bee-careful . . .

Posted by
DULCIE (Danville, CA, United States) on 14 July 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

I held my breath as I cut bunches and bunches of the lavender growing outside my front door. There were dozens of bees swarming there and they sounded angry that I was interfering with them ... but luckily I did NOT get stung !
(I thought they owed me a photo for all the pollen my flowers supply them :-)

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Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Intense and colourized!

14 Jul 2011 5:24am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Wanna take pitchers of the bumbl'in bees on my honeysuckle? best...jf

14 Jul 2011 5:42am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

They sure do love that lavender - I get the same attention to mine here.

14 Jul 2011 6:15am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Nice colors

14 Jul 2011 6:37am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Such beautiful delicacy! The light and interplay of colors can't be more splendid!:-)

14 Jul 2011 7:26am

k@ from Paris, France

Ha, excellent title & sharpened image.

14 Jul 2011 7:31am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

very good lighting you used, the surrounding flower a bit darker than the insect

14 Jul 2011 7:35am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Just superb Dulcie! wonderful colors.

14 Jul 2011 9:24am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

They might have been angry because you took their food supply away . Lovely litten bee shot - and this one doesn´t look too mad ;)

14 Jul 2011 9:35am

vaFA from tehran, Iran

beautiful shot!!very good.well done

14 Jul 2011 9:51am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Bee-autiful shot!

14 Jul 2011 10:26am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Love the depth of colour and the title

14 Jul 2011 12:06pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

What a gorgeous blue!

14 Jul 2011 12:34pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Deep rich saturated colour and detail in this beautiful macro Dulcie! Well done! ;-)

14 Jul 2011 12:59pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

super capture and closeup . light and colors are marvelous

14 Jul 2011 1:04pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Stunning color and fine detail!

14 Jul 2011 1:56pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

You're lucky you didn't get stung. Beautiful photo!!!

14 Jul 2011 4:45pm

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

great colors! You can even see the hairs on the bee.

14 Jul 2011 7:26pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Wow !!! Look at these colors... This is so beautiful ! 5***** without any doubt. Have a great day :)

14 Jul 2011 7:54pm

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Magnificent photo of this bee at work, a superb close-up and Dulcie, this shot is truly
worthy of a spotlight, it seems to encompass everything we want to see. The flowers
have so much detail and the new buds are out in all their glory. 5 ***** 's !!~

14 Jul 2011 7:55pm

mimicy from Bordeaux, France

Magnifique capture de cette petite abeille en plein ravitaillement ..... compliments

14 Jul 2011 9:54pm

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom


14 Jul 2011 10:38pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Such a wonderful contrast of color. Great shot!

14 Jul 2011 11:25pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

just a beautiful image all around. Love those colors.

15 Jul 2011 2:16am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Fabulous macro! I love the intense colors. So lush.

15 Jul 2011 2:53am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

i have a lavender in my garden. i wish i had more of them-- i love the way they bloom for a long time. and yes- it too has lots of bees. but bees are good for my garden, so i don't mind them at all. and perhaps oddly, the lavender doesn't have spider webs on it like many of my other plants. i don't think spiders like all the bees bussing around any more than you do.

15 Jul 2011 4:44am

L'Angevine from Angers Maine-et-Loire, France

J'ai aussi de la lavande sèchée mais dans mes tiroirs et sous les taies d'oreiller mais pas d'abeille!!!lol,si à la plage
passe d'agréables moments et à bientôt

15 Jul 2011 10:16am

Sam from Chennai, India

Stunning. Great capture and closeup . Light and colors are fantastic :)

15 Jul 2011 10:36am

❀ Yvonne Simons ❀ from Tilburg, Netherlands

Very sharp and what a beautiful blue!

15 Jul 2011 12:35pm

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

Ah - great minds think alike! A super shot Dulcie - so clear and detailed.

15 Jul 2011 12:58pm

Harry from Apex, United States

Nice nature shot! The brilliance of the flower and the detail of the bee complement each other.

16 Jul 2011 3:10pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

The light is super

18 Jul 2011 6:42am

karla from Omaha, United States

Lovely image, and beautiful color of the lavender. The buzzing is merely the sound their wings make as they fly around looking for nectar. That's great that you have honeybees visiting your garden!

18 Jul 2011 4:03pm

1/320 second
ISO 800
157 mm (35mm equiv.)