CARLETTA'S CAPTURES

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Coneflower and the Bee



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59 comments:

Prospero said...

Lovely coneflowers and a happy bee!

Rose said...

Excellent...I am a big fan of cone flowers but I don't have any. I sure need to remedy that.

guild-rez said...

Love your pictures..
We both chose the same flower for Today's Flowers event.

Reader Wil said...

Fabulous Carletta! Have a great and sunny week!

George said...

You got great captures of that hard-working bee on the beautiful flower.

The Laughing Idiot said...

Amazing capture! You were in the right place at the right time.

Happy Sunday!

Dimple said...

Beautiful shots, Carlotta. I'm glad to have found your blog. God bless!

Gretchen said...

Great images! Very clear, colorful and bright. :)

Ebie said...

I love the cone flowers! Your pictures are so pretty! But I am scared of the bees.

Denise said...

My two favorite combinations, bees and flowers. Great photos Carletta! Thanks for sharing them and have a great week.

Regina said...

Amazing blooms. Lovely captured.

Have a nice week Carletta.
Regina

Frank Williams said...

A beautiful set Carletta. Bees are so hard to photograph...

Rambling Woods said...

I love watching bees on my coneflower which isn't as far along as yours is Carletta...

Carver said...

Great shots Carletta. I enjoy photographing bees on coneflowers too. The american goldfinch also like coneflowers but they are hard for me to catch on them.

Naturegirl said...

Such fun watching the bees spending time loving this plant! I have several shades. Lovely post and sound here!

Pietro said...

Carletta, these are wonderful shaded images, I've really enjoyed them!

Lee said...

Theres no cone flowers around where I live. :( And I like them a lot too. D;

But great photos, once again. I'm never disappointed when I click on your blog. :]

Happily Retired Gal said...

Wonderful macro photos today ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

i beati said...

coneflowers last such a nie long time - hardy sandy

Grace Olsson said...

I love it the macro shot...congrats, dear
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Pat - Arkansas said...

Most excellent photos, Carletta! A lovely sequence. Well done!

Luiz Ramos said...

Great Nature and shots.

Dimple said...

I'm sorry I misspelled your name, Carletta! Hope you have had a great day!

Grace and Bradley said...

Such nice photograph of coneflowers. Ours also just came out, not so many though. thanks for sharing !

b13 said...

These are great :) I love the flight image as well as the last close up of that flower!

Nance said...

Nice shot, Carletta! I have coneflowers too bees love them so much. My coneflowers are just starting to open up.

Stephany said...

Gorgeous colors, Carletta! One of these days, I'm going to get some coneflowers.

Judy said...

Great series, Carletta! I love the way you have zoomed in from several flowers to the close-up of the one, following the bee as it decides which flower to visit!

Tanja said...

Absolutely amazing set of photos! Wonderful work!

Arija said...

Sounds like a title out of a book of fairy tales like 'The Nightingale and the Rose'.
Lovely shots.

magiceye said...

simply superb!

mountain.mama said...

Our coneflowers aren't out yet, everything is late from having such a cold spring. Truly it's difficult to get such a great bee shot--good job!

margie said...

i took a shot like this last year, i waited for so long. this is great.

Lin said...

Great catch of the bee in flight! they do love those coneflowers! thanks for stopping by mine!

Pat said...

Beautiful shots of those cone flowers, nice depth of field. I love the busy bee!

mimi said...

lovely shot of a beautiful flowers.

Tammie Lee said...

sweet captures. The cone flower is such an interesting mix of colors.

Sarah said...

Bees are so hard to catch!!! Wonderful shots!!! Sarah

Rachael said...

love the bumblebee!

mkreider said...

Don't you love it when an insect decides to star in your photo? Nice shots!

Rosamaria said...

Wonderful photo, Carletta!

Nice week for you!

Jientje said...

I love the flying bee. I'll bet the bees love your garden and your flowers Carletta!

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Carletta
Wonderful post!
Your series are always fantastic!
Thanks for posting fo TODAY'S FLOWERS!

Luiz

Viola said...

Gorgeous flowers and you've caught the bee as well! Wonderful! :)

Linda said...

Lovely macro shots - I planted one of these in my yard -hope it lives. I still need to get a macro lens, so have to do my shots the old fashioned way.

amanda said...

Carletta, beautiful flowers, these are the epitome of summer!

Marites said...

wow! those are really great shots especially the one with the bee hovering above the flower. you must have steady hands to do that:)

ilanadavita said...

A lovely set of macro shots.

NicoleB said...

These are lovely!
The second one's my Fav. It makes me smile :)

Leora said...

Oh, I love these cone flowers! I haven't been able to do Today's Flowers because our Sundays have been so busy this summer. And I think a deer may have eaten our cone flowers - they are growing back. We've had animal-eating-flower problems this year.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Ah! The bees, butterflies and I LOVE it when the coneflowers are in bloom. YES!

Candy said...

How cool is this. Love your photography. Thanks from coming by my to see the RED camera collection. (not my collection though)

Cheers, Candy

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

Beautiful captures! They are such amazing little creatures aren't they.

Pietro said...

Splendid images, Carletta!
I also have some flowers in my post! :-)

diane said...

Fabulous capture of the bee hovering and then landing. Pretty flower too.

Raven said...

Great shots. We haven't had many bees here this year. I don't know if that's because of the unusually chilly weather or something else. I miss them, though.

lisaschaos said...

Fun series! Busy bee! :)

Tricia said...

Whoa! Pretty pink flowers & cool shots of the bee!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend

Esther Garvi said...

Very cute flower and bee! They fit well together!

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