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Posted by Earnest (Oklahoma, United States) on 20 August 2009 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Buttonbush Series

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flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Happy feast happy dance!!!

20 Aug 2009 5:14am

PATRICK from miramas, France

freat capture

20 Aug 2009 5:20am

lucid from Toronto, Canada

I like the selective focus here. What beautiful flowers!

20 Aug 2009 5:38am

Marion from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

What an incredible capture of Mr. Bumble Bee. He just might be wondering if he is going to get a poke from one of those buttonbrushes.

20 Aug 2009 6:19am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A wonderful sense of unreality about this . . cracking shot.

20 Aug 2009 9:19am

David Nos from Barcelona, Spain

Awesome scene!! Very nice and wonderful picture! Congratulations!!

20 Aug 2009 9:40am

@David Nos: Thanks, David!

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Excellent macro photo!

20 Aug 2009 9:51am

Eric Fry from Houston, TX, United States

Beautiful capture of flight!

20 Aug 2009 10:03am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

:) I love the flowers!

20 Aug 2009 11:20am

Elora from Genoa, Italy

new subject! I like the blurring of the wings, it gives a sense of movement :)

20 Aug 2009 11:46am

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

a very nice composition.. if the bumble bee is clear it would be more stunning.. great job..

20 Aug 2009 12:20pm

@Vachel: I agree but didn't have time to speed up my camera for this one.

Betty from New Jersey, United States

The bumble bee coming in for a landing! Great macro!

20 Aug 2009 1:10pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Oh yes, I know this guy... His cousins are at the moment in my garden, teasing my flowers. :)

20 Aug 2009 1:13pm

marc from Granby, Canada

splendid capture very nice........

20 Aug 2009 1:18pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

very well done ;)

20 Aug 2009 3:58pm

Mary from PA, United States

Oh the perspective is fantastic. This bush must be luscious to attract the butterflies and be so strongly.

20 Aug 2009 4:16pm

@Mary: It's one of the few flowers I've seen that seems to attract all species... not true of many flowers.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

that is so cute to see bee buzzzzing around :))

20 Aug 2009 4:32pm

MJ from Delaware, United States

Fantastic capture... I love all the details on the bee... and the buttonbush is really beautiful....

20 Aug 2009 5:09pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening, Earnest,
super, as the flight of the bumble bees with the camera held have. Dear greetings Christel

20 Aug 2009 5:48pm

peter from new york, United States

coming in for a landing!

20 Aug 2009 6:42pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

ready for landing!
nice macro flight!

20 Aug 2009 9:26pm

Yusuf Adamu from Kano, Nigeria

Wonderful shot. You must be patient and sharp.

20 Aug 2009 11:21pm

@Yusuf Adamu: Thanks you -- patient yes, sharp? Well, that's a matter of opinion. :-))

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

What a catch!

21 Aug 2009 3:34am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

A National Geographic moment!!! Really really really FANTASTIC!!!!

21 Aug 2009 3:52am

@amy: I really, really, really, thank you!

Linda from Riga/Sigulda, Latvia


21 Aug 2009 11:54am

Candace from Phoenix, AZ, United States

That's a fun shot, makes me happy, the bee in action.

22 Aug 2009 11:22am

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Fabulous flowers. Glad to know what a buttonbush looks like. We intend to plant one this fall or next spring.

31 Aug 2009 4:56pm

k@ from Paris, France

I can believe this one is not out of a Pixar movie !
Stunning - you are the King of bees & bugs*

16 Nov 2009 7:21pm

@k@: I first started photographing wildflowers... then came the bugs, naturally.


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