Pollen Playground

© Marty Straub

Pollen Playground

Jack Ryan September 03, 2010

Outstanding clarity and detail...well composed...excellent color...excellent work, Marty! #1304500

Maria A. Gonzalez September 03, 2010

Wow,Marty...Amazing,detail,color and love the light the flash gave to the image...Awesome macro,my friend..nd yes,sometimes they have so much pollen on them that looks it be be very difficult to flyaway.Very well done. #8879604

Monnie Ryan September 03, 2010

Wow -- awesome detail on this one, Marty! Outstanding work! #8879650

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe September 03, 2010

Superb details and colors, Marty. This one sure looks a little on the heavy side. #8879702

Marcel J. Fernandez September 03, 2010

Great color and the bee looks like he has just taken a bath in pollen. Splendid capture, Marty. #8879748

Melissa Olsen September 03, 2010

Amazing...I have seen them with lots of pollen but never this much!
Now if you could capture him sneezing that would truly be unique. #8879761

Ron McEwan September 03, 2010

He almost glows Marty he is so covered. Great find and captured perfectly WTG #8879819

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 03, 2010

Wow Marty - What a Great macro! Amazing detail! Jeff #8880225

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe September 03, 2010

Gorgeous capture with such awesome detail, Marty! Looks beautiful!!! Hope that you have a great weekend!!! #8880555

Carol L. Fowler September 03, 2010

Wow- greedy little guys, aren't they? Beautiful detail of the pollen. I have never seen one so covered with it! #8880845

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna September 04, 2010

WHOA! WHAT a SHOT, Marty! Incredible details and colors! :-) k #8881975

Dianna Murphy September 05, 2010

Wow Marty that is an amazing shot! Mother nature at her best... extraordinary! #8883287

Julianne Bradford September 05, 2010

Super wonderful Marty!! WTG! I've never seen this before! WOW! Winner in my book :-) #8883938

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe September 06, 2010

Oh my, look at all that pollen. Excellent! #8885708

Marty Straub September 07, 2010

Thank you all! #8886423

Val Feldman level-deluxe September 07, 2010

What an amazing capture! Look at her - she can barely negotiate a lift-off and you caught her in flight, too...well, kinda...she's sure trying but considering the heavy load she's carrying, that might be a little difficult!!! Never in all my (many) born days have I seen a bee so covered in pollen! Excellent work here, Marty - if you set out for a macro of a bee, you couldn't have picked a more spectacular subject and could not have produced a finer capture! Well done, my friend! #8887086

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe October 15, 2010

Congrats Marty on your fabuloous finalist. #8969265

Jack Ryan October 15, 2010

Congratulations, Marty, for this very deserving finalist. Great work, my friend!!! #8969656

Carol L. Fowler October 15, 2010

Big Congrats! WTG Marty! #8970856

Merna L. Nobile October 15, 2010

Every month, with our camera in hand, we go out and find what we hope will be the “winning photo.”
Those of us that don’t get recognized, just continue to search for that special image, until one day the Congratulations come pouring in from some of the best artist and friends anyone could image.
So to the Better Photo winners for the month of September, I congratulate you on a job so well done.
My very best to all of you, Merna Nobile

Sam Britt October 16, 2010

Congratulations, terrific finalist, Marty. #8975603

Maria A. Gonzalez October 18, 2010

Congratulations,Marty on this wonderful finalist.. #8980140

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These guys sometimes get so heavy laden with pollen from the rose of sharon that they have to fall to the ground and shake some off before flying home.

f/9, 1/250, 24-105mm at 105mm ISO 400, flash

Exif: F Number: 9, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/250 seconds, Flash: fired, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 30D

Uploaded on September 03, 2010

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