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12-21-2016, 02:57 AM   #31
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Hoverflies everywhere !!

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12-21-2016, 03:07 AM   #32
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As the creator of this thread, I invited PJV (and anyone else) to cross post any photos of pollinators to this thread.

I think it is important to make this thread grow

speaking of growth, I love it when we have different types of pollinators shown - insects: ants, bees, butterflies, moths, beetles, birds, bats, etc. etc. etc. and so forth and so on .

I would love to have these great photos to be used to educate folks about the necessary services these animals provide to all of us.

**** in fact, I just sent a link to a k - 8 principal that I know inviting him and his teachers to check out the thread. I told him that some photos may be copy righted but that if he contacted the photographer he might receive permission to use photos for educational purposes.

I know that I give such permission to any and all to use my photos for such purposes. ****

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A thirsty little ant.

My K-3 and 100 2.8 macro WR + 1.4x rear converter again !! This is such a great combo. I highly recommend the converter for all you macro " buffs."


