My contribution to spring cheer. When I took this, there were so many bees flying around from the hives next door, I was ready to run.
After today's snow and cold temperatures, your contribution is very welcome.
17 Mar 2008 5:18am
@Michael Rawluk: Thanks so much, Michael.
thats amazing you can get so close to it
17 Mar 2008 5:41am
@dpm: When they are busy, they don't sting. Thanks, dpm.
it seems to me that you focused on the flower not a bee. but overall it's beautiful shot.
17 Mar 2008 5:58am
@pLusOne: Thank you, P1.
This is a fantastic capture Michael, I'm glad you braved the bees =D)
17 Mar 2008 6:05am
@drphoto: Thank you so much, Dan.
great capture!! I like the colors and details!
beautiful contribution :)
17 Mar 2008 6:08am
@Elisa: Thank you very much, Elisa.
Wonderful, wonderful and clourful macro!!! Excellent focus and details! And that colour.....WOW!
17 Mar 2008 6:18am
@Japanalia: Thank you. I hoped you would like this, Gabriela. This is for everyone who loves flowers.
superb nature macro. (that bee looks huge).
17 Mar 2008 6:39am
@Rhys: Actually a crocus is a rather small flower also. Thank you, Rhys.
like the framing and diagonal , very bright - jsut wait for the honey..now
17 Mar 2008 6:44am
@vera: Thank you, Vera. We really enjoy the honey too.
Very Nice shot. Lovely Color & great focus with Details :)
17 Mar 2008 6:48am
@Saeed: Thank you so much, Saeed.
Excellent colors and nice closeup! Interesting flower too. Like the details of the bee's wings and the black hairs on his head... looks like he had a bad hairday "-)
17 Mar 2008 7:01am
@Ina: Thanks, Ina. He certainly looks like he needs a new hairdresser. I'm glad you could pick out those details because the focus of the bee was a bit of a problem and I'm still not completely happy with it.
Very scary and yet quite pleasing. In a way makes me feel glad I have never seen a bee up close... i.e. till today and now
17 Mar 2008 7:07am
@Kleos: They are actually very useful insects and only rarely sting anyone. Thanks so much, Kleos.
Superb moment caught...that's photography!
17 Mar 2008 8:50am
@Ana Lúcia: That's a great comment. Thank you, Ana Lúcia.
wow beautiful macro!
17 Mar 2008 9:17am
@Paola Veneziani: Thank you, Paola.
Le crocus est en France la première fleur du printemps à sortir de terre. Et on voit aussi sur ta photo que ses petites feuilles vert tendre percent un tapis de feuilles mortes comme un symbole de la renaissance de la nature. Et l'abeille s'accroche au pistil de la fleur comme pour ne plus la quitter... Très bonne composition et couleurs éclatantes.
17 Mar 2008 9:19am
@Evelyne Dubos: Un excellent commentaire. Merci, Evelyn.
17 Mar 2008 9:48am
@Betty: Thank you, Betty.
Spring is coming... This is evidence!
17 Mar 2008 9:59am
@TILALA: Yes. Very much so. Thank you, Marie.
This is a really great photo!
17 Mar 2008 10:30am
@Viewfinder: Thank you, VF. I appreciate that.
The color is absolutely gorgeous. And the messaage is full of hope.
17 Mar 2008 10:31am
@chris chisu: Thank you, Chris.
Great colors, and composition is good! I like it ;)
17 Mar 2008 10:49am
@Shaahin: Thank you, Shaahin.
You're very thoughful, it's spectacular Michael :)
17 Mar 2008 11:04am
@Lorraine: The bee and I thank you, Lorraine. I feel uplifted by your comment and so happy that the bee didn't decide to test out his barb on me.
Awesome colors... a busy bee!
17 Mar 2008 11:33am
@Sidney: Very much so. Thank you, Sidney.
FABULOUS! Great colors!
I can't wait until the bees show up here....won't be much longer!
17 Mar 2008 12:17pm
@Kerri: You're right. Thank you, Kerri.
The detail is incredible. Wonderful work Michael! I feel a sneeze coming on just looking at all of that pollen!
17 Mar 2008 12:20pm
@Tracey: Yes, it is that season. thank you, Tracey.
Sharpness, and textures.... great!
