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Gathering Pollen
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Gathering Pollen
Gathering Pollen
Another fly gathering pollen.
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Tammy Scott
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    WOW this is stunning! Fantastic detail, Bill, and awesome color!

6/3/2005 4:24:53 AM

 
Cindy Paquette
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OUTSTANDING Bill!!!!!!!

6/3/2005 4:27:48 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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FABULOUS, Bill!!!!!!

6/3/2005 4:37:50 AM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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Bet you didn't dare breathe...wonderful catch!

6/3/2005 5:02:11 AM

 
Cathy Gregor
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Great macro, Bill! That little critter is beautiful!!

6/3/2005 5:08:48 AM

 
S  J
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AWESOME macro, Bill!! Wonderful capture!!

6/3/2005 5:23:03 AM

 
Daniel A. Case

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This is a great image. Good DOF and love the flies coors.

6/3/2005 5:34:35 AM

 
Mary Timman
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There is nothing more to say, except this is a fabulous pic. Great Job!

6/3/2005 5:43:00 AM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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WOW! What a macro, Bill! Fantastic! :0)

6/3/2005 5:48:06 AM

 
Joy Rector
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Teriffic shot.

6/3/2005 5:50:42 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Great macro, Bill! Wonderful capture!

6/3/2005 5:50:57 AM

 
Mary  Clarke
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Incredible macro, Bill!

6/3/2005 9:47:31 AM

 
Bill Houghton
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Thanks so much for your incredible response to my photo.
Bill

6/3/2005 1:08:49 PM

 
Deb Holmes
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Fantastic marco, Bill, simply amazing!

6/3/2005 5:06:46 PM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Awesome Macro Bill! The Colors And Clarity Are Imaculate! Well Done:-)

6/3/2005 5:32:33 PM

 
Sandy Driscoll
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Wow! Great macro!

6/3/2005 8:39:34 PM

 
S  J
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Wow!! Congratulations on this OUTSTANDING POTD win, Bill!!

6/14/2005 12:05:09 AM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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Bill - your comments so far have just about depleted the dictionary of any words that I would have used to try to describe this macro image!!! Suffice to say, it is magnificent!! Hearty congrat's on it being chosen as this most deserved Photo Of The Day!! :o)

6/14/2005 12:30:07 AM

 
Carol Brill
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Congratulations on your POTD for this absolutely superb close-up, Bill, the microscopic detail is amazing here!! Did you use extension tubes for this shot?

6/14/2005 12:36:16 AM

 
Muneer T. Al-Awami
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Great macro!

6/14/2005 12:37:47 AM

 
Glenda Wyld.
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This the best photo I have ever seen. Thank you.

6/14/2005 12:37:59 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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Wow... this is really a wonderful image, Bill! Contratulations on your well deserved POTD!!!!

6/14/2005 12:39:22 AM

 
Mata Patan
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C O O L !!!
Congrats!

6/14/2005 12:48:43 AM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Congratulations Bill! Wonderful POTD!

6/14/2005 1:47:09 AM

 
Ed Heaton
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Nice job Bill,
Congrats on POTD!

6/14/2005 2:12:18 AM

 
Kate Jackson
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WOWWW Congratulations Bill!

6/14/2005 2:42:18 AM

 
Dorothy Neumann
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Fascinating and superbly done, Bill! Congratulations on your POTD!

6/14/2005 2:47:05 AM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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WOW!! Incredible shot! Congrats on your POTD! -K

6/14/2005 2:48:09 AM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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Way to go, Bill!!! Congratulations on this amazing POTD!!!

6/14/2005 3:01:18 AM

 
Anne D. Eigen
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Congratulations on this outstanding POTD, Bill!

6/14/2005 3:11:12 AM

 
Scott Pedersen

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Nice detail.

6/14/2005 3:31:30 AM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congratulations on your POTD for this amazing macro, Bill! Wow, what a shot, the bee actually looks regal!
-Debby

6/14/2005 4:01:49 AM

 
Debra Booth
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Fantastic macro, Bill! Congrats on POTD!

6/14/2005 4:09:27 AM

 
Charlene Bayerle
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Awesome....Congratulations Bill!!!!

6/14/2005 4:14:49 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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Congratulations on ths awesome POTD, Bill!!!

