Saturday, May 10, 2014

Blooms, Bugs, And A Bird

 
Maple tree blossoms
 

 
Male Rose-breasted Grosbeak

sharing with...

Beep (my granddaughter) is joining in on some memes this week.
She's thrilled when people drop in to Beep's Blog (Click here)
 

63 comments:

  1. °✿彡º°。
    Passei para uma visita.
    Suas fotografias são magníficas!!!

    ¸.•°❤❤彡º°。
    FELIZ DIA DAS MÃES!!!
    .°º。✿
    Beijinhos carinhosos.
    ✿✿⊱.Brasil°º。✿° ·.

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  2. Beautiful shots- what is that bug?

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  3. so pretty. Is that becker.

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  4. Those maple tree bud closeups are so gorgeous! I've never gotten a macro shot of them before. Amazing.

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  5. Exquisite, breathtaking shots, Karen, as always and they never fail to amaze me with the colors and the detail you capture!!! Thanks for sharing the beauty! I'm glad Beep is feeling better and I love her shot for the day -- I have visited/commented on her blog! She's taking after you!!! I hope you both have a great weekend!!

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  6. We have Japanese maples, but I never saw them bud! They just get little red tips on the branches, and then they become leaves.
    Loved Beep's ducks!!

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  7. such pretty fresh growth and i love the grosbeak!

    off to visit beep. :)

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  8. Brilliant images, of bugs and birds.

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  9. Stunning shots! Love the detail and gorgeous color. Happy Critter Day!

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  10. Marvelous photography for SC ~ xoxo

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  11. Beautiful shots. I like that Rose-breasted Grosbeak

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  12. Great shots as usual, Karen! ;-)

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  13. those blooms are just so soft and buttery....really gorgeous!!

    i don't get grosbeaks, i sure wish i did. what a handsome bird!!

    happy mothers day karen, have a joyfull weekend!!

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  14. Wonderful shots, Karen. Awesome macro captures.
    Thanks for dropping by :)

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  15. Maple blossoms, are these the trees for syrup? Super macro shots, Cheers, Jean. p.s. I visited Beep, her ducks are gorgeous, lovely photo with the water and the nest?

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  16. Pretty flowers and cool capture of that bee.

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  17. Really stunning photos, especially the macros.

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  18. Fabulous shots! I love the maple blossoms.

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  19. the blossom is lovely as well as the insect and bird.

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  20. Gorgeous captures of both the flowers and beautiful Grosbeak.. It is one of my favorite birds.
    Thank you for sharing your post with my Saturday's Critter party.. Have a happy weekend!

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  21. Beautiful blooms, Karen. Looks like found a willing Grosbeak model.

    I hope you have many more spring blooms to share.

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  22. What remarkable photos these are!

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  23. Absolutely awesome pix!!!...:)JP

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  24. You and I seem to like the three-b combination :) Your photos are spectacular!

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  25. That grosbeak is gorgeous, Karen!

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  26. Wow!!! I've never seen the flower of maple tree, wonderful and beautiful pictures with sweet bee♡♡♡
    Your Rose-breasted Grosbeak look GORGEOUS, dear Karen.

    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  27. The bud photo`s are terrific, so cool with the insects. Yay Beaker! Hope I get to see him soon.

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  28. It is a flower fly...eats nectar and mimics a bee or wasp....

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  29. I'm especially loving that Grosbeak Karen

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  30. Great set of pictures - seems that spring has sprung.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  31. OH! I hope I see some tree blossoms her north of Toronto soon!

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  32. Absolutely amazing! Such beautiful shots!

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  33. Nice photos, delicateness, wonderful flower! Really beautiful colors on the bird too!

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  34. These are fantastic Karen! The Grosbeak is a beauty and love those pretty flowers with the be enjoy your day and have a great week :)

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  35. Okay,my last message was a bit garbled, haven't had my coffee yet, am apparently still asleep, lol!

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  36. beautiful macros and a gorgeous bird. :)

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  37. STUNNING! I love the crispness and vividness of the photos! #iheartmacro

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  38. Great captures!! Boom & Gary.

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  39. Beautiful flowers and the elusive(to me) Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

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  40. Beautiful captures of the Maple tree blossoms!

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  41. I forget to get a ladder and look for flowers on the maples. Lovely macros! I like the bee fly and the Grosbeak too, such a lovely shade of red on its chest.

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  42. ...a beautiful portrait of the grosbeak!

    ---thanks for sharing your link this weekend.

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  43. Your blog is fantastic.
    This bird is great.
    In my country I can't see such specimen :)
    Really great !

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  44. Wow...beautiful shots, Karen! I love them! So pretty!

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  45. Really wonderful these yellow blossoms. The bird is gorgeous !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  46. i am sure the birds love getting their beaks into those juicy flower heads.
    Have a wonderful week, and thank you for stopping by my blog last week. I am trying to catch up!

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  47. Love the bee in the blossoms !

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  48. Pretty spring images and loving that beautiful grosbeak. I had one come to my yard too, but only for a day. Always a joy.

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  49. amazing photos of the maple tree blossoms and the brosbeak. so lovely!

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  50. Great shots! I especially love the first one!

    Judith

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  51. Wonderful shots.

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  52. Your photos are very beautiful, Karen!!!
    All the hurly-burly, the growth and the new life...
    Spring is such a wonderful time...I love that season :)
    Enjoy a good rest of the week!

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  53. Stunning, radiant yellow blooms. Love the bee. But my favoutite must be the colour detail of the grosbeak.

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  54. Wonderful summery shots.

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  55. So bright and sunny:) Great pics!

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