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Bee Orchid

By PaulLiley  
The inside of a Bee Orchid. Taken in our locality. The yellow droplet (central) is what waves in the wind like a pendulum and attracts the bee picking up the pollen then transfers it to another bee orchid thus cross-pollinating the plant. Isn't nature fascinating?

Tags: Plants Orchid Bees Bee orchid Pollination Wildlife and nature

Voters: saeidNL, dasher, annettep38 and 26 more

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saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
14 Jun 2012 10:50PM
Fantastic capture,Paul,like the colour and detail in this fine image,

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annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
14 Jun 2012 10:58PM
very nice, I love those but I never knew about the yellow droplet!!
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
14 Jun 2012 11:02PM
A gorgeous close up, excellent colours and selective focussing
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
14 Jun 2012 11:53PM
Excellent close up and info Paul.


RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
15 Jun 2012 12:12AM
A well named variety of orchid, and so beautifully captured, Paul: and I agree, nature is amazing the way plants have evolved to ensure pollination and survival, and all the little tricks they have up their floral sleeves.
Very good close up, with wonderful colours, details & the selective focusing is excellent
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
15 Jun 2012 12:43AM
Yes,nature can be fascinating Paul,
and it can be cruel too !!
Super colours.
Good shot.
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
15 Jun 2012 5:26AM
A lovely orchid

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
15 Jun 2012 5:49AM
A beauty, Paul, haven't found any here this year Sad Carol
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
15 Jun 2012 9:01AM
How fortunate you are, having these little beauties locally. Lovely image of this exquisite work of Nature!

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
15 Jun 2012 10:57AM
Detailed capture, Paul. Nicely done, and well explained.

15 Jun 2012 2:50PM
What a great shot Paul,lovely write up explaing,well done..Lin
15 Jun 2012 3:46PM
A lovely shot Paul, good detail and colour Smile

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2012 5:03PM
Beautiful macro shot Paul
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2012 7:48PM
I used to go hunting for these in the New Forest, mostly without success.
I don't always see it in images, Paul, but I can definitely see the little face in yours, like a laughing jesterGrin!
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2012 8:48PM
Cracking shot !!....lovely colours & detail !!
milky 14 Wales
16 Jun 2012 4:24AM
Excellent shot----Gary(milky)
16 Jun 2012 3:34PM
Excellent shot
Shellio 7 2 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2012 4:57PM
Some lovely colours to this image, Paul.
Source 7
17 Jun 2012 11:21PM
Yes,nature is amazing.A brilliant colourful macro.
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
20 Jun 2012 11:30PM
Looks like it needs a tonsillectomy

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