6/14/2005 4:23:40 AM

 
Joy Rector
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Fantastic. Congrats on the POTD.

6/14/2005 4:32:09 AM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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This Image Sure Belongs Here Bill!
Congratulations On Your POTD!!

6/14/2005 4:36:54 AM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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a winner in my book, too!
congrats on potd!

6/14/2005 4:39:55 AM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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WOW look at that, what an awesome capture. Congrats on your well deserved POD.

6/14/2005 4:45:40 AM

 
Hida Avent

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Outstanding!!! Congratulations on the shot.

6/14/2005 4:50:04 AM

 
DiAnna F. Paulk
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So happy to find this exceptional macro in my email as a POTD this morning, Bill! Congratulations on a great capture and the well-deserved recognition!

6/14/2005 5:05:24 AM

 
Claudette Foote
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FABULOUS, Bill!!!!!! Congrats on your well deserved POD

6/14/2005 5:15:57 AM

 
Robert F. Walker
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Terrific Image! Did you use a tripod? Patience IS a virtue! This will be a contest winner for sure! Keep up the good work! Best wishes on all your photographic efforts.

6/14/2005 5:18:54 AM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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This is such an awesome macro! Congratulations, Bill, on a well deserved POTD! :0)

6/14/2005 5:25:51 AM

 
Chris Macer

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Fantastic shot Bill! Congrats on the POTD!

6/14/2005 5:48:54 AM

 
Chris Ebben
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There is nothing left for me to say only that I fully agree with all the above........ well done =^..^=

6/14/2005 5:57:40 AM

 
ANN VARELIS
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wow, amazing detail, composition, lighting. could you please tell me what type of lighting did you use and whether or not a tripod was used?

6/14/2005 6:09:31 AM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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Fantastic...and more than a little scary! Congratulations!

ccc

6/14/2005 6:15:59 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Fantastic detail and colors. Also a Great composition. Congratulations

6/14/2005 6:29:20 AM

 
Melissa  L. Zavadil
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The colors in this macro are just amazing! WOW!!!! Congrats!

6/14/2005 6:38:19 AM

 
Joyce A. Meck
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WOW, that is just plain one amazing shot! Congrats on POTD - Well Deserved!

6/14/2005 7:25:00 AM

 
Susan L. Vasquez
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Congrats on the POTD, it's well deserved. I am amazed! You've got the 3 c's perfect!

6/14/2005 7:25:56 AM

 
Dale Gast
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Congratulations, Bill! What an awesome image!!!

6/14/2005 7:45:14 AM

 
Mary McAllister
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Very cool image!

6/14/2005 7:59:25 AM

 
Llewellyn Williams

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As a "macro person" let me simply say I am in awe!! Wonderful shot!

6/14/2005 8:05:27 AM

 
Mary N C. Taitt
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What a beautiful image, great macro, congratulations!

6/14/2005 8:05:32 AM

 
Rhonda Journeay
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All I can say is that I second every comment out there...really amazing shot. Excellent capture of a notoriously difficult model ;-)

6/14/2005 8:35:35 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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This is gorgeous, Bill! Congratulations on your POTD!

6/14/2005 8:50:52 AM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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I love your colorful composition, Bill, the detail is amazing! Congrats on your well deserved POTD, a real treat for the eyes!

6/14/2005 9:48:54 AM

 
Contessa Shaw
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Awesome shot!!

6/14/2005 10:40:37 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Gorgeous, Bill!! Love it!! Congratulations!!

6/14/2005 11:09:40 AM

 
Linda Shapiro
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Thanks so much for including the details of how you shot this magnificent photo. It elevates this insect to the level of true beauty. Congratulations!
Linda

6/14/2005 12:02:17 PM

 
Laura E. OConnor
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CONGRATULATIONS on a great POTD! Your macro work here is incredible!

6/14/2005 12:04:45 PM

 
cj patterson
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Amazing Macro!! Congrats on your POTD!

6/14/2005 12:15:18 PM

 
Katleen R. Struckle
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OUTSTANDING!! Congrats on your POTD!

6/14/2005 1:05:01 PM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Yee-ikes -- that's a grabber!! Congratulations on your POTD, Bill!

6/14/2005 7:15:31 PM

 
Joy A. Connelly

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Wow I love those eyes. Great Shot

6/14/2005 10:23:20 PM

 
Patty Razonable

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That is a superfly!! Congratulations on you POTD on this excellent macro!!

