Clean bee by inkedsandra

Buff tailed bumble bee washing itself on this lovely yellow flower. I had seen some butterflies here earlier but did not have my camera, I returned later but alas no butterflies! I watched this bee systamatically cleaning itself.
Taken with a canon 450D and a canon 100mm macro lens with minimal processing in cs4.
Taken in Blackburn,Lancashire,uk.
The flower is Inula hookerii, family asteraceae.

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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  • Vitta
    Vittaover 4 years ago

    Excellent macro!!!

  • Thanks Vitta

    – inkedsandra

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 4 years ago

    Superb macro Sandra. x

  • Thanks..not quite the butterfly i was after!! I was pleased with this though.

    – inkedsandra

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunover 4 years ago

    Fabulous macro Sandra, great timing

  • Thanks, I watched it for a while and took a few. This was the best one.

    – inkedsandra

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisover 4 years ago

    Excellent macro…very beautiful..

  • Thanks Anna

    – inkedsandra

  • Shehan Fernando
    Shehan Fernandoover 4 years ago

    Neat image:)

  • Thanks shehan

    – inkedsandra

  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoover 4 years ago

    wonderful macro and colour

  • Thanks Anthony

    – inkedsandra

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

    Wow, this is gorgeous!!

  • Thanks your new avatar

    – inkedsandra

  • davvi
    davviover 4 years ago

    wow,lovely work.

  • Thanks

    – inkedsandra

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisover 4 years ago

    Excellent macro! Love it!

  • Thanks Barbara

    – inkedsandra

  • J.K. York
    J.K. Yorkover 4 years ago

    kind of defeats the whole purpose of being a pollinator if you clean all the pollen off! superb macro. great burst of yellow. very well composed shot.

  • Thanks, i expect it doesn’t like it in its wings!! LOL

    – inkedsandra

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