Bee in red

Avril Young level-classic 8/23/2009 12:32:49 AM

Excellent action shot Karen...WOW! #1171419

Lynne Morris 8/23/2009 12:37:02 AM

Wow, this is outstanding Karen, wonderful colours and details and great pov. #7879262

Melissa G. Meiselman 8/23/2009 12:46:12 AM

Wonderful close up of this bee and stunning flower taken with sharp detail and vivid color, Karen!!! #7879279

Ann Coates level-classic 8/23/2009 12:47:08 AM

An outstanding image Karen with fantastic clarity and colour. I think this one will do well. #7879280

Paul E. Earl 8/23/2009 12:53:09 AM

Superb image! Wonderful dof and colour! #7879287

Heidi Knight 8/23/2009 1:12:33 AM

Fantastic capture. Beautiful colors and details!!! #7879312

Karen Engelbreth 8/23/2009 1:19:24 AM

Thank you for the wonderful comments, Avril, Lynne, Melissa, Ann, Paul and Heidi :0)) #7879323

Laura E. Swan level-classic 8/23/2009 1:25:52 AM

How Bee-utiful Karen. I love those eyes, spread of the winds, his body pattern and that awesome flower! COOL! Love the soft BG too. :) I think this means I really like th whole image!!! HA!



Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 8/23/2009 1:49:26 AM

This is lovely, Karen, so crisp!

Dominick #7879369

Chua Wee Boo level-classic 8/23/2009 2:01:59 AM

Very outstanding macro,Karen! #7879381

Kerry Hill level-classic 8/23/2009 2:31:16 AM

Beautiful shot Karen, awesome details and clarity!! #7879397

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 8/23/2009 3:01:58 AM

Your focus and details are fantastic, Karen. #7879434

Aimee S. McMaster 8/23/2009 3:20:04 AM

....what an incredible macro Karen, I am sure this is a hoverfly, & not a bee..I love to photograph them...they're so tiny...Hover Flies ( known in America as Flower Flies ) belong to a large family of small to big flies. They are true flies or Diptera, with only one pair of wings in the Family Syrphidae. ( Wasps and bees have two pairs ).

Hoverflies have spots, bands or stripes, of yellow, brown against a dark-coloured background, sometimes with dense hair covering the body surface (emulating furry bumble bees). Their fast flight, motionless flight and, in some species, their size are astonishing feats. Some Hovers are among the biggest flies of Central Europe. Many species are very colorful. It is not always that easy to identify hover flies. Some thick-headed flies and bee flies are similar and dark coloration makes it hard to identify them correctly at a glance. Bee flies tend to be longer hairy, have snouts and are a study in themselves! #7879453

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic 8/23/2009 3:38:14 AM

Cool shot! This is great!! #7879479

Karen Engelbreth level-classic 8/23/2009 3:55:03 AM

Thank you for the wonderful comments, Laura, Dominick, Chua, Kerry, Kirsten, Aimee and Carolyn...
Aimee - I know it's a flower fly...
Thank you for your great explanation... #7879491

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 8/23/2009 4:06:05 AM

Beautiful details, composition and clarity, Karen. Excellent work. #7879523

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic 8/23/2009 7:53:08 AM

Wonderful composition,details,colours and capture,Karen!! #7880278

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic 8/23/2009 8:35:06 AM

Beautiful lighting, colors and DOF. Perfect timing. #7880404

Teresa A. Burnett level-classic 8/23/2009 10:59:16 AM

Awesome macro, Karen! Fantastic clarity, detail and color!! #7880724

Tarun Bose level-classic 8/23/2009 11:12:38 AM

Outstanding capture, Karen. #7880764

Karen Engelbreth level-classic 8/23/2009 2:52:23 PM

Thank you for the wonderful comments, Tammy, Ujjwal, Marilyn, Teresa and Tarun :0)) #7881212

Marijana Fajgl level-classic 8/23/2009 3:07:19 PM

another fantastic macro, Karen! #7881239

Karen Engelbreth level-classic 8/23/2009 3:16:06 PM

Thank you so much, Marijana :0)) #7881259

a2o aini level-classic 8/23/2009 5:57:04 PM

wonderful close-up, Karen! love it! #7881668

Sam Britt level-classic 8/23/2009 8:10:47 PM

Terrific macro, Karen. Great color, DOF & detail. #7882011

Karen Engelbreth level-classic 8/23/2009 10:48:19 PM

Thank you for the wonderful comments, a20 and Sam :0)) #7882127

Tiia Vissak level-classic 8/26/2009 10:55:31 AM

a fantastic image! #7889924

Karen Engelbreth level-classic 8/26/2009 12:43:28 PM

WOW - thank you so much, Tiia.... #7890226

Becky J. Parkinson level-classic 9/19/2009 10:07:29 PM

Wonderful image, Karen!! Congratulations on the finalist!!!! #7956947

Mary K. Robison level-classic 9/19/2009 10:17:23 PM

Gorgeous and then some, Karen! Congratulations on this beauty making finalist, and fingers crossed for you in the next level up!

