Gold Dusted

Uploaded: July 16, 2010 03:53:33


She was having the best time moving from flower to flower, absolutely covered in pollen and ignoring me completely...just bent on gathering as much pollen as she could...and she did...almost to the point that she could barely negotiate lift-off!

Happy Friday everyone! Enjoy your weekend!

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 8/1000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 320, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D


Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe July 16, 2010

Outstanding details and colors, Valarie. Isn't it great when you are totally ignored and they stay put. #1288809

Gord MacEachern July 16, 2010

Now this is a closeup!!!
Wow, the detail in this capture is outstanding Valarie!!!
We will see this one again!!

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 16, 2010

This Bee may get you the Gold!! Outstanding macro work Valarie! Jeff #8767220

R. J. Laudenbacher level-deluxe July 16, 2010

WOW Valarie...the detail on this is over the top. Outstanding. #8767236

Julie Burnett July 16, 2010

You couldn't get any closer, Val? :) ASTOUNDING details and color!! #8767244

Robert R. Goodman level-addict July 16, 2010

Hi Valarie,WOW!!Your Bees sure are big out there.LOL!Beautiful macro my friend.Great detail and color!!! #8767282

Douglas Pignet July 16, 2010

OMG..Talk about up close and Way to kewl #8767310

Carla Metzler July 16, 2010

Great macro! #8767349

Monnie Ryan July 16, 2010

Wow -- amazing detail, Valarie! Outstanding! #8767685

Jack Ryan July 16, 2010

Outstanding detail...what a great find and what an excellent photo. Very well done, Val. #8767732

Gina Cormier level-classic July 16, 2010

HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ENUF SAID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OK...HOLY CRAP AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #8767788

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe July 16, 2010

Outstanding and so unbelievably awesome, Val! Super, super gorgeous capture!!! Best luck with it! #8767809

Patricia Seidler July 16, 2010

Wow Valarie. Incredible closeup! #8768001

Freddy Bland July 16, 2010

Totally Awesome macro image, Valarie!! I agree, we will see this one again!!! #8768326

Leslie McLain level-deluxe July 16, 2010

Wow! Amazing macro, colors, and details, Valerie. #8768427

Kathy Salerni level-classic July 16, 2010

Holy Shimoly, Val! This is a stunning macro! So close up, such detail, gorgeous color! Has winner written all over it! Well done! #8768715

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna July 16, 2010

Val, Val, Val! What can I say! There are no words to cover the incredibility of this macro so I'm not even going to try! :-) k #8768816

Joannie Bertucci level-classic July 16, 2010

Macros don't get any better than this Valerie! Looks like she is making a pig of herself but for her life is short, so make it sweet! #8768926

Carol Eade level-addict July 17, 2010

Wowee, that's an awesome macro, Valarie! #8769512

David Guzman July 17, 2010

outstanding! Reminded me of my 3 year old after eating spaghetti with meat sauce. #8769513

Ann Coates level-classic July 17, 2010

Whoa! Now, that is close. The detail is amazing. Totally awesome Valarie. #8769783

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe July 17, 2010

Wow, Val, now that's really getting up close and personal with a honeybee! Love those magnificently bright colors of the flower and the pollen all over that bee. Fantastic close-up with great detail! #8769969

Tammy Espino July 17, 2010

I wonder if bee's sneeze? I am just looking at this awesome shot! :) #8769980

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic July 17, 2010

This image is so incredible. You did such and excellent Job Valarie capturing this bee! A great Macro! I see a winner. #8770167

Patrick Rouzes level-classic July 17, 2010

You have heard of "face & eyes" into something? Well, this is the epitome of it! Exceptional macro in every way, Valarie! Winner in my books & good luck indeed, my friend! #8770419

Carol L. Fowler July 17, 2010

WooHoo! Great eye-to eye contact- love all the golden "dander". My kind of macro, indeed! #8770464

Shirley A. Kinney July 18, 2010

Awesome capture, Valarie. This what is called "up close and personal". #8772075

JO ANN CLEVELAND July 18, 2010

Super macro and capture Valarie!

