Thursday, 26 September 2013

NatureFootstep: Winged #103

Thursday's theme at NatureFootstep is 'Winged'. For all things 'winged', but not necessarily 'feathered' (flying insects are welcome). 

FACE-OFF: BumbleBee meets HoneyBee
Head To Head

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26 comments:

  1. Wow, this is an awesome capture. I love the colors and the bumble bees. Have a great day!

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  2. Nästan som pälsdjur - och päls behövs. Vi har haft vår första frostnatt nu och insekterna är lika stelfrusna som jag.

    Ett vackert ögonblick du fångat på fotot - inte alltid så lätt att fånga flera på samma bild.

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    1. Tack så mycket, Ulla. Det har varit ett bra år för fotografering insekter, jag har tagit många bra!!

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  3. Thanks a lot, Mitch, for your kind comment. I'm really glad having either bumble nor honey bees here in my office. And before shooting some flowers or blossoms outside I mostly try to shoo the creepy-crawlies away from the floral gems.
    Cast a glance on your photo: you hardly see the beautiful blossom because of the winged invaders! ;-)

    Uwe.

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    1. Thanks Uwe :-)) I think insects have a beauty of their own, too. I usually get photos of the insects first, then get shots of the flowers after they have moved on. The best of both worlds!!!

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  4. They seem to be friendly and sharing :)
    Great shot :)
    Have a nice day.
    Mormor

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    1. Thanks Mormor :-)) The Bumblebees actually backed away when the Honeybee landed on the same flower.

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  5. Gorgeous shot! I love the bumblebees and the ball thistle is also a favorite of mine.

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  6. Your pictures are killing me Mitch , gorgeous .

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    1. Thanks Fatos :-)) Killing you in a good way, I hope!!!

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  7. Like a grand meeting of kings in the insect winged world. Wonderful photo.

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  8. wow, they really look busy. So nice to see spring shots instead of autumn.

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    1. Thanks NF, they were really busy!! This was taken in late Summer (August), not Spring though :-))

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  9. very cool photo Mitch. the bees and wasps have pretty much taken over my hummingbird feeders now as most of the birds have left now-I keep them filled for stragglers--so we have all types of bees and wasps sharing the feeders now

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    1. Thanks Kathy :-)) The season is just about over now for most of the bees and other flying critters, although there are still some around.

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  10. You did it you caught both Bumble Bee and Honey Bee. Just brilliant.

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  11. Great shot, Mitch. I'm always fascinated with bees and bugs. I feel disappointed if I don't come across at least one or two on my walks. The blossoms look so delicate that they couldn't possibly hold up the bee. lol. The two on the left look quite hefty compared to the honey bee.

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    1. Thanks Debby :-)) This summer has been really good for photographing bees and other flying insects. Yes, the BumbleBees are about half as big again as the HoneyBee, but they are not as aggressive, and back away from the Honeybees.

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  12. fantastic that you managed to get them both at the same time. This is a brilliant shot of the bumble bee, so much detail.

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