A P level-classic 9/19/2009 10:35:18 PM

congrats! Pictures, Images and Photos

Best of luck in the next round Karen #7957100

Stefania Barbier level-classic 9/19/2009 10:41:34 PM

huge congrats on your finalist!!! #7957145

Jill Odice level-classic 9/19/2009 11:04:48 PM

beautiful!!!! Congrats on your finalist! #7957303

Teresa A. Burnett level-classic 9/19/2009 11:48:32 PM

YAYYYYY!!! Huge congratulations Karen!!! #7957443

Barbara Waldoch level-classic 9/20/2009 12:58:31 AM

Huge congratulations, Karen! #7957614

Ann Coates level-classic 9/20/2009 2:49:29 AM

Congratulations Karen on this superb finalist. #7958069

Karen Bacon level-classic 9/20/2009 3:05:27 AM

Congrats Karen on this truely amazing capture!! #7958126

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 9/20/2009 6:35:10 AM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #7959309

Linda Blair level-classic 9/20/2009 6:50:01 AM

Fabulous capture....congratulations!!!!! #7959473

Nadya Johnson level-classic 9/20/2009 8:44:01 AM

Congratulations Karen, on your outstanding finalist! #7960473

Renee Doyle level-classic 9/20/2009 12:37:43 PM

Big congratulations on this wonderful finalist Karen!!! #7961865

Karen Engelbreth level-classic 9/20/2009 12:47:41 PM

Thank you so much, Becky, Mary, Ann P, Stefania, Jill, Teresa, Barbara, Ann C, Karen, Nancy, Linda, Nadya and Renee :0)) #7961921

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 9/20/2009 12:51:53 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible finalist, Karen!!!!!! #7961946

Tiia Vissak level-classic 9/20/2009 1:30:31 PM

Congratulations! #7962217

Heidi Knight level-classic 9/20/2009 1:57:54 PM

Congratulations Karen... Well deserved!! ;) #7962398

Fran J. Jagger level-classic 9/20/2009 2:20:51 PM

Congrats on your finalist, Karen!!
Love the comp, color and details. Beautiful capture! :) #7962546

Karen Engelbreth level-classic 9/20/2009 2:22:13 PM

Thank you so much, Patrick, Tiia, Heidi and Fran :0)) #7962557

Kerry Hill level-classic 9/20/2009 2:58:03 PM

Huge congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Karen!! #7962846

Pamela Shane level-classic 9/20/2009 4:18:16 PM

Congratulations Karen on your wonderful
finalist. #7963245

Sam Britt level-classic 9/20/2009 6:53:49 PM

Congratulations, terrific finalist, Karen! #7963940

Karen Engelbreth level-classic 9/20/2009 10:17:58 PM

Thank you so much, Kerry, Pamela and Sam :0)) #7964573

Tommy E. Burgess 9/20/2009 11:41:43 PM

Stunning finalist Karen!! Breathtaking work. Best of luck in the next round!! #7964756

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic 9/21/2009 6:15:15 AM

Gorgeous finalist,Karen! Congrats!! #7966098

Margaret R. Barry level-classic 9/21/2009 6:57:10 AM

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Karen! #7966267

frank w. degenhardt level-classic 9/21/2009 8:44:21 AM

I knew your macro work would bring in some honors. Congratulations on the Finalist, know we will be seeing more. #7966720

Inge S. Lasmana level-classic 9/21/2009 3:34:31 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Karen! #7968204

Karen Engelbreth 9/21/2009 3:42:35 PM

Thank you so much, Tommy, Ujjwal, Margaret, Frank and Inge :0)) #7968215

Datha Y. Thompson 9/21/2009 10:27:19 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! ! #7969372

Karen Engelbreth 9/21/2009 11:25:44 PM

Thank you so much, Datha :0)) #7969440

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