I'm fascinated by the kind of insects that appear to hover in one place around a flower.
I always look forward to your pictures Michael and you never disappoint me. The nectar must be very sweet, for the insects really love these gorgeous purple bells. Beautifully framed as always.
23 Jul 2008 5:31am
@Marion: The insects didn't care at all that I was there because the flowers are so magnetic for them. I enjoyed your comment, Marion. thank you.
Michael - everything here is working perfectly. A beautiful capture.
23 Jul 2008 5:33am
@Stephen Phillips: Thank you, Stephen. I appreciate your positive words.
Very nice shot yet again, great colors combination and I like the framing !
23 Jul 2008 5:52am
@Erik: thank you very much, Erik.
Stunning Michael, great composition...that purple is amazing, great work!!
23 Jul 2008 6:00am
@~Kylie~: thank you, Kylie. I really appreciate that.
What a fantastic moment. How long did you have to wait for three bees being in the picture for such a beautiful composition?
23 Jul 2008 6:47am
@Mirko Herzner: I didn't wait long. They seemed to stay around the flower all the time. thank you, Mirko.
great idea! nicely comosed! i like it's great DoF! the colours are really vivid and attractive! well done
23 Jul 2008 7:08am
@saeed: Thank you, Saeed.
Soooo beautiful... well done!
23 Jul 2008 7:44am
@Ekaputra Tupamahu: Thank you, Ekaputra.
A really good photo. Even only for documenting purposes, a photo has a stronger power being a good one.
23 Jul 2008 10:35am
@António Pires: I agree. thank you, António
Well, I'm fascinated by all your photos Michael, does that make me a bug? bzzzzzzz lol It's beautiful ;)
23 Jul 2008 10:39am
@Lorraine: Funny and uplifting. thanks for the great comment, Lorraine.
Amazing shot !!! beautiful & colorful image ... thank you
23 Jul 2008 11:33am
@Helma: Thank you very much, Helma.
And that fly is watching so by the end of the day he also knows how to hover! :) Great action picture, very diffult to get them all in focus, but you did a good job!
23 Jul 2008 11:45am
@Monique: Yes, he is a wise fly. Thanks so much, Monique.
Great colors and really nice subject! The lighting i wonderful too! I didn't know flies loved flowers too!
23 Jul 2008 12:36pm
@Koushiro~光子郎: I guess they do. thank you, Koushiro.
what great timing to catch two hovering and one observing! I love the two "bells" hanging in a diagonal line. Works nicely to lead the eye through. Well done!
23 Jul 2008 12:51pm
@Tracey: thanks so much, Tracey. Great and insightful comment.
yes a marvelous shot -- excellently timed! i love these beautiful violet flowers and it looks to be 2 bees and a fly! an excellent composition w/ gorgeous color. love the lines and shapes happening in the background too... bravo!
23 Jul 2008 1:35pm
@dj.tigersprout: Thank you, Jaycee. I enjoyed your comment.
They must have found something worthwhile and the word got around...
Wonderfull composition, love it!
23 Jul 2008 1:42pm
@ManuelaR: Thank you very much, Manuela.
Such a delicate flower. The petals are paper thin. A nice macro on the fly as well with its shimmering wings.
23 Jul 2008 1:48pm
@Steven: Thank you very much, Steven.
They also seem to be tag teaming. You have made a pretty image.
23 Jul 2008 1:50pm
@Rags: Thanks so much, Rags.
Like Monique "Great action picture, very diffult to get them all in focus". But, you did it !. Bravo Michael :)
23 Jul 2008 2:09pm
@Pascale Kisilak: Many thanks, Pascale. I appreciate your comment.
Wonderful colours and perfect composition!!!
23 Jul 2008 2:21pm
@hugo poon: Thank you, Hugo. I appreciate that.
Quite amazing and very beautiful.
23 Jul 2008 2:33pm
@Steve Rice: thank you so much, Steve.
A very beautiful image that is well composed. Isn't that wonderful: all you need is a flower and suddenly the scenery is filled with life!
23 Jul 2008 2:34pm
@MadScientist: How right you are. A delightful comment, MS. thank you.
NICE WORK, REALLY, really, WELL COMPOSED.
23 Jul 2008 3:20pm
@RHYS: thanks, Rhys. nice to hear from you again.
They are busy and greedy. Great macro and lovely colours.
23 Jul 2008 4:10pm
@zOOm: Thanks so much, zOOm.
lovely macro shot, great focus ;)
23 Jul 2008 5:44pm
@Ondro: Thanks, Ondro. Nice to hear from you again.
Beautifully composed, Michael ... beauty always seems to attract attention.
23 Jul 2008 5:56pm
@Ron: So true, whether a person or flower. A profound comment. Thank you, Ron.
Very well done, with good light and color. And the insects put the point in the photo
23 Jul 2008 6:20pm
@Paco Díaz: Very true. thank you, Paco.
I find a magic in your captures, both in quality and style.
The clarity and sharp focus here are wonderful!
23 Jul 2008 8:45pm
@Judy: Thank you, Judy. I really appreciate the compliment.
A shot like this is an achievement. Congratulations.
23 Jul 2008 8:57pm
@Ana Lúcia: You are very kind. thank you, Ana Lúcia.
23 Jul 2008 9:05pm
@Craig: thank you, Craig.
Hi Michael... back online :) Very good shot, and excellent quality, nice sharp details.
24 Jul 2008 12:24am
@Observing: Thank you, Mike. Welcome back.
Beautiful, Michael... just beautiful.
24 Jul 2008 12:27am
@Betty: Thank you very much, Betty.
Fascinating, not your usual flower shot. Very creative, love the composition.
24 Jul 2008 1:54am
@John Maslowski: Thanks, John. The challenge is to raise flower shots above the usual.
Nice capture. I don't know how you keep up with all the comments though, I'm struggling with 1/3 as many.
24 Jul 2008 4:26pm
@Twelvebit: I have to answer them as they come in when it's a weekend. Other days, it takes perhaps an hour. Thanks for the comment.
Great job as usual. I've always wondered what the name of this flower is. Do you know?
27 Jul 2008 4:00pm
@Damon Schreiber: My wife calls it a bell in Slovak but I'm not sure. Thank you, Damon.
Thanks, Michael. Your wife put me on the right track - they're called Creeping Bellflower, and because of the very wet summer we've had in Toronto this year, they're everywhere.
28 Jul 2008 3:13am
@Damon Schreiber: That must be a fantastic sight. Glad you got the name. Cheers and thanks for commenting, Damon.
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