jo ann c. #8772137

Lana Arcemont level-classic July 18, 2010

Incredible detail and color! #8772409

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe July 19, 2010

Splendid macro in colour and detail, Valarie!! #8772733

Patti Coblentz July 19, 2010

Love love love the saturation and detail! This little bee looks perfectly satiated! Great image, Val! #8773064

Val Feldman level-deluxe July 19, 2010

Thanks much everyone for your comments...much appreciated! Have a great week! ~Val #8773191

Dianna Murphy July 19, 2010

Incredible macro. The detail is amazing. I'm surprised she could even fly. #8773554

Sally Muir July 19, 2010

Amazing!!!!!!! #8773646

Val Feldman level-deluxe July 19, 2010

Thank you kindly, Dianna and Sally! #8774191

Nancy J. Locke July 20, 2010

I see another winner!!! Can't get any cuter than this.

Hugs, Nancy J Locke #8775264

Val Feldman level-deluxe July 21, 2010

Thank you, Nancyj! #8777235

Nancy (Peaches) Harker July 21, 2010


Nice to meet you!!! #8778538

Renata Gusciora July 21, 2010

Outstanding macro,wow,Valerie! #8778950

Julianne Bradford July 23, 2010

Yikes!!!! Outstanding work Valarie! #8782308

Sam Britt July 26, 2010

Terrific macro, Val. #8788215

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic July 27, 2010

Incredible close-up shot, Valerie!

UB. #8790348

Marty Straub July 28, 2010

Extraordinary macro details, Valarie. We can actually count the particles of pollen. You're right, I've seen 'em fall to the ground and thrash around a bit before being able to fly off. #8791132

Patricia Seidler August 13, 2010

Congratulations Valarie on this fantastic macro! #8825327

Gina Cormier level-classic August 13, 2010


Jack Ryan August 13, 2010

And again...congrats! #8826245

Monnie Ryan August 13, 2010

WTG Valarie! Congratulations again! #8827090

Robert R. Goodman level-addict August 13, 2010

A Big Congratultions,Valarie.Made off like a bandit on this month!!!! #8827181

Terry Cervi level-classic August 13, 2010

Congrats on another amazing Finalist, Val! #8827955

Tammy Espino August 13, 2010

A huge congrats on this awesome finalist!! :) #8827958

Sam Britt August 13, 2010

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Val! #8828407

Phyllis H. Burchett August 13, 2010

Amazing....Congrats Valarie! #8828522

Patti Coblentz August 13, 2010

Big congratulations on this amazing finalist, Val!!! #8828639

Leslie McLain level-deluxe August 13, 2010

Congrats on all your terrific finalists, Valerie. #8828734

Julianne Bradford August 13, 2010

Another congratulations! Stupendous Valarie! #8829071

Kathy Salerni level-classic August 13, 2010

Huge Congratulations on all of your wonderful Finalists, Val! Good luck in the next round! #8829441

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe August 14, 2010

What an awesome macro Finalist, Val!! Congratulations! #8830041

Carol L. Fowler August 14, 2010

Love these face-offs! Congrats on this wonderful macro Finalist! #8830539

Carol Eade level-addict August 14, 2010

Another awesome finalist, Valarie, congratulations! #8831412

Kathy Cline level-classic August 14, 2010

Great Macro
Congratulations #8831655

Amy M. Wilson August 14, 2010

Excellent work and so deserving as a Finalist... way to go, Valarie!! #8831689

Debra R. Harder August 14, 2010

WOWZA, Valarie! Amazing details, colors and comp. A GOLD winner in my book! Congratulations again! Deb #8832080

JO ANN CLEVELAND August 14, 2010

Congratulations on this awesome Finalist Valarie, you are on a roll girl!

jo ann c. #8832528

Julie Burnett August 14, 2010

No surprise here, Val. Congratulations AGAIN!! #8832949

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic August 14, 2010

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8833027

Ann Coates level-classic August 14, 2010

Amazing Valarie, congratulations again. #8834806

Courtenay Vanderbilt August 15, 2010

Outstanding macro, Valarie! Congratulations! #8835116

Patrick Rouzes level-classic August 15, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS, Valarie! #8835308

Dianna Murphy August 18, 2010

My gosh I don't think he saved any for the next guy. Can he fly? Great macro. #8845807

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