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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.
    http://home.comcast.net/~Integral50/scenery/bee.JPG [Broken]

    http://home.comcast.net/~Integral50/scenery/bee2.JPG [Broken]
     
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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

    honestrosewater

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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...


    http://img321.echo.cx/img321/4392/pf6do.jpg
     
  17. Jul 16, 2005 #16

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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...

    http://img106.echo.cx/img106/5947/flyingbob22cw.jpg
     
  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).
     
  22. Jul 17, 2005 #21

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    I have a fascination with clouds too. I especially enjoy the wonderful colors they take on around sunset and sunrise and the way the sunlight plays with them. They can show some very interesting contrast and texture. Some mornings the clouds roll in from the beach very quickly. I loved to watch them rush by, fading in and out. Ah, I need to start taking pictures again. :biggrin: Are there any other cloud lovers around here?
     
  23. Jul 17, 2005 #22

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    The very concept of you wanting something 'relaxing' in your bedroom astounds me. Does this mean that I've been assembling my arsenal for nothing? :frown:
     
  24. Jul 23, 2005 #23

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    I love to watch nature - including clouds, during the day, at sunrise and at sunset. :smile:

    I also look at flowers (and we have been planted several around the property) and watch the insects. Recently we planted some 'butterfly bushes' and a few days later, butterflies and moths are visiting frequently.

    Here is a hummingbird moth which visited this morning. One pic as it comes into land, and one with its proboscis extended into the flower while it hovers. :smile: :cool:
     

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  25. Jul 24, 2005 #24

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    And all you could come up with was a dumb BUMBLE-BEE! :grumpy:
     
  26. Jul 24, 2005 #25

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    Incredible pictures Astronuc.
     
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