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Bee on Buddleia

Bee on Buddleia
Photo Information
Copyright: John Cannon (tyro) (30)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-01 17:38
Viewed: 3753
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This picture was taken at the same time as another similar one which I have posted on TrekLens.

When we moved to this house 4 years ago, we discovered in the front garden a glorious bush which is a Buddleia. Unlike other Buddleia plants which I had seen, with their long tapering bunches of blue or purple flowers ( if that is a satisfactory description), this plant has its tiny bright yellow flowers set in small balls, about 2 cm in diameter.

This is Buddleia globosa and the flowers have the most wonderfully strong scent of pure honey. Not surprisingly, when in flower, this bush attracts bees from far and wide. Surprisingly, unlike other Buddleias, this one is in flower now and flowering will be over all too soon. Our other Buddleia bushes will not flower for some time to come and they seem to have a great attraction for butterflies.

I took lots and lots of pictures to achieve this one. I wound up the ISO to 400 which explains the lot of noise in the background. I hope you like it.

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To temmel: Thank you, Linda!tyro 1 06-04 16:25
To tiobarras: Thank you, Alvaro!tyro 1 06-04 16:22
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Muy bonita tanto la flor como el insecto.

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  • temmel (28)
  • [2007-06-03 5:12]
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Hello John,
Beautiful colours-different kinds of yellow- and great macro composition with an excellent POV of this hard worker.
Thank you!
Take care John!
see U,

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