Saturday, May 20, 2006

Nectar Love...


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A fuzzy little Bee Fly (Bombyliidae) extracts nectar from a Blue Flax flower while also collecting the sticky pollen along its proboscis to fertilize the next flower.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Norene said...

i love this one. the detailed caputure of an intimate moment between insect and flower.

8:02 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Norene-

I love this one too and the bee fly just happened to land in front of my lens as I was preparing to take a picture. It stayed around long enough for me to get 4 or 5 pictures before moving on but this is the only one where the proboscis is buried deep in the flower.

7:22 AM  
Blogger javaseeker said...

Wow...what a striking moment.

9:25 PM  

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