17 Mar 2008 12:58pm
@Earnest: Thank you, Earnest.
nice colors, great photo
17 Mar 2008 1:44pm
@Teresa Durães: Thank you, Teresa.
That's glorious. Great sense of scale from the bee!
17 Mar 2008 1:56pm
@Daroru: Thank you. Yes, the flower is actually small.
Nice colors. i really like the bumble bee in this.
17 Mar 2008 1:57pm
@dillonpic: Thank you.
I am soooo ready to see views like these. Great lighting and detail!
17 Mar 2008 2:47pm
@Steven: Thank you, Steven. Signs of spring.
Excellent capture! For us this is at least 5 weeks away...
17 Mar 2008 3:06pm
@vu@granby - Wolfgang: Thank you, Wolfgang. I remember the weather in Canada well.
ça y est ! elles sont de retour mais tu as un peu trop forcé sur la netteté au niveau de l'abeille.
17 Mar 2008 3:07pm
@lasiate: Oui. C'est possible. Merci.
17 Mar 2008 3:09pm
@Reza: Thank you, Reza.
Yes, it's absolutely great to see them coming back again! Hope the bee colonies will recover, because last year many of them died due to that not yet fully researched virus disease. Until now I just spotted a few bumblebees.
17 Mar 2008 3:20pm
@MadScientist: Yes, I hope they recover too. Thank you, MS.
The two bright violet crocus blossoms look attractive, Richard. No wonder that bees fell attracted to them.
17 Mar 2008 3:22pm
@givethemhell: yes, I agree. thank you, Eva.
17 Mar 2008 3:25pm
@yiannis krikis: Thank you, Yiannis.
Great picture! love the colors, a sunny shot! Thanks...
17 Mar 2008 3:59pm
@Sandrine: thank you, Sandrine.
well! just perfect! lovely frame!
17 Mar 2008 5:13pm
@Hoopand: Many thanks, Hoopand.
ah, nice close-up! I'm still waiting for the spring here.
17 Mar 2008 5:20pm
@alla: Our spring will come and go for a while yet too. Thanks, Alla.
Oh, Michael this is a fantastic close up, simply bursting with colour and detail.
17 Mar 2008 8:23pm
@MaryB: Thank you so much, Mary.
glad you didn't run... this is beautiful... and a little spring helps everyone.....
17 Mar 2008 8:34pm
@MJ: Thank you, MJ.
17 Mar 2008 8:45pm
@ManuelaR: Many thanks, Manuela.
This is just splendid. Great lighting and details!
17 Mar 2008 8:59pm
@standley: Thank you so much, Standley.
This is really crisp and detailed . . the bees seem to be out and about early this year . . it is a lovely sight to see.
17 Mar 2008 9:05pm
@Ronnie 2¢: Many thanks, Ronnie. It is a lovely sight.
The harbringer of spring....what welcome colour you've brought with this great photo!
17 Mar 2008 10:30pm
@Ian Bramham: Thank you, Ian. I value your comment.
An excellent bee shot here!
17 Mar 2008 10:43pm
@Craig: Thank you, Craig.
A beautiful shot, Michael…well worth the peril. Beautiful detail and crisp, clean color! Thanks for sharing the Spring cheer.
17 Mar 2008 11:21pm
@Ron: A pleasure, Ron. And thank you for your uplifting comment.
18 Mar 2008 12:37am
@amy: Thank you so much, Amy.
what a fantastic and brilliant capture,love the vibrant colours,purple is my fave:)
18 Mar 2008 1:58am
@tyan: Thank you, Tyan. Purple is at the top of my list too.
Lovely image. I really dont know what we would do without bees! They are such an integral part of nature.
18 Mar 2008 4:02am
@Rags: I agree. thank you, Rags.
I love this too!
I will post some spring photos on the next few days!
THANK YOU FOR THIS PHOTO!
18 Mar 2008 8:51pm
@Eleftheria, 9 years old,: I am so happy you like it. I look forward to seeing your photos. thank you, E9.
what a stunning photo your brave nicley done my friend
19 Mar 2008 9:11pm
@michelle: Thanks so much, Michelle. I appreciate that.
25 Apr 2008 6:03am
This macro is fantastic... a very beautiful light, details... and angle...
In my garden, I have a special variety... not spring, but autumn crocuses...
24 Jun 2008 10:55am
@Francesc B.: They sound like a great flower. Thanks so much for the comment, Francesc.
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