Lovely bright orange common carder bee coming in to land on my lupins, proboscis at the ready. Taken with a canon 450D and a canon 100mm macro lens.
Taken in Lancashire, uk


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Almost retired,and a photography addict! I own a canon 7D and 5 canon lenses. I love playing in photoshop! I’m a fan of HDR if it isn’t too overdone.I also dabble in fractal art occasionally.

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  • geoff curtis
    geoff curtisabout 4 years ago

    Great capture Sandra, takes some doing doesn’t it.

  • Thanks Geoff..indeed it does!!

    – inkedsandra

  • sandraharris10
    sandraharris10about 4 years ago

    Well timed Sandra, those lupin flowers are like landing pads !

  • Thanks..yes and they are bee magnets!! Only for carders and red tailed!!

    – inkedsandra

  • Morag Bates
    Morag Batesabout 4 years ago

    The little bee has been captured at just the right time. Super shot !

  • Thanks Morag x

    – inkedsandra

  • MasterJim
    MasterJimabout 4 years ago

    Raw nature – excellently captured – Nice one Sandra.

  • Thanks Jim.

    – inkedsandra

  • Edge-of-dreams
    Edge-of-dreamsabout 4 years ago

    Awesome !!

  • Thanks very much

    – inkedsandra

  • annieannie
    annieannieabout 4 years ago

    fab and informative too
    xx great shot

  • Thank you Annie

    – inkedsandra

  • Joseph  Tillman
    Joseph Tillmanabout 4 years ago

    Very beautiful. Very nice composition. Well done:)

  • Thanks Joseph

    – inkedsandra

  • Brenda Boisvert
    Brenda Boisvertabout 4 years ago

    Great capture & pretty colours too, Sandra!
    Going to 30c today here!!! :-0

  • Thanks Brenda…take care in the heat.The south is going to be much the same but not here, it’s raining at the moment.

    – inkedsandra

  • Vitta
    Vittaabout 4 years ago

    Magnificent image!!!

  • Thank you Vitta

    – inkedsandra

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 4 years ago

    An excellent shot!

  • Thanks a lot

    – inkedsandra

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