Friday, 15 July 2011

Garden Pollinators.

I spent a few minutes in the garden yesterday enjoying the company of a few pollinators as they buzzed around the heads of the large clump of Echinops.


This chap was definitely well loaded with pollen!  [All shot with Powershot S95 on macro setting.] 

Wherever you are I hope you have an enjoyable wildlife watching weekend.   FAB.


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24 comments:

  1. Don't you wonder, Frank, how they can fly when they are so laden with pollen?? Great images! ~karen

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  2. Hi Frank..he sure is caring a lot of pollen...hope he can make it back to his nest!!
    Real nice micro collage !!
    Hope all is well...Grace

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  3. wow. they are just working away! looks like my thighs if i eat too much ice cream... :)

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  4. Hi Frank,

    Bumbles love Echinops blooms. I find wasps are attracted to mine as well. I love seeing the globes appear in summer. They self-seed pretty well here and are appearing all through the borders.

    Beautiful images of the humble bumble....and yes I do hope she gets back to her nest with all that shopping :)

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  5. Great macros of these busy little people Frank.

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  6. Perfect lighting. What wonderful images. :)

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  7. Gorgeous photos....can you tell me, what's the name of the flower?

    My C C Link Hope you have a great weekend.

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  8. We owe a great deal to these wonderful pollinators.

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  9. Great images, Frank! Love the collage, nicely done!

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  10. Great images Frank the detail is stunning...

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  11. Frank, this has to be one of my favorite posts you have done. The color is fantastic. The detail is fantastic. The first image is my favorite. Thanks for sharing this. Carol

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  12. Great pictures, Frank. That little guy was having a wonderful lunch!!!!!
    Betsy

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  13. Well done Frank; lovely shots.

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  14. Hi Frank,
    Lovely photo`s of the hard working bees!
    The Globe Thistle is a lovely flower that I try to plant in all the gardens that I `look` after. When they start to bloom they are always covered in insects! An essential plant for any garden (in my humble opinion!)
    J
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  15. Stunning camera work! They're truly pretty heavy with pollen. Just love this series.

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  16. Super)
    Great work, Frank! That's not so easy to catch that gorgeous fluffy :)

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  17. Fantastic shots, especially that first one. I think they need to go unload. Lots of pollen there.

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  18. Hi Karen. I'm sure there is a break even point for take off!

    Thanks Grace. All is well here .. back gardening for the parents tomorrow.

    Hi Theresa. I couldn't possibly comment .. lol.

    Hi Cheryl. Not seen much evidence of self seeding here but the clumps are slowly getting bigger.

    Cheers Roy.

    Thank you Lois.

    Hi Hootin' Anni. Echinops bannaticus 'Taplan Blue'.

    Hi Kate. We can't live without them.

    Thanks Eileen.

    Cheers Andrew.

    Thank you very much Carol.

    Hi Betsy. All the insects enjoy feasting on the 'globes'.

    Thanks ladyfi.

    Thanks Tim.

    Hi John. Yes, provides structure, colour and is wildlife friendly.

    Thanks Jidhu Jose.

    Thank you Mona .. just a few quick shots with the compact!

    Thanks very much Juliana.

    Thanks Roan.

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  19. Excellents macropics of this living jewel, Frank!

    A big hug, friend.

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  20. Thanks very much Enrique.

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  21. Hi Tatjana. Thank you for your visit and nice comments.

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