Spring is here now... it's official :)

Posted by Tamara (Aarschot, Belgium) on 20 March 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Hi everyone and many thanks for taking the time to view and comment my photos. I really appreciate your visits :)

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Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Wow!!! Stunning! So unusual to get the bee facing so! Great shot!

20 Mar 2010 6:23am

@Pavan Kaul: I had luck that day ;) Many thanks for your kind comment Pavan, I'm really happy you like it ! Have a nice weekend :)

Laurent from Lyon, France

Prise en flag!!!
En voila une gourmande!!!

20 Mar 2010 6:54am

@Laurent: Absolument... elle avait du pollen partout ! Merci beaucoup pour ton commentaire Laurent, je te souhaite un excellent weekend :)

Nance E from Cary, United States

What a find! Wonderful macro! He's looking at you. Great detail. You can even see the fuzziness of him. Bravo! Five stars, Tamara! HAPPY SPRING! Hope it's getting warm there.

20 Mar 2010 7:05am

@Nance E: Indeed, he was looking right into the shutter :) I had luck ! Thank you so much for your comment and your stars, makes me really happy :))) I wish you a very Happy Spring too Nance ! And yes, it's getting warmer now (rain today but we had wonderful sunny days this week and temperatures around the sixties).

mayoline from Hoorn, Netherlands

Ow wat kijkt de bij blij!!! Net uitgevlogen en gelijk zo'n heerlijke krokus gevonden ;-))
Prachtige plaat Tamara, mooie kleur, scherpte, DOF en licht. Proficiat, bravo en 5 ***** van mij.
Ik wens je een heerlijk weekend, groetjes Marjolein

20 Mar 2010 7:16am

@mayoline: Hartelijk dank Marjolein, je commentaar en je sterren maken mij heel gelukkig :))) Ik wens je een heel prettig weekend !

jpla from St Barthélemy d'Anjou, France

Bonjour madame ! Bon samedi !
JP

20 Mar 2010 8:30am

@jpla: Merci beaucoup pour ton sympathique commentaire JP, je te souhaite un superbe weekend !

Lilly from La Ménitré, France

C'est officiel, la récolte de polen est ouverte !! Superbe macro Tamara, très printanière !! Excellent week-end à toi :-)

20 Mar 2010 8:48am

@Lilly: Absolument... celle-ci n'a pas perdu de temps, il n'y a qu'à regarder son ventre lol ;) Je te remercie beaucoup pour ton sympathique commentaire Lilly. Excellent weekend à toi !

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

I admire your fine irony ... Ja it's official!. Your comment made me smile. Your bee soma between the stamens also. Timely bee ... I wish you a happy spring my dear Tamara! Thank you! Best regards! Adela

20 Mar 2010 8:49am

@Fonts: Hehe I thought she looked funny with all that pollen on her stomach ;) Have a wonderful spring too Adela, and thanks a lot for your sweet comment :) Kind regards.

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Oh this is so sweeet! I really want to fluff her little hairs ;)) Yay, welcome spring!

20 Mar 2010 9:23am

@daniela scharnowski: Cute isn't it ? Many thanks for your kind comment Daniela, I wish you a very nice weekend :)

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France

La goulue a été prise sur le vif !!!!Superbe macro et vive le printemps on en a besoin on a dejà les temperatures en attendant le soleil mais il arrive entre deux gouttes. Excellent week end à toi.

20 Mar 2010 9:39am

@Vert Pomme: En effet... elle ne s'attendait pas à se retrouver face à un objectif ! Merci beaucoup pour ton sympathique commentaire, je te souhaite une superbe weekend :) Le soleil arrive... je le sens ;)

Cathy from Liège, Belgium

Après ce délicieux repas.
Une sieste s'imposait.

20 Mar 2010 9:40am

@Cathy: Oui, vu la quantité de pollen récolté... la matinée a été fructueuse, elle mérite bien un peu de repos ! Merci beaucoup pour ton commentaire Cathy, excellent weekend :)

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

L'hiver est mort...
.... Vive le Printemps !!!!

Elle est trop chou cette p'tite abeille avec son air du genre "qui a été pris en faute", en plein flagrant délit de gourmandise, les "doigts" dans le pot de miel et qui fait genre "c'est oas moi!! ! :-) Excellent timing, superbes couleurs, cadrage génial, drôle !! Mes compliments et 5* !