6/14/2005 10:31:57 PM

 
Anita Taylor
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Stunning macro Bill!

6/15/2005 6:04:43 PM

 
Robert F. Walker
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nice

6/16/2005 10:11:25 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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OUTSTANDING IMAGE!!! Super, super macro!! Congrats on your potd win, well deserved!!

6/16/2005 11:15:49 AM

 
Leonard Pierce
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Congratulations Bill!!! A fantastic macro and a very well deserved POTD!

6/16/2005 2:44:38 PM

 
Rosemary Buffoni

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An incredible macro shot, Bill. Well deserved POD for sure!!
Ro

6/18/2005 10:56:25 AM

 
Deb Holmes
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Congratulations, Bill, on this outstanding and amazing finalist! and for POTD!

7/23/2005 1:15:48 PM

 
Tammy Scott
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Congratulations on this stunning finalist, Bill!

7/23/2005 7:43:18 PM

 
S  J
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Congratulations on this WINNER, Bill!!

7/24/2005 9:25:55 AM

 
Virginia L. Allison
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Bill, this is amazing. What a great macro...clean, clear and just plain WOW.

8/8/2005 5:04:44 PM

 
Michelle Brocken

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This is a perfect macro,Bill!I love the details and colours.I like flies...they are fantastic models!!

10/28/2005 11:23:57 AM

 
Sharrie Thomas
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This should've gotten more than a finalist! Really nice macro.

11/19/2006 7:01:59 AM

 
Hurk (Steve) Hurkett
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This little guy looked like he may have been having a real good time til you decided to snap that shot, Bill.. which is ok, because that shot is super!

Steve Hurkett

12/23/2006 4:27:38 AM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Fantastic photo! I love the detail, clarity, color, lighting, composition!

1/19/2007 1:31:55 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Stunning! Beautiful macro!

jo ann c.

2/11/2007 2:14:17 PM

 
Vicki Hunt
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Hello, I just bought this lens and my question is ...did you have an extension tube attached? this is awesome! Thanks! Vicki

5/1/2007 4:36:10 AM

 
Rob Martin
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Wow Bill, you're like the Yoda of photographers. Amazing shot.

5/1/2007 11:41:17 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Outstanding, Bill!
One magical image amongst many in your fine gallery!!!
--Lisa

8/16/2007 9:44:36 PM

 
Mary N C. Taitt
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Such a cool shot, yeah, magical!

8/18/2007 7:04:05 PM

 
Elaine A. Game
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We miss so much don't we with the naked eye. This little fellow is just like a little rainbow.. what a great capture and fine macro.. Laney

9/24/2007 3:23:57 AM

 
Carol Sawyer
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Outstanding macro, excellent details, congratulations, Bill!

10/3/2007 3:56:52 AM

 
Lisa B. North
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Just checking into one of my favorite galleries and found this lovely colorful little creature! That is a magnificent bee shot! Lisa

10/7/2007 8:39:12 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Hi Bill finally got a break from work to visit a few galleries and yours always amazes me with your talents and I never know where to comment. This full frame macro so full of detail, clarity and color as well as composition is exquisite. I hope you have a gallery to present these amazing works of art in. Have a nice week-end and Happy Thanksgiving, Bill.

11/16/2007 4:21:52 PM

 
Christine Zipps
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Clearly deserving of the awards and accolades, Bill.

Bravo!

Cris

3/29/2008 8:47:09 AM

 
Nancy L. Green
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An absolutely amazing macro my friend, asll goes to prove, even a fly can be beautiful!! <><

7/11/2008 2:58:27 PM

 
Virginia L. Allison
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Wow, great work.

7/11/2008 5:33:53 PM

 
Songbird Cline
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Bill, this is amazing! Actually ALL your images are wonderful. You website is beautiful and stunning! Wow, you are indeed an artist!

6/29/2010 2:36:04 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Amazing capture and detail. Great macro

4/15/2011 5:50:56 AM

 
Nancy L. Green
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CONGRATULATIONS on this wonderful finalist, WTG Bill!! <><

10/15/2011 5:12:53 AM

 
Antonio Amen
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Excellent.Very good macro, well done.
Have a nice day.
António

1/12/2012 10:44:56 AM

 
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