43 comments on “Macro Monday – Honeybee’s Wings

  1. Gorgeous! Love the colors. My father used to keep bees in the side yard of our suburban home in California. He cut them out of my bedroom wall. Seriously. 🙂

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thanks, Jennifer. They were collecting nectar on these beautiful red flowers. I do know what you’re talking about with your bedroom wall. We had a wild swarm that decided to build a hive in the walls of our basement. Another story for another time…

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  2. Iridescent wings
    Shimmer, sharp and beautiful
    In Cathy’s sharp lens

    Gorgeous!

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  3. Your four word verse is
    as deft as one which is made
    with each sound one word

    The wings are beautiful. Wow.

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  4. marydpierce says:

    There are lenses for an iPhone? I have an iPhone. This is exquisite. I love the translucent wings. This is positively touchable – almost.

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Yes, Mary! Check out the link. These lenses are so cool and tiny! I carry them in my purse all the time. I just got the new telephoto and polarizing filter. Haven’t used it much yet, but it also seems to be a really nice one. Great product! And thanks so much!
      Cathy

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      • marydpierce says:

        Thank you for posting the link. I have seven more months on my current contract, after which I plan to upgrade to the new 5S, so I’ll wait on the lenses. But I definitely plan to get a package. What fun!

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  5. mimijk says:

    Wow Cathy!! This is amazing and lovely and fascinating! I’ve been staring at this bee for the longest time!

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  6. unfetteredbs says:

    Nice haiku. Good vocab for my muddy brain 🙂
    Love the shot Cathy.

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  7. beautiful gossamer wings!

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  8. Brigitte says:

    Wow Cathy! I checked out the olloclip — it looks very cool and so does your bee pic! I love bees, they defy psychics, don’t they. That plump little bodies with their whispery, paper-thin wings. Just beautiful. The red background and I feel as if I can touch the “furriness” of this little critter. Happy Monday!

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thanks, Brigitte. Happy Monday to you! I know! I kind of want to pet the little girl (they’re all girls, you know). And yes, if you have an iPhone, you might want to invest in an olloclip. I have two now, the macro/wide angle/fisheye and they just came out with a telephoto/polarizing filter combination. They’re tiny and I carry them in my purse all the time. I took this shot while at the Botanic Gardens when my sister was visiting a few weeks ago. So nice to have those lenses handy!

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  9. So impressed with how your iPhone and that little lens caught the action of a bee! Beautifully done! I wonder if they’ll come out with lenses for my Samsung.

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  10. karen says:

    Taken with your iPhone? Amazing. Love the colors , great picture.

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thank you, Karen. With those lens clips, I have lots of options in my purse. I do have a great, full-frame DSLR, but I don’t take it with me all the time, so this is a great option. Thanks for the comment!
      Cathy

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  11. Carrie Rubin says:

    Those wings are so translucent! Makes them seem so fragile, and yet function they do. 🙂

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  12. Your photos are more glorious than I remember them Cathy! A pleasure to be back here once again. Much love, Sharon

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  13. seabluelee says:

    Cathy, I love your photo. I’ve been thinking of getting a macro lens for my iPhone. How do you like your Olloclip? Not being able to take close-ups is probably my biggest frustration with my phone camera.

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Lee,
      I LOVE the Olloclip! The original one has a wide-angle, fisheye and macro. And it’s a great macro. Not as good as the 100mm Tokina that I use on my Nikon, of course, but it’s a close second. I also love the fisheye in that same package. I don’t like fisheye shots enough to invest in one for my DSLR, but it’s fun to play with on the iPhone. The wide-angle is also nice, but I probably use that one the least. for $70, it’s a great deal and it’s tiny. I carry it in my purse all the time.

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  14. That is an amazing shot, especially from a smartphone! I love bees. This one looks so sweet and fuzzy.

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