20 Mar 2010 10:39am

@Marie-Jezaria: Oui oui... Vive le Printemps !!! En effet, je trouvais aussi qu'elle était trop comique :) Merci beaucoup pour le super commentaire et les étoiles, je suis vraiment ravie ! Excellent weekend Marie :)

Bethany from Michigan, United States

Great job capturing him! This is a great photo.

20 Mar 2010 2:46pm

@Bethany: I'm so glad you like it Bethany, many thanks for your sweet comment :)

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Great capture! I really like how the bee is climbing up the stamens.

20 Mar 2010 3:35pm

@Julie Brown: Yes it looks like she was really enjoying the day ;) Many thanks for your comment Julie, have a nice weekend !

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good afternoon Tamara,
It is a very beautiful picture of spring. The color reproduction is brilliant. Now everything is back to life around us. I wish you a nice weekend and thank you for your nice comment. Dear greetings Christel

20 Mar 2010 4:26pm

@Christel: Indeed Christel, it's really a pleasure to see that the spring is really in the air now :) Many thanks for your kind comment, I wish you a wonderful weekend !

JPS from Le Havre, France

What's your name ? BeeBee...

20 Mar 2010 4:26pm

@JPS: Didn't ask :P Merci beaucoup pour ton sympathique commentaire, je te souhaite un excellent weekend :)

ripple from Nottingham, United Kingdom

that's a very happy bee

20 Mar 2010 5:23pm

@ripple: Yes, I guess it's one of the first days she could enjoy the sun and the flowers... Many thanks for your comment Ripple, have a very nice weekend :)

Florence from Paris, France

Elle a une super bouille et a l'air surpris cette petite gourmande ! Jolie macro avec cet insecte en situation !

20 Mar 2010 5:40pm

@Florence: Merci beaucoup pour ton sympathique commentaire Florence, je suis très contente que cla te plaise :)

Cécilia from France

le printemps !!!!! un grand bonheur de le voir enfin arriver.

20 Mar 2010 6:00pm

@Cécilia: Absolument... je pense que ptout le monde sera d'accord avec toi ! Merci beaucoup our ton sympathique commentaire, excellent weekend Cécilié :)

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Vu le regard qu'elle te jette je crois qu'elle tient à sa fleur, d'ailleurs elle s'y agrippe!!! Splendide cliché. Bonne soirée.

20 Mar 2010 6:01pm

@tede: Oui c'est vrai, je l'ai dérangée... Mais je n'ai pas touché à son pollen ;) Merci beaucoup pour ton sympathique commentaire Tede, excellent weekend :)

Mascha from Kootstertille, Netherlands

Prachtig Tamara,
Wat een fantastische details en compositie!!

20 Mar 2010 6:38pm

@Mascha: Hartelijk dank voor je commentaar Mascha, nog een hele fijne avond :)

Piyush Garyali from Blacksburg, United States

It sure it .. lovely !

20 Mar 2010 6:45pm

@Piyush Garyali: Thank you very much for your kind comment, much appreciated :) Have a nice evening !

Vinay from Bangalore, India

Oh boy! That's a amazing shot... The bee looks as if it is curious to know who is photographing him!! A lovely macro indeed. And 5 stars from me too.. Happy Spring.

20 Mar 2010 7:21pm

@Vinay: I'm really honored by your comment and your stars, thank you very very much :) I'l really glad you like it ! Happy Spring to you too Vinay :)

Gary from Cochise County, United States

A big smile on my face. The expression on his/her face is priceless. What a great begining of spring.

20 Mar 2010 7:30pm

@Gary: Hehe, I'm so glad you like it Gary ! Many thanks for your kind comment :)

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Super shot. He looks very pleased with himself and doesn't wish to be interrupted.
But, I'm GLAD you had your camera in his face. ;-)

20 Mar 2010 7:54pm

@Dulcie: Yes, me too Dulcie... i had luck ;) Many thanks for your kind comment ! Have a great weekend :)

Jacqueline from Courcelles, Belgium

Très belle macro, c'est impensable qu'elles soient déjà de retour en si peu de jours, c'est un régal pour les butineuses, jusqu'à présent je n'ai vu que des mouches ;) J'aime beaucoup cette photo, bonne soirée Tamara

20 Mar 2010 8:24pm

@Jacqueline: Oui c'est impressionnant, elles en avaient marre d'attendre le printemps sans doute ;) Il faut dire que j'ai pris cette photo au parc, dans un super parterre de crocus (je posterai dans quelques jours). Un endroit très tentant pour elles ! Merci pour ton commentaire Jacqueline, je te souhaite un excellent dimanche :)

pixator from kerman, Iran

:O AMAZING!!!!
very very well....

