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One of Mother Natures Deceptions,
The Bee Orchid , the Bees think other bees are
feeding on the Plant, so they join in also and end up
Polinating the plant, nice one mother Natutre top
of the class......


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Date: Thu June 19, 2008
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Bridget
Lovely clean sharp image,good explaination of the flower too.I did't know that Smile
#1 Thu June 19, 2008 7:54pm

kenp
Stunning Jimmy!..................Ken
If I see something I "SHOOT!"
#2 Thu June 19, 2008 8:03pm

Amandart
It sure looked like bees from the thumbnail. Nice shot. Smile
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#3 Thu June 19, 2008 8:29pm

vab
Superb Jimmy! A lovely specimen beautifully done. My sharp eyed sister introduced me to these many years ago and they still grow there - but unfortunately beyond the walking ability of my back nowadays. This takes me back. Viv
#4 Thu June 19, 2008 9:26pm

Oly_M
beautiful Jimmy! and they look like they are smiling & laughing... even have ears ... must be late for me... Smile -Danielle.
"The poetry of photography will always be more important than the mechanics of the camera..." - J-H. Lartigue
#5 Fri June 20, 2008 1:49am

chappo1
I opened the image and was looking for the bee..before I read your comment... great shot Jimmy...john
We're off to see the Lizard~~the wonderful (sic) Lizard of Oz~~
#6 Fri June 20, 2008 6:40am

Nigel C Young
This really interests me. I've never bothered to read up on plant mimicry. It seems odd to me that a plant can mimic an insect without having eyes to see the object it's copying. Also, I'm fascinated by the plants which smell like rotting meat to attract flies. How the hell can they do this without any olfactory organs? How do they know, in the first place, that flies are attracted to meat? Knowledge surely means intelligence? Any botanical-type out there who would care to enlighten me? I'm quite happy to sit in front of David Attenborough but, Sir, you leave a few things unexplained.
Nigel.
#7 Fri June 20, 2008 8:48am

Jass
Lol @ Nigel's comment... but an excellent subject to start a discussion on! Smile
Jimmy... This is soooo incrediable... never seen anything like this before!
Thanks for posting it... its a flower/plant I will now look into in buying! Smile
~Kelly
#8 Fri June 20, 2008 8:58am

Oly_M
that's easy; the answer is God.


Quote:
This really interests me. I've never bothered to read up on plant mimicry. It seems odd to me that a plant can mimic an insect without having eyes to see the object it's copying. Also, I'm fascinated by the plants which smell like rotting meat to attract flies. How the hell can they do this without any olfactory organs? How do they know, in the first place, that flies are attracted to meat? Knowledge surely means intelligence? Any botanical-type out there who would care to enlighten me? I'm quite happy to sit in front of David Attenborough but, Sir, you leave a few things unexplained.
"The poetry of photography will always be more important than the mechanics of the camera..." - J-H. Lartigue
#9 Fri June 20, 2008 10:55am

jennyscott22
A beautiful image! These stunning flowers certainly live up to their name don't they; I agree with Amanda, looks like bees on the thumbnail.
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#10 Fri June 20, 2008 12:23pm

robedwcar
Nice one here. Good answer Danielle. I wonder if it would work the same If I glued plastic bees to my flowers? Smile
-Regards
Robert
#11 Fri June 20, 2008 1:03pm

jimmyedmonds
Thanks all for your Lovely comments, thats the first one I ever seen. it was a fellow
Photographer from norther Ireland, I met on the saltee islands, told me where to
go and find one, he knew more about my part of the country then I did, the Bee
Orchid is fairly scarce over here, I think it's a protected species........Jimmy.
#12 Fri June 20, 2008 6:15pm

fluffy
Such beauty Jimmy!....amazing!.....wonderful capture....top shot! Smile...Alan
#13 Fri June 20, 2008 6:21pm

jimmyedmonds
Thanks Alan.......Jimmy.
#14 Fri June 20, 2008 6:44pm

Nigel C Young
Ah, Oly, you open yet another can of worms.


Kelly, I appreciate your laughter, but I really would like an answer to this. It's never been addressed as far as I know. Old Darwin was quick to present his theory of evolution...sadly, there's a lot missing. Mind you, I've been away from education since the mid 70s. Perhaps, somewhere, someone might be able to answer my questions?
Nigel.
#15 Fri June 20, 2008 11:26pm


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