Phil

Phil

Posted on 07/08/2014


Photo taken on June 19, 2014



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Keywords

Bee
Insect
Honey bee
Animals
Wildlife
Fauna
Nature
Countryside
Close-up
Macro
UK
England
Britain
Pendle
Lancashire
Sony
RX100
Compact camera
Thistle
Flower
Plant


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Busy Bee.

Busy Bee.
Bees are flying insects closely related to wasps and ants and are known for their role in pollination and for producing honey and beeswax. There are nearly 20,000 known species of bees in seven to nine recognized families, though many are undescribed and the actual number is probably higher. They are found on every continent except Antarctica, in every habitat on the planet that contains insect-pollinated flowering plants. Bees are adapted for feeding on nectar and pollen, the former primarily as an energy source and the latter primarily for protein and other nutrients. Most pollen is used as food for larvae. Bees have a long proboscis (a complex "tongue") that enables them to obtain the nectar from flowers. They have antennae almost universally made up of 13 segments in males and 12 in females. Bees all have two pairs of wings, the hind pair being the smaller of the two; in a very few species, one sex or caste has relatively short wings that make flight difficult or impossible, but none are wingless. The best-known bee species is the European honey bee, which, as its name suggests, produces honey, as do a few other types of bee. Human management of this species is known as beekeeping or apiculture.
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Camera: Sony RX100. Processed with Nikon Capture NX2.

Marie-claire Gallet, Jeff Farley, Eunice Perkins, yokopakumayoko Francesco and 4 other people have particularly liked this photo


11 comments - The latest ones
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Gorgeous capture!

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3 years ago.
slgwv
slgwv
Honeybees, of course, are invaders in the Americas, and they followed the encroaching Euro-American settlement. I've read that some of the Native Americans called them "white man's flies" and their appearance was a bad sign, because it meant the settlers weren't far behind!
3 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Superb !!!!!!!!
3 years ago.
Mitch Seaver
Mitch Seaver
Excellent work!
3 years ago.
yokopakumayoko Francesco
yokopakumayoko Franc…
Excecellent shot!

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3 years ago.
yokopakumayoko Francesco
yokopakumayoko Franc…
Excellent shot!

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3 years ago.
Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins
That's beautiful!!
2 years ago.
Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley
A great picture Phil.
3 months ago.
Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley
An excellent image Phil, thank you for posting to Fur, Fin and Feather.
3 months ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
Bees love this kind of thistle !!!! Great macro !!!
3 months ago.
slgwv
slgwv
It's said that Native Americans called honeybees "white man's flies," because their presence signaled the proximity of Euro-American settlements--
3 months ago.