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Bee Photo

  1. Jul 16, 2005 #1

    Integral

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    Saw this guy buzzing around the back yard, thought I'd share him with you.
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  3. Jul 16, 2005 #2

    wolram

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    I think its a triffid photo
     
  4. Jul 16, 2005 #3
    I don't see it spitting poison... and killing.
     
  5. Jul 16, 2005 #4
    once, i saw a bee eat a hamburger. didn't know bees were carnivores.
     
  6. Jul 16, 2005 #5

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    I need some perspective. Is that a big bee or a small flower?
     
  7. Jul 16, 2005 #6
    Can't you tell by the Volkswagen parked inside the flower?
     
  8. Jul 16, 2005 #7

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    In that case, maybe it's a Soviet spy plane disguised as a bee. :uhh:
    Be careful, Integral. They may have discovered your underground lair.
     
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  9. Jul 16, 2005 #8

    Integral

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    That was a big bee, or actually a Bumble Bee. I guess it to be about 1.5 - 2 cm long. Like the end of your thumb.
     
  10. Jul 16, 2005 #9

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    Thats a big bee, more the size of a hornet.

    I meant to post thats a terrific photo, dont know where triffid came from.
     
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    "Say, was you ever bit by a dead bee?"

    -Eddie The Rummy
    To Have and Have Not
     
  13. Jul 16, 2005 #12

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  14. Jul 16, 2005 #13

    honestrosewater

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    A spy blimp?
     
  15. Jul 16, 2005 #14

    hypnagogue

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    Nicely done.

    Integral, your camera does a really beautiful job at creating figure/ground focal contrast.
     
  16. Jul 16, 2005 #15

    Danger

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    Well, since you insisted...


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  17. Jul 16, 2005 #16

    Moonbear

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    Nice gladioli there too! :biggrin: Beautiful pictures. :approve:
     
  18. Jul 16, 2005 #17
    That is a big bee!
     
  19. Jul 16, 2005 #18

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    I was thinking the same thing.

    I took a picture of a bumblebee recently on some vetch. Really pretty.

    When the mums flower, we have lots to bees and I like to sit for a while and watch them. When I was a teenager, I used to watch bees in flowering tree in the backyard. The tree had very beautiful pink flowers, which really looked nice against a deep blue sky or with white puffy clouds.

    Which reminds me, I used to lie in the backyard, while wearing dark (sun) glasses, and stare at the clouds passing over. It was especially cool to watch billowing clouds changing form rapidly. :smile:

    I still occasionally watch the sky, and clouds, and I love to watch sunsets. :cool: :smile:
     
  20. Jul 16, 2005 #19

    Ivan Seeking

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    There was an even bigger one... We haven't seen Integral since...

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  21. Jul 16, 2005 #20

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    After seeing these pictures, I was out in the yard enjoying my own flower garden, and sat watching the big bumble bees climbing on the flowers. Too bad I can't remember what I planted to tell you what type of flowers they were (I planted a lot of random seeds I had lying around that never made it into gardens before and mixed them with a variety pack for naturalizing), but the bee was quite covered in pollen. :biggrin: (Oh, my lilies have bloomed too, at least two blooms have opened...good, I can enjoy them before I leave...usually everything in my garden decides to bloom while I'm at summer conferences and I leave when there are buds forming and return to find brown flowers on the ground...the lilies are wonderfully fragrant! I snipped off one blossom and put it in a small vase in my bedroom; very relaxing).
     
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