Aug 2009 10:12PM
oh bless
a delightful photo Brian
how I love this one
paree
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
11 Aug 2009 12:06PM
Thanks to all - really appreciate you looking in.

Brian.
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
12 Aug 2009 9:06PM
Don't think I've ever seen a better close-up Brian . Smile He's certainly loaded . Another one that made me smile xxxxx
mrjt 10 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2010 4:44PM
The detail and processing are of the highest, superb image....Jack.

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