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Saturday, 26 September 2015

My Sunday Photo

Whist I was tidying the herbaceous borders today I came across this little wee beastie. I wondered if he might be the last bee of the summer to visit my garden... but then I noticed five others feasting on the sedums.
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  1. Ahh I love this!
    I'm always impressed by photos which capture the wings in such detail

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    1. I was amazed he co-operated and stayed still whilst I took his photo Amanda,
      they always seem to fly off just as I'm about to click!

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  2. Brilliant photograph and well timed. You usually have to act quickly to photograph a bee.

    Thanks for sharing. #MySundayPhoto

    John

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    1. Yes John, he was a little flighty but I think he needed to fill up more than be bothered about me, so I was able to capture him in the end.
      It was my pleasure to share with all the Sunday photo gang.

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    1. Hehe thanks Channon, I was rather pleased to get that shot

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    1. Aww thanks Brooke, I was pleased with the end result. I've got about 8 other photo's that didn't make it!

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  5. Oh wow that's such a good close up. Sounds like they had a good feast!

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    1. Well, I thought he might be the last bee of summer but then as I was trying to photograph him, five others came to join him! They obviously love sedums

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  6. wow the detail on the wings is amazing , such a great close up shot x #mysundayphoto

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    1. Yes I was pleased with the detail showing up so well. I thought it might be blurred because he was very flighty.

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  7. That's a fabulous close up, we'll done for getting the shot. Our bees seem to have gone for this year-autumn is certainly upon us!

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    1. I thought ours might have gone too Tracey but then this little chap came to join me whilst I was weeding. Then five others came. It may be because we've had a great sunny warm week this week. It's been better than much of our summer!

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  8. Just ensuring our spring flowers are at their best next year!

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    1. Well I should be in for a bumper year next year with how many buzzy visitors we've had in the garden. I'll look forward to a fantastic floral fiesta!

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  9. What a stunning photo - love the close up of the bee and so amazing that he stayed still long enough for you to get the shot.

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    1. I think he may have had more important things on his mind Louise... like stocking up and making sure he had enough to keep him buzzing.
      I was pleased that I managed to capture the moment. I'll miss these visitors over the next few months.

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  10. I love the colours of this, the detail in photo is incredible

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. The sedums are a late bloomer but they're a welcome splash of colour when everything else is drying back. Obviously the bees appreciate their arrival too. By the time I got this shot, I had five others buzzing around too.
      And I thought mine might have been the last one of summer... wrong!

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  11. The colours are gorgeous as is the detail. Beautiful capture. #mysundayphoto

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    1. Thank you Victoria,
      I enjoyed capturing the photos. I have about eight others that aren't so clear. It was a welcome distraction from the weeding!

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  12. What a wonderful photo! You have captured so much detail!

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    1. Thanks Kim, it was a welcome distraction from the weeding and dead-heading!
      Thankfully he stayed still long enough for me to click.

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  13. i adore this photo neesie. what a beautiful little bee. and those flowers! just gorgeous.

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    1. Yes he is cute isn't he Sherry,
      I love the sedums because they make an appearance very late in the season, which adds new colour when almost everything else is coming to the end.

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  14. Wow! What an amazing shoot! I love the bee's furry body arrested against the finger tips of the sedums. Beautiful! #MySundayPhoto

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    1. Thanks Ethan, I hadn't thought to take the bee's photo, but as I was weeding near the sedums he kept capturing my attention. In the end, I had to give in. I thought he might be the last bee of summer, but then five of his buddies joined him!

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  15. Cool pic! Love those delicate wings.

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    1. I was pleased that his wings came out so clear. I love his fluffy body too.

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  16. Gosh Neesie, fantastic Bee! You're a brilliant busy bee too - gardening, photography and blogging, don't tell me you also had a fabulous roast in the oven too? I'm coming over :) Happy Sunday love Wren xx

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    1. Hehe thanks Wren,
      Yep, the day was full as usual. You listed them all except the addition of dog walk, dog bathing, sketching the odd design. I'm afraid you're a little late for Sunday roast now (due to my tardiness and replying late to your comment) but there was the usual Sunday lunch on the go. There would be an outcry if I didn't.
      Have a wonderful week ahead.