20 Mar 2010 10:09pm

@pixator: Glad you like it Pixator, many thanks for your kind comment :)

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Yes its offical and what a beautiful shot to mark that :)

21 Mar 2010 1:04am

@JJ: I'm really glad you like it JJ, thank you very much for your comment !

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

~`beautiful closeup :)

21 Mar 2010 7:33am

@kate: Thank you very much for your comment Kate, I'm so glad you like it :)

rose from France

oh !!! Impressionnante ta macro ! On voit le regard de ce petit gourmand ! bravo elle est très belle !

21 Mar 2010 9:31am

@rose: Je te remercie beaucoup pour ton sympathique commentaire Rose, je suis très contente qu'elle te plaise :)

dang from Atlanta, United States

Ah... gives the impression of a smile. Looking forward to Spring, looks yours is off to a wonderful start.

21 Mar 2010 9:32am

@dang: Thank you very much for your sweet comment Dang, I'm really glad you like it :)

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Très jolie

Bonne journée

21 Mar 2010 10:57am

@PascalXLD: Ravie que cela te plaise Pascal, excellent dimanche à toi :)

Rehim from Bane -Kurdistan, Iran

Great capture! well done!

21 Mar 2010 11:43am

@Rehim: Glad you like it Rehim, many thanks for your visit and comment :)

Yonatan from Bronx, United States

Great shot. He looks cute and as if he is saying hello to you! I am jealous that you have spring...we had more snow in Stockholm today. It is beautiful though, but I think I'm ready for spring as my macro lens is looking for some exercise.

21 Mar 2010 5:07pm

@Yonatan: I'm sure you'll have plenty of opportunities to work with your macro lens... soon ;) You're right spring is really tempting for photographers ! Many thanks for your comment Yonatan, have a nice evening :)

Olivier from Hainaut, Belgium

excellent c'est fantastique!

21 Mar 2010 6:24pm

@Olivier: Ravie que cela te plaise Olivier, merci beaucoup pour ton commentaire :)

steve loos from hollister, United States

, , even the bees are smiling! very nice image Tracy - hope you are enjoying your weekend!

21 Mar 2010 7:21pm

@steve loos: Thank you so much for your comment Steve, yes the weekend was fine thanks :)

steve loos from hollister, United States

LOL, sorry Tamara , , , I called you Tracy , , , too much sunshine?

21 Mar 2010 7:22pm

@steve loos: Haha, no problem... it is T.... something :))) Have a nice day Steve !

Roger from Bronx, United States

Wow, great catch!

21 Mar 2010 7:55pm

@Roger: Thank you very much Roger, I'm really glad you like it :)

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

But great picture!

21 Mar 2010 8:49pm

@MEC: Thank you very much for your comment Mec, I'm glad you like it :)

Johan Dierckx from Wijnegem, Belgium

Geweldig leuk beeld met een schattig kijkend bijtje.
Maak er een heerlijke lente-week van !

21 Mar 2010 11:07pm

@Johan Dierckx: Hartelijk dank voor je commentaar Johan, geniet ook maar van het zonnetje :)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Great capture.

22 Mar 2010 4:11am

@B. Thomas: Thank you very much Barbara, I'm really glad you like it :)

Anne from Singapore, Singapore

This is stunning, Tamara. Great shot !!

22 Mar 2010 4:31am

@Anne: Many thanks for your kind comment Anne, I'm glad you like it :)

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

Look at that little guy! Love it.

22 Mar 2010 7:03am

@MontereyJohn: Cute isn't he ? Many thanks for your kind comment John, have a nice day :)

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

Hoooray!!!! :) great shot............

22 Mar 2010 9:14am

@kate: Indeed, we've waited long enough now ;) Many thanks for your comment Kate, have a nice day !

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Wat goed gelukt dit bijtje dat de stamper 'beklimt'....:-)
Het koppie heeft zo wel iets van een knaagdiertje!

22 Mar 2010 10:51am

@Marleen: Schattig he ? Hartelijk dank voor je commentaar Marleen, ik wens je een prettige dag :)

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very good composition, and very opportune shot. Good celebration of Spring :)

22 Mar 2010 12:42pm

@Paco Díaz: Thank you very much for your sweet comment Paco, have a nice day !

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice macro ! Very nice for coming season.

