Monday, 9 September 2013

Creative Challenge #268 ~ Summer

What says 'summer' to me? Sunshine, flowers and things with wings.
Flying Visit 1

Hoverfly 1

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  1. Bees are amazing creatures alright. Terrific shots.

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    1. Thanks DL :-)) Although neither of these creatures are bees.

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  2. Love the second photo the best-we have all kinds of bees here too

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    1. Thanks Kathy :-)) That second shot, although it looks like a bee, is actually a hoverfly.

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  3. Beautiful, Mitch !! Now if we can only get the word out that these creatures are endangered and we will face a disaster never known to man before without them!

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    1. Thanks Linda :-)) Yes, the die-off of bee populations is alarming in the extreme, and hopefully the scientists will figure it out before too long. However, neither of these little critters are bees!!

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  4. I think I like the flowers more than the winged things :) Two awesome close up/macro shots!
    I don't think I have ever seen a hoverfly before but his big eyes (I think?)definitely give away the fact that he is not a bee.

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    1. Thanks Danette :-)) I like the winged things just as much. They're more of a challenge to shoot than the flowers, anyway!! LOL.

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  5. Mitch !!!! do you want me to dir , by making me breathless with your pictures ??????

    Here is a link for you , thinking that you may like it .
    http://www.microworldsphotography.com/

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    1. Thanks Fatos :-)) I had a look on that link......that is really high-end professional macro-photography, using very expensive equipment. Far beyond what I do.

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    2. Your pictures are as good as they are Mitch .
      I wanted to say ' die ' at my above comment , see how I was effected

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    3. Well, thank you anyway Fatos :-))

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  6. Gorgeous shots! Absolutely wonderful macros!

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  7. Summer says many beautiful things to you, Mitch!

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  8. I would say "bee-utiful" but that would give credit to the wrong creature, so I will save my accolades for the creature holding the camera!

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  9. I've meaning to comment on you "If it moves .." statement. It reminds me of when I was in the U.S. Navy and we used to say, "If it moves, salute it. If it doesn't move, paint it."

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    1. I've heard quite a few (general) variations of this saying, but I hadn't heard that one.

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  10. Wonderful captures, Mitch. I belive you had a decent summer for a change?

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    1. Thanks Marianne :-)) Yes, summer this year has been a lot better than last year.

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  11. The problem is that even on summer wings don't grow up on my shoulders ;-)
    Mitch, once again your photos are fantastic!

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  12. they are indeed very summery, not sure why but I always think the yellow flowers are the most symbolic of summer. Far more so than the red and pink flowers. And the detail on the bugs is fantastic, especially like the lace detail on the wings.

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    1. Thanks Loretta :-)) Probably the yellow flowers are more associated with the colour of the summer sun?

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  13. I am afraid they might bite you! :D

    Super captures!

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    1. Thanks Sophie :-)) These particular little critters don't bite or sting.

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