Flight Bee, Cleared To Land by Barrie Woodward

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This foxglove was swarming with ants, all hiding out of the sunlight, occasionally creeping out and up in to the flower, before retreating back to the shade.

The bee just appeared from nowhere, but stuck around flitting from pod to pod on the foxglove.

Lancashire, NW England

Sony DSC-HX1


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My pictures are taken with a Sony DSC-HX1. What you see is pretty much what comes from the memory card, with maybe a touch of rotation and or cropping.
I probably wouldn’t be taking so many pictures if it weren’t for the camera. It has been worth every penny as it has captured some great memories since I got it in 2009.
Feel free to comment on any of the pictures. I’m all for learning how to improve.

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  • Michaela1991
    Michaela1991about 2 years ago

  • Dana Horne
    Dana Horneabout 2 years ago

    I swear I can hear the control tower! What a great shot! :o)

  • That would most probably be the ant controller – just visible on the right?
    Thanks for your comment Dana :)

    – Barrie Woodward

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...about 2 years ago


  • Thanks, Vicki :)

    – Barrie Woodward

  • byzantinehalo
    byzantinehaloabout 2 years ago

    Gorgeous! :))

  • Thank you.

    – Barrie Woodward

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsabout 2 years ago

    CONGRATS on your Feature in AS IS!!!!! honored to be among you…. What an Awesome Image!! :))))

  • Thanks, Debbie

    – Barrie Woodward

  • naturelover
    natureloverabout 2 years ago

    Excellent capture x

  • Thanks
    A lot of luck was involved :)

    – Barrie Woodward

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonabout 2 years ago

    Stunning capture, congratulations on the feature

  • Thanks very much.

    – Barrie Woodward

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations , this image has been featured in The beautiful North of England Group

  • Thanks for featuring ‘Flight Bee…’

    – Barrie Woodward

  • fototaker
    fototakerabout 2 years ago

    tower to flight bee, are you color-blind? hahahaaaa congrats on your feature. cute, really cute picture!!!

  • Quite a lot of luck involved. Luck, I like.

    – Barrie Woodward

  • WildestArt
    WildestArtover 1 year ago

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