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253. Thistle Do

  • Posted Sept. 10, 2010 by Jon Laysell Viewed 4454 times

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Some photos are interesting because they are well taken; they are well composed, well lit and have a certain clarity to them. Others are of interest because they capture a particular incident happening. I hope that this picture falls into the second group, because it certainly doesn't fall into the first.

Here we see a bee and a peacock butterfly fighting over a thistle. As the butterfly pokes its tongue out, the bee holds out a leg to stop it.

If I'm right the bee is a Psithyrus Rupestris, this is a type of cuckoo bee. So named because of the way it chooses to rear its young - or not.

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    • # Ricardo

      [i]Psithyrus rupestris[/i] is correct!
      and I know what you mean about the 2 sides!
      I usually put mine in the side 2, because I want to show it, not to make pictures sharp and macros!lol

      2010.09.11 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Marsha

      Whoa, that is a very timely capture....excellent!! Hehe..."photoblog's narrow width policy"....I love it ;)))

      2010.09.10 Edited Reply Cancel