Nature's Place

Beauty Bee

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  1. afrenchgarden said, on 13/03/2017 at 12:17 am

    She is a beauty. It must be the big eyes that catch me. I have never managed to find a bee overnighting like this. Perhaps this year I will. she has very similar cousins over here. Amelia

    • Mark said, on 13/03/2017 at 12:59 pm

      She is … They roost in the most unlikely places, not always predictable but they can be tracked at dusk when their buzzing gives them away in the approaching twilight.

  2. wordwitch88 said, on 12/03/2017 at 1:42 am

    Absolutely stunning images – some of the best ones I’ve seen of bees! Exceptional!

  3. kim blades, writer said, on 11/03/2017 at 2:34 am

    Fantastic photos, I love the bee’s eyes.

    • Mark said, on 11/03/2017 at 9:41 am

      Thanks Kim.

      The way they fly/zip around with ease those eyes are effective too.

  4. totallytales said, on 10/03/2017 at 7:34 pm

    Wonderful!!!

  5. puzzleblume said, on 10/03/2017 at 4:31 pm

    Fantastic the way of posture and a pleasing look, very near to “cute” with its round shape. Beautiful photography, that shows, how much human eyes cannot notice without a lense.

    • Mark said, on 10/03/2017 at 7:38 pm

      There is a little beauty behind every form. It’s just a matter of seeing it to capture it, to convey it.

      It’s a largely hidden world of form, and sense. More can see it these days – with a lens, of one kind or another.

      Thanks P …

  6. Cate said, on 10/03/2017 at 11:20 am

    Is the wee one alive? If so, what balance!

    • Mark said, on 10/03/2017 at 12:01 pm

      Yes, it’s alive. That’s how they sleep every night.

  7. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature said, on 10/03/2017 at 9:38 am

    Is that how she sleeps? Holding on, like that? Is she alive? She is beautiful. Beautiful photographs, Mark. You are the best!!

    • Mark said, on 10/03/2017 at 12:03 pm

      Yes, she’s asleep holding on like that. The backgrounds are pieces of paper that were handy and appropriately coloured.

      Thanks Mary.

  8. dfpartridge said, on 10/03/2017 at 7:50 am

    Amazing!

  9. Graham said, on 10/03/2017 at 6:15 am

    Beautiful. How did you get it to grip onto the twig? Was it dead on your fence when you found it? Just curious.

    • Mark said, on 10/03/2017 at 12:05 pm

      That’s how they sleep. At dusk they can be heard buzzing their usual roost, or a new one, and settle soon after. You have to be very careful not to wake them as they then head for the light and it can be difficult settling them safely again – not impossible.

      • Graham said, on 10/03/2017 at 2:02 pm

        Wow! I love learning new stuff like that. Thank you.

        • Mark said, on 10/03/2017 at 7:47 pm

          Nature is a mirror, of self – instinctive self. If it is.

  10. explorethebroads said, on 10/03/2017 at 6:00 am

    Stunning photos

  11. Deb said, on 10/03/2017 at 5:43 am

    Great shots once again Mark. Isn’t it the wrong time of year for these blokes to be around?

    • Mark said, on 10/03/2017 at 12:08 pm

      Thanks Deb.

      No, it’s still warm enough and there’s still food enough. There’s another ten of them on the other side of the fence – in the shelter of a star jasmine vine, and others around the place – haven’t seen much in the ‘wild/bush’ though.

  12. minkreativitetsblog said, on 10/03/2017 at 5:18 am

    I love your pictures

  13. JHamilton said, on 10/03/2017 at 5:15 am

    These are wonderful


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