Thursday, October 21, 2010

Coastal Pleasures.

Insects make beautiful subjects for
the camera, as do flowers. Flower
markings are like runway landing
lights for bees, they guide the bees
to the flower's pollen grains.

Butterflies aid in pollination also
but they are not as efficient as
bees. The butterfly's body never
comes in contact with the flower
and usually chooses flat flower's
as a landing spot, so it collects 
only nectar it needs for fuel, and
contact is minimal. 


Sandra said...

super shots. new camera? or old? the first bee is phenomenal. keep snapping snapper

Ann Nichols said...

These are beautiful and I love the background you give on the insects too! I love your poem about the wise old owl too. Indeed, why can't we all be more like that wise old owl...especially as we grow older! I come to you from Sandra's site and before that from Remington's site! I feel like I hit upon some real treasures today in your blogs! And although I really have to get to work...I am so glad to have "met" you all! Going to be following along and looking forward to more of your snapshots and wonderful commentaries!