22 Mar 2010 12:59pm

@Hiro: Thank you very much for your comment Hiro, I'm really glad you like it :)

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Une belle prise de vue , tel un papillon qui sort de sa chrysalide !! Phil.

22 Mar 2010 2:30pm

@Phil: Ravie que cela te plaise Phil, merci beaucoup pour ton commentaire :)

Lougris from Toulouse, France

une belle surprise pour toi, mais surtout pour lui !!:)
Ce bourdon ne s'attendait pas à croiser ta personne à la sortie du resto !:)

22 Mar 2010 3:29pm

@Lougris: Hahaha en effet, il n'y a qu'à voir son air ébahi ! Merci pour ton sympathique commentaire, je te souhaite une très belle soirée !

shahrzad from Kerman, Iran

look at his eyes. I love it. a really special shot

22 Mar 2010 5:41pm

@shahrzad: Thank you so much for your kind comment Shahrzad, I'm really glad you like it :)

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Ah great shot with the bee staring directly at you. :)

22 Mar 2010 7:35pm

@kiwisa: Many thanks for your kind comment Kiwisa, I'm really glad you like it :)

mike from viols le fort, France

Prise en flagrant délit, elle a l'air toute penaude.
Belle image.

22 Mar 2010 7:57pm

@mike: Ravie que cela te plaise Mike, je te remercie beaucoup pour ton commentaire :)

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

It is official...:)>// Beautiful photo..

22 Mar 2010 9:38pm

@Sarito: Thank you very much for your comment Sarito, I'm glad you like it :)

ViCTiM from Bandar Abbass, Iran

kashki ba halate power macro dorbinet migereftish :)

22 Mar 2010 9:44pm

@ViCTiM: I don't understand your language unfortunately... but thank you for your comment ! Have a nice day :)

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

This has to be the cutest bug shot i have seen! It looks like a furry little bear with a docile sweet face, superb!

23 Mar 2010 12:08am

@Self-Indulgence: He looked so surprised he made me laugh ;) Many thanks for your sweet comment, I'm so glad you like it :)

arash from tehran, Iran

good job!

23 Mar 2010 1:00am

@arash: Thank you very much for your comment Arash, I'm really glad you like it :)

☾éline from New York City, United States

Excellent ! I think it is the first one I see one facing the camera ! It gives a impressive and funny shot at the same time ! Well done !

23 Mar 2010 2:08am

@☾éline: I had luck that day ;) Many thanks for your comment Céline, I'm really happy you like it :)

Mj007 from Osaka, Japan

omg he is looking at u!! great shot!!

23 Mar 2010 9:00pm

@Mj007: Yes, I think he was surprised :) Many thanks for your sweet comment, I'm so glad you like it :)

Bep from utrecht, Netherlands

Wow wat is deze mooi een perfecte foto en al volop lente hier.

24 Mar 2010 10:17pm

@Bep: Inderdaad, het was prachtig weer die dag :) Hartelijk dank voor je commentaar Bep !

Phara from Gavere, Belgium

Prachtige close up!

28 Mar 2010 8:33pm

@Phara: Hartelijk dank voor je commentaar, ik wens je een hele fijne dag :)

Ekalavyan from Manama, Bahrain

Wonderful macro, lucky to shoot such a snap...

7 Apr 2010 9:47am

@Ekalavyan: Yes indeed, I was lucky that day :) Thank you very much for your comment !

David Nos from Barcelona, Spain

Wow!! What an amazing point of view, you can even see how the bee is working!!! :)

16 Apr 2010 5:04pm

@David Nos: I'm really glad you like it David :) As I just said above, I was very much that day :) Thank you very much for your comment !

Bruce EIFFEL from Lyon, France

Elle aurait pu te dire : "ne me dérange pas qand je mange !"
Prise de vue très nette et parfaitement réussie !
Bisous

31 Jul 2010 3:26pm

@Bruce EIFFEL: En effet... j'ai eu la chance de pouvoir faire cette photo quand elle sortait du crocus, de facon à voir sa tête. Mais à l'époque je n'avais pas d'objectif macro, j'ai donc du "cropper" pas mal l'image. J'ai acheté un sigma 105 pour mon 550d, et je dois dire que j'en suis très contente. Il n'y a plus qu'à trouver les sujets maintenant :) Merci pour ton commentaire Bruce, je te souhaite une excellente après-midi ! Bisous :)

Nikon D5000
1/500 second
F/8.0
ISO 200
157 mm (35mm equiv.)