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|The Bee Orchid (Ophrys apifera) although the flower doesn't look like any bee I have seen.|
Sometimes pollenated by a bee trying to mate with the flower, this orchid is mainly self pollenating, at least in the U.K. where I took this.
Seen near a lake/river although in fairly dry soil at the edge of a wooded area.
More information can be found on wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee_Orchid
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Very nice capture Norman.
that's wonderful, realy looks like a smiling bee, beautiful.
Very well done with perfect sharpness and colours, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- [2006-06-16 15:28]
Wow! What a flower! It is obvious why they call it Bee Orchid! We can see the opened mouth, the 2 eyes, the abdomen and the antennas! Do you think that help to attract bees with that masquerade? Pov and composition cannot be better! TFS,
- [2006-06-17 7:07]
fantastic - also means that I know they are flowering fo rmy visit next weekend.
great composition and sharpness, the detail is excellent.