Passion AND Honeybees

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© Betty Maxey
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UploadedOctober 21, 2009
TakenSeptember 18, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D80
Exposure1/800 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length270 mm
ISO200
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The bees were in a frenzy this day....I usually am pretty nervous around bees, I am allergic.....but they weren't worried about me at all!! I loved the sun on the white petals......
And where would we be without our honeybees in the food chain....or friut....or any pollination process!!!

48 responses

  • Jack Sills

    Jack Sills (Deleted) gave props (21 Oct 2009):

    Amazing Capture Betty...Excellent Light & Shade...Stunning!!!!

  • JOE FAILK

    JOE FAILK gave props (21 Oct 2009):

    Fantastic macro

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (21 Oct 2009):

    Oh soo allergic, I got stung on Sunday..not good, but this is a beautiful comp! And bees, well the do their thing now don't they.

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (21 Oct 2009):

    Oh your realy got this on good, with the lighting,,,, that shadow - way to go girlfriend

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (21 Oct 2009):

    WOW!! I just love this shot! The color and compo are excellent!!

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (21 Oct 2009):

    Yes, this is a beauty! Love the color and the creamy bokeh which sets a beautiful stage. dp

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (21 Oct 2009):

    very beautiful!!!

  • Mirla Hernandez

    Mirla Hernandez gave props (21 Oct 2009):

    Beautiful Parsiflora!!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (21 Oct 2009):

    Gorgeous flower, beautifully captured. Love the fringe shadow!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (21 Oct 2009):

    Such a beautiful picture, Betty...I think I am almost more afraid of hornets than I am of bees after being stung a few years ago ten times on the side of my head by a mad hornet...The bees leave me alone when they are busy pollinating flowers but hornets and wasps are vicious!

  • Rusty Katchmer

    Rusty Katchmer gave props (22 Oct 2009):

    Fascinating flower.....Awesome shot!!!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) said (22 Oct 2009):

    Cousin Betty, now I understand those bumper stickers that appear on the cars in your home state: VIRGINIA IS FOR LOVERS!

  • Mary Brown

    Mary Brown gave props (22 Oct 2009):

    Wonderful macro with great lighting!! Such a pretty flower.

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio   gave props (22 Oct 2009):

    wonderful detail!!!!

  • Hansel Herrera

    Hansel Herrera (Deleted) gave props (23 Oct 2009):

    Great shot!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (23 Oct 2009):

    Passion flowers blooms are so beautiful. This is an excellent capture with great lighting and I too really like the fringe shadow on the bloom. Excellent work! I agree with Andrea about the bees and wasps, I have found wasps to be very vicious, one stung me on the back of my hand multiple times, my hand puffed up like a balloon and was very painful. Bees leave me alone except for a big bumble bee one day came at me, I ran and it was right behind me, I ran right into the bar-b-q grill and the bumble bee stung me on the top of my head! I think that I inadvertently got near its nest and it was protecting the nest because the bumble bees in our yard have never bothered me except this one time.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (23 Oct 2009):

    Beautiful elegant shot, Betty! You captured it expertly!

  • Charles

    Charles (Deleted) gave props (23 Oct 2009):

    Wonderful play of light, shadow, and color. Lovely image.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (23 Oct 2009):

    Instant fave,,,wow

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (23 Oct 2009):

    Fantastic image...well captured!

  • Latrenia Bryant

    Latrenia Bryant gave props (23 Oct 2009):

    Caught this on spotlight. Glad I did. Love it!

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (23 Oct 2009):

    absolutely amazing macro!!!!

  • Patrick Marella

    Patrick Marella gave props (24 Oct 2009):

    This is beautiful !

  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (24 Oct 2009):

    beautiful photo!!like it

  • Ed Puskas

    Ed Puskas gave props (24 Oct 2009):

    Great capture, nicely done!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (24 Oct 2009):

    The light, shadows, and beautiful colors star in the beautifully composed shot!!

  • Vic Brincat

    Vic Brincat gave props (25 Oct 2009):

    Great capture, Betty. Careful around those bees.

  • Dawn Duffield

    Dawn Duffield (Deleted) gave props (25 Oct 2009):

    WOW!!!!! Incredible capture!!!!! A lightbox must for certain!!!!!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (26 Oct 2009):

    This is so beautiful Betty! I love the passion flower and you have captured this one wonderfully. Be careful around those bees please. I would hate for you to get stung.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (26 Oct 2009):

    lovely shot, Betty!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (26 Oct 2009):

    These passionflowers are so unusual to me. I have never seen them but you be I will find me some next year (if I don't forget! LOL) I love the sun on those creamy green petals! Nice job!

  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire gave props (26 Oct 2009):

    Beautiful shot!!!!

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (27 Oct 2009):

    Great shot.... perfect!!

  • Tori Lindo

    Tori Lindo gave props (28 Oct 2009):

    Nice angle!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (28 Oct 2009):

    Fantastic capture, Betty! I am like Karen, I've never seen one either, so your photo is a real joy!!! Glad the bees didn't come after you. :-)

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (29 Oct 2009):

    Love the layers of colourful petals, great capture Betty!

  • Lisa Starling

    Lisa Starling gave props (29 Oct 2009):

    Absolutely gorgeous shot, Betty! Great lighting and shadow!

  • Nancy Stegall

    Nancy Stegall gave props (29 Oct 2009):

    Nice one..

  • Stefi Failk

    Stefi Failk (Deleted) gave props (31 Oct 2009):

    The color and compo are excellent

  • May Lattanzio

    May Lattanzio gave props (2 Nov 2009):

    Every time I see one of these, I marvel at the complexity of design. Lovely.

  • Odessa gasendo-matias

    Odessa gasendo-matias said (4 Nov 2009):

    amazing, i love the colors of the flower and the bee is lovely..

  • Odessa gasendo-matias

    Odessa gasendo-matias said (4 Nov 2009):

    amazing, i love the colors of the flower and the bee is lovely..

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (13 Nov 2009):

    BEAUTIFUL, love those little shadows...

  • Sandy Tyler

    Sandy Tyler (Deleted) gave props (15 Nov 2009):

    beautiful capture!

  • Laura Regnier

    Laura Regnier gave props (16 Nov 2009):

    Great close up Betty!

  • Dhanny P

    Dhanny P (Deleted) gave props (3 Feb 2010):

    WOW.. Beautifully captured!!

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (24 Mar 2010):

    such a unique and beautiful flower, a great shot...

  • Denis Beauchamp

    Denis Beauchamp gave props (18 Oct 2010):

    Love this flower. I was awestruct the first time I saw one. Great shot.

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