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  17. What an amazing picture! That bee is absolutely beautiful. I do hope you will capture this bee in your art journal - I know you can definitely do it with such great beauty!
    Sandy xx

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    1. He is stunning Sandy but not sure I'll pop him into my art journal as I've done one before and there are so many other things I'd like to add.
      Thanks for your brilliant encouragement though.
      Have a great week... enjoy no matter what's on your plan ;D

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  18. They have to grab all the food they can before the flowers are gone and they get too cold to move! ;)

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    1. The weather this last week has been some of the best that we've seen all summer and with the late arrival of the sedums... the bee's are busy. I'm enjoying watching them as I tidy up the borders because I know I'll miss them over the coming months.
      Have a wonderful week - enjoy!

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  19. Beautiful busy bee; I think they've all gone from my garden now.

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    1. I think they're only here Lisa because we're having the best weather that we've had all summer and they're making the most of it.
      I'll miss them over the coming weeks, so I want to appreciate them whilst they're here.

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  20. Really lovely photo! Great capture!

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    1. Thanks Laura, it was a beautiful afternoon and I couldn't resist capturing this busy bee ;D

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  21. Wowers, you really captured that wing definition!!

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    1. I was pleased it came out so clear Minnemie,
      I think he was more interested in getting his fill of the sedum than what I was doing.

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  22. Snap! We have almost exactly the same picture this week. Love it. It's so nice to see the bees are still busy.

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    1. Haha... oh I'll look forward to visiting you later today hopefully to see your busy bee.
      Great minds think alike eh?

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  23. Great shot of a really fluffy bee. I've not seen many this year, just lots of hoverflies and wasps

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    1. Well as I was capturing this busy bee... five others came to join the party Emma,
      Maybe they're all here because I have to admit this weeks weather has been the best we've seen all summer. I'm hoping (as probably the bees are) is that it continues.

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  24. Magnificent photograph!! Well done m'lady! :D xo

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    1. Thank you Madame,
      I was busy in my borders and he just insisted I take his photo... then five of his friends came to the party but I had to get on with my work!
      This weather is the best we've seen all summer. I hope it is in your neck of the woods.

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  25. That is so beautiful, I'm such a sucker for a bee photo, just lovely #MySundayphoto

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    1. Me too Mary... especially when I thought he might be the last bee of summer. But then five of his friends came to join in too.

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  26. Great find and shot!

    We don't have too many bees left here, but my gosh the wasps are overwhelming at the moment!

    Sharing snapshots at Captured By Jade

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    1. Thanks Jade, but he sort of found me. I was busy in the borders when he kept flying into my eye line.
      My hubby knows all about the wasps. He unbeknownst to him disturbed a wasp nest in our compost corner. They didn't like it and chased him around the field much to my son's amusement. He only commented last night that the strings still bother and itch him!

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  27. I when I try to take something like this I end up with blurry photographs. I need a better and more stable lens.

    Thanks for sharing.

    John

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    1. I must admit I do tend to hold my breath when trying to take shots like this one. But if you hold the breath too long the hand starts to shake. All very testing and challenging!
      I'm happy with the result for now, but I'll probably continue to capture them. I'll miss them in the coming months ahead.

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  28. That is an incredible, close up! So glad to see the bees still around x

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    1. Yesterday I counted four butterflies and three bees... all on one plant!
      We're having a brilliant warm sunny week and having trouble thinking that it's actually October!

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  29. This is a wonderful photo and fantastic capture of the combo of a bee and flower. Love it. :)

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    1. I could have bee, butterfly and flower yesterday because we had so many visit the sedums. I'm so glad that I put them in. Not only are they a nice slash of late colour... the wildlife obviously love them too.

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  30. Look how fluffy he is! And, the detail in the wings is amazing. Great photo x

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    1. We've been inundated Sara,
      This past week has been perfect weather-wise and I think they're making the most of it. I'm happy to keep snapping them whilst they're here. I'll be missing them soon.

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