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" I Ent Ded !!!! "!

By Imageryonly
Thanks to the late Terry Pratchett for the title.

I found this little fellow soaking wet on my patio. I picked him up and put him in the warm Sun in a safe place Grin
Then commenced one of the most interesting 1/2 hours I have ever experienced Grin
He rolled on his back and I thought I had failed to save him. Then I noticed he was moving and looked harder.
He was grooming himself, and continued to do so for nearly 1/2 hr.
This frame was at the end as he turned back and flew away,
The versions are all during his grooming.
Wish I could put a slideshow up so you can see his movement.

Tags: Bee Water Close-up and macro Natural history Grooming routine

Voters: Jmag60, Xandru, BillRookery and 20 more

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23 Jun 2021 8:15PM
Great set
23 Jun 2021 8:20PM
Excellent set, it always amazes me how they can look dead and come back in a short space of time.

23 Jun 2021 8:33PM
Amazing set David....Lin
Minty805 Plus
5 42 9 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2021 10:04PM
Superb. Thank you for sharing the set, they are a joy to see.
dales Plus
5 13 Australia
23 Jun 2021 10:54PM
So amazing , excellent documentation with these terrific detailed images David
24 Jun 2021 9:50AM
A fascinating sequence set of images, David. Very nicely photographed.

24 Jun 2021 11:46AM
i did this with a hummingbird that exhausted itself trying to get out through a sky light and eventually collapsed. But how great it does feel when you can help nature along just a little. Love the title! And you got some super shots!
25 Jun 2021 6:28AM
And what a friend he found in you David !
Great story and set ,
25 Jun 2021 12:07PM
Not always wise to interfere with nature. So pleased the bee had a happy ending and flew off. I am similar to you I will watch a spider make a nest or crawl about on flowers looking for prey. Or watch tadpoles and critters in the pond. Glad you gave it a helping hand to dry off in the sunshine. Debs
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2021 1:57PM
Incredible what Nature does... A good sequence of events...
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