|Copyright: Ileana Nemeth (bojtorjan)
|Date Taken: 2006-07-05|
|Camera: Olympus SP500UZ|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2007-11-12 11:03|
|Favorites: 1 [view]|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
Bees belong to the third largest insect order which also includes wasps and ants. Together, these creatures pollinate crops, turn over the soil more effectively than earthworms, and, in the case of the bee, furnish food in the form of honey. Even more importantly, some members of this order prey on other insects -- the single most important factor in keeping the Earth's insect population in check.
The bee's eyes, like those of other insects, differ greatly from human eyes. They consist of a pair of compound eyes made up of numerous six-sided facets (28,000 in some dragonflies, 4,000 in house flies) plus three simple eyes. Despite this, their vision is believed to be sharp only for a distance of about 1 m. Bees, however, are capable of seeing ultraviolet light, which is invisible to humans. The bee is capable of navigating, even on a cloudy day, by cloud-penetrating ultraviolet light. Honey bees also use the sun as a reference point to communicate to other bees the angle of flight to be followed to arrive at newly discovered nectar-bearing flowers.
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Hello again Ileana, this is a beautiful shot I can't believe nobody has left a comment, excellent detail, just beautiful well done Cheers Rick :)
- [2007-11-17 16:00]
Good insectphoto there.
Crisp, clear, good colors - not much more to say!