A Gem of a Bee

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© Barbara Thurlow
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Photo Info
UploadedJanuary 27, 2013
TakenSeptember 25, 2012
Exposure1/160 sec at f/11
FlashCompulsory Flash
Focal Length180 mm
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41 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (27 Jan 2013):


  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith   said (27 Jan 2013):

    You have such an unique way of finding the beauty in these tiny creatures.

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (27 Jan 2013):

    Emeralds, sapphires, diamonds all in this Bee, you are an artist!

  • Andrea Silies

    Andrea Silies gave props (27 Jan 2013):

    cool shot - well done

  • Robert Larrazolo

    Robert Larrazolo gave props (27 Jan 2013):


  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (27 Jan 2013):

    Well done

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (27 Jan 2013):

    What can I say.......this is beeyond perfection!!

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (27 Jan 2013):

    The light, the colour...Spectacular!!!

  • Barbara Thurlow

    Barbara Thurlow said (27 Jan 2013):

    Thank you all for you wonderful comments.

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper gave props (27 Jan 2013):

    Incredible macro... seeing what would otherwise never be seen.

  • Hilda Cox

    Hilda Cox gave props (27 Jan 2013):

    wow I love this one !!!! fantastic colors

  • Chelsea Yarger

    Chelsea Yarger gave props (27 Jan 2013):

    you really make me wanna get up close and personal with these bugs. and you also make me wanna buy a macro lens! youre great!

  • Dennis Watts

    Dennis Watts gave props (27 Jan 2013):

    This is a fantastic image.

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (28 Jan 2013):


  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (28 Jan 2013):

    totally awesome.

  • Jim Bennett

    Jim Bennett   gave props (29 Jan 2013):

    That is an incredible capture. The colors and textures are remarkable.

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (30 Jan 2013):

    Who would have thought that an insect could be so beautiful .....Great macro !!!

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson (Deleted) gave props (31 Jan 2013):

    A jewel indeed!

  • Harley Graham

    Harley Graham gave props (31 Jan 2013):

    I love it! What kind of lens did you use?? I wanna take pics like this! I have a Nikon D5100...

  • Barbara Thurlow

    Barbara Thurlow said (31 Jan 2013):

    Harley: This was taken with a Tamron 180mm macro. They make it with a Nikon mount. I know Canon makes their own 180mm macro...not sure about Nikon.

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (1 Feb 2013):


  • Shannon Burch

    Shannon Burch gave props (3 Feb 2013):

    awesome Shot WELL done!

  • s. hines Lodder

    s. hines Lodder gave props (3 Feb 2013):

    incredible detail. lovely colors. wonderful photograph

  • JPG

    JPG gave props (3 Feb 2013):

    Congrats on being Photo of the Week

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (3 Feb 2013):

    Fantastic macro!...Congratulations for the well deserved honor on photo of the week!

  • Barbara Thurlow

    Barbara Thurlow said (3 Feb 2013):

    Wow...thank you all. I am shocked...and honored.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (3 Feb 2013):


  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (4 Feb 2013):

    amazing macro - congrats on photo of the week!


    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (4 Feb 2013):

    Congrats on beign Photo of the Week Barbara. Well deserved!

  • Radenka Krsmanović Whiffen

    Radenka Krsmanović Whiffen gave props (5 Feb 2013):


  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith   said (5 Feb 2013):

    Congratulations on photo of the week.

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (5 Feb 2013):

    Congratulations Barbara, well deserved!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield said (5 Feb 2013):

    Congratulations on having the Photo of the Week.....definitely deserving of the honor!!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (5 Feb 2013):

    So many of your shots could have captured this honour--Congratulations

  • Ratko Nedovic

    Ratko Nedovic gave props (5 Feb 2013):


  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (5 Feb 2013):

    A divine capture of this little beauty! Congratulations!

  • Pam Peel

    Pam Peel said (6 Feb 2013):

    This is amazing. You've definitely given me a severe case of lens envy. But really, what makes a photo great is the eye of the photographer. Great seeing!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (7 Feb 2013):

    Congrats on making Photo of the Week!

  • Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s

    Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s gave props (7 Feb 2013):

    Amazing image! Well deserved photo of the week!

  • Merike Mäll

    Merike Mäll gave props (10 Feb 2013):

    ilus makro

  • Andrea Silies

    Andrea Silies gave props (16 Apr 2013):

    This is still one of my all time favorite macros

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