Exploring the Cosmos by Mike Oxley


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Bumblebee on Cosmos. Le Lupin, Pinoteau Village, Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada. July 1993.

Canon AV1, Canon 70 to 200, probably at 200
Kodak Ektachrome 100


insects, bees, quebec, bumblebees, mont tremblant, slide film, le lupin, vintage canon

In love with Ma Nature! Always have been, always will be. Let’s keep her safe, eh?

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  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredabout 5 years ago

    The clarity and dof on this image are wonderful and the bee is a nice added touch, fantastic work…gina

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyabout 5 years ago

    Thanks very much, Gina. Greatly appreciated.

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot, I love the Cosmos, xx

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyabout 5 years ago

    Thanks very much, Ann. I think the cosmos is my favourite flower.

  • katymckay
    katymckayover 4 years ago

    Lovely clear shot of this beautiful flower has so many beautiful of my favourites too !!!

  • Many thanks, Wee Katy. Greatly appreciate your very kind words and the awfy nice compliment of adding this to your favourites! Yer a wee pal!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Quinn Blackburn
    Quinn Blackburnover 3 years ago


  • Thanks so very much, Quinn. An oldie, but still one of my favourites!

    – Mike Oxley

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 3 years ago

    One of my all-time favorite flowers, writ large & luscious, Mike. Wise of you to put the link to it in one of your comments on Tracy’s BLUER then Blue!

  • Many, many thanks, Sheila, and I greatly appreciate the “fave”, too! This is one of my favourite flowers also, and I’m glad the old Canon and Ektachrome was able to do it justice. One of my first sales, many years ago. A Buddhist gentleman at work bought a 16 by 20 print of it for one of their holy celebrations.

    – Mike Oxley

  • Tracy Faught
    Tracy Faughtalmost 3 years ago

    How pretty!!! Wow you have been going to Le Lupin for a long while eh? :O]

  • Thanks so very much, Tracy. Yup. I’ve only missed three summers since ’92. My little “getaway from it all” spot!

    – Mike Oxley

  • patcheah
    patcheahover 2 years ago

    Fabulous image! I love cosmos,they are so bright and cheerful flowers.You have the bonus of a bee too : ) Love the dainty leaves. I have never seen this colour in cosmos over here.

  • Many, many thanks, Pat! One of my favourite flowers. We have them from this shade of pink all the way to white and they’re lovely to see. This shot, by the way, was taken way back in 1993, using an old Canon AV1 and Ektrachrome slide film. Pretty hard to beat!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Tracy Faught
    Tracy Faughtover 2 years ago

    I will always think of you Mikey when I look at a Cosmo…I know they were your fave!! :o] I have 10 packest of seeds ready for my Mike Oxley garden this spring!! I’ll smile whenever I sit by it and think of you. xx

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