Sunday, October 24, 2010

Three Bee Macro Monday

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I sat on the porch enjoying some of the last bits of warmth and admiring the dwindling flowers when a visitor flew up and joined me.

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He buzzed this way and that and I was braver behind my camera than I ever would have been without it.

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It wasn't long before we were joined by another bee.

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And then another. I'm not sure I've ever seen 3 different kinds of bees in one location before.  They were all moving rather sluggishly.  I snapped these a few days ago, minutes apart, but now the flowers are nearly gone.

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Macro Monday is easy to play, snap a macro (or any close-up) photo, post it on your blog and come back here and sign MckLinky. :) MM started on Sept 29, 2008 - Thanx to all of you for helping make it such a fun start to the week!



52 comments:

  1. wow....they have fur! amazing!

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  2. Oh, how pretty! Yes, the bees are getting very sleepy over here, too.

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  3. These are just so gorgeous to see: the bees and the flowers! Beautiful Lisa!

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  4. The bees are so busy buried their heads in the pollen of those beautiful flowers! Your photos are so refreshing..

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  5. Your photos are so clear, vibrant, and fantastic!

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  6. 'Bee' careful around those little guys! What great photos as always. The last bit of warmth? Oh my, I'll trade you. After a nice cool down, Old Man SUMMER is back with temps near 90 and high humidity. I stare at my sweaters and wonder why I even bought the things. Happy MM! David/ Tropical Texana/ Houston

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  7. I've never seen bee's wings so clearly. These are all wonderful macros.

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  8. This is an absolutely amazing collection of bee shots. How very lucky you were to have camera in hand and to be a the right spot at the right times. I love shooting bees. They are so neat.The way you captured them is excellent. Great macro shots.

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  9. Such busy ~ and beautiful ~ bees! These snaps are the bees' knees, aren't they?

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  10. They are really busy aren't they? Great details in these macros.

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  11. Magnificent bee shots. My bee shots today look emaciated next to yours. Amazing!

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  12. Beautiful bees! I love how much detail you can see in each and every shot! I am always fascinated by the design on their wings.

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  13. What a gorgeous and "plump" bees. So happy to see them working!! The flowers are really gorgeous too! Thank you for hosting this. I have really enjoyed participating

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  14. That one second from the top is just an award-winner. The details in the wing are amazing and beautiful. You are so lucky to have such a great macro lens, and of course the talent and skill and experience to use it. Very well done.

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  15. You took some great photos of the bees. I love the details in the wings.

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  16. Great how you got three different types of bees all in the same day?!

    Their wings are so beautiful. To bad at leaste the honey bee could kill you.

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  17. Nice shots- bumblebees don't seem to mind us getting close to take pictures. I think they are too absorbed in finding food.

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  18. Wow, your photos are so crystal clear! did you get very close to them?

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  19. I call this time of year.."cranky bee" time...they are cold, cranky and moving slowly...wonderful photos Lisa...

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  20. Those are all beautiful shots! My favorite is the second photo because I love seeing the details of the bees wings. It was neat to see the three different types of bees!

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  21. Beautiful pictures, although I don't have a special love for bees. Here in Egypt in our room we only have mosquitos which bites, and don't want to pose for macro shots.

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  22. they look soft and hairy
    what a pleasure

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  23. Lovely macro images and fantastic colors=)

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  24. really great photos of the bees. They really must have been sluggish to make it posible. In Sweden they are all gone by now. Have a great week!

    I show a strange kind of spiderweb I took 2 month ago.

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  25. What beautiful photos Lisa. The colours of the flowers are amazing and the detail is perfect. I'm guessing you have a macro lens.

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  26. Great photos on the fury Bzzz !
    Here we have to wait for next spring to see them again :(

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  27. Amazing series of bee macros Lisa. Bees like marigolds, as your pictures also prove it.

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  28. Amazing!
    Fantastick bee shots! I guess you had a very nice time out there!

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  29. beautiful bee shots :))) :)))

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  30. You're the perfect hostess for this meme, as you macro images are always outstanding!

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  31. These little guys look very nice perched upon those flowers. I enjoy taking pictures of bees, but am always wary. So far, knock wood, I've been lucky. Gorgeous shots, as always!

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  32. The colors are so sharp and beautiful, Lisa....love that brilliant red with the yellow and black!!

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  33. wow....lisa~
    those bee photos are amazing....
    the crispness is incredible!

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  34. Those bees are so cute! They look like they have their winter coats on! :)

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  35. these are so gorgeous! third one is my favorite, love the shadow & so delicate! happy monday & thanks for hosting!

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  36. They look like they're wearing little furry shrugs, getting ready for cold weather. Great pictures!

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  37. Lisaschaos...

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  38. I was kind of bummed that I didn't get any macros this week. All of my pictures were of much larger things like buildings and such.

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  39. Really great shots. I am always fascinated by bees and their work.

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  40. They look so soft! What amazing shots!

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  41. Wow, Lisa, you caught the bloke really up close and personal! Haha! Hey I got a good story for you!

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  42. What great capture! I love them! I think the second one is my favorite! This is my first time joining in! Thanks for hosting!

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  43. I wonder if that one bee is an albino bee. How interesting. And I love the detail on their wings.

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  44. Flowers nearly gone, but you sure captured some great color! I have no more flowers. And we get another freeze tomorrow night...

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  45. We don't have a wide variety of bees here, so it is nice to see yours. Thanks for your inspiration.
    Annemarie (mcmgrad89)

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  46. Your bees are awesome, Lisa. I love their "gossamer" wings.

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  47. Loving your end of summer bee views...these are all beautiful!

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  48. Great bee shots! How close did you have to get? You are very brave!

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