253. Thistle Do

by Jon Laysell September. 10, 2010 4494 views

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.

Use the magnifying glass to escape the confines of Photoblog's narrow width policy.

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Andrea 6 years, 8 months ago

Very beautiful!

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Jennye 6 years, 8 months ago

Oh wow, this is fantastic!!!

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 6 years, 8 months ago

What a fascinating moment in nature - I'm glad you posted it.

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Nikoleta Mladenova 6 years, 8 months ago

Very beautiful set!!!

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Ricardo 6 years, 8 months ago

[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

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Goldbrandi 6 years, 8 months ago

Oh..nice! :))

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Gerd Korts 6 years, 8 months ago

Lucky you to get this moment and lucky us having a magnifying glass

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 6 years, 8 months ago

How well seen of you, amazing!!!

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Farideh_Homam 6 years, 8 months ago

Wow very lovely post.

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Becky 6 years, 8 months ago

Great post!

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Marsha 6 years, 8 months ago

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

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Maria Matos 6 years, 8 months ago

Very good macro!

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Lynda 6 years, 8 months ago

Great shot

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