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Tuesday, June 22, 2010





The world up close is often like an alien world to us humans but is just another day of gathering pollen for the insects and birds to unknowingly spread to other flowers and guarantee their survival for another year.

Pistils and stamens are proudly displayed for the insect world to see and be drawn to. The center image shows a pollen laden attraction just waiting to be brushed against and transported off to others.

We often think of bumble bees as the main transporter of pollen but all flying insects join in and help as well.

Dan

10 comments:

DawnTreader said...

Beautiful macro shots, Dan. I especially like that second one!

Sunny said...

Totally breathtaking! The fly is amazing!
☼ Sunny

jand44 said...

Wow! Now I can't wait to get my macro lens and explore this incredible world! Thanks for the inspiration.

shabby girl said...

They are all wonderful, but that third one, Dan, is spectacular. I could get lost in there!

Dan Felstead said...

Dawn Treader...thanks you. I really never noticed the pollen before until I viewed the macro shot on the 2nd image. I guess that is eye candy to birds and bees!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Sunny...the fly was a welcome visitor...I wasn't trying to photograph it but as I was setting up the macro...he landed! One of those "right place...right time" thingys.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Jand44...good luck with it..it is a whole new world out there in the small spaces! I often forget about macros but I always enjoy them when I take them.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Shabbygirl...I have never seen so many different varieties of day lilies in my life! Some of them didn't even look like lilies to me...but then again....I am far from a horticulturalist!

Dan

psychelyn said...

oh how do i love macro. they are really really wonderful. love 'em!

Dan Felstead said...

Psycheleyn...thank you for the kind words. I enjoy visiting the unseen world now and then!

Dan