BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

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BUMBLEBEE AND THISTLE

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Thistle & B

I took this shot last summer when the flowers were at their peak and the bees were everywhere. Thistles are considered an invasive species but are a favourite food source for certain butterflies, goldfinch and bees. Spot a thistle and there’s likely a good photo opportunity close by. I watched as this bee flew from flower to flower and took it mid flight. If you look closely you can see a fine dusting of pollen on its ‘fur’.

29 thoughts on “BUMBLEBEE AND THISTLE

  1. I’m glad you pointed out that dusting of pollen! Like fairy dust. 🙂

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  2. What a beautiful photo…an everyday miracle captured. Thank you!

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  3. Love this shot – it reminds me of the sweet hum that accompanies me as I work in the garden.

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  4. You can see all the pollen or dust particles so clearly! Great shot.

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  5. Fantastic mid-flight photo Belinda! I think the thistle flower is such a lovely color to complement the green of the plant (even though its spikey and invasive).

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  6. Fantastic photo! Great shot of the bee with the wonderful color of the thistle.

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  7. An amazing action shot. And I love the vibrant colour of the thistle.

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  8. Good shot! Insects are about the hardest to capture in flight … and true about thistles.

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  9. Ah the thistle – The flower of Scotland. It is hardy, prickly can be very annoying and yet have a sweet centre – Just like most Scots, and it is good for keeping Vikings away 🙂 http://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofScotland/The-Thistle-National-Emblem-of-Scotland/. Like your picture comp[osition and details within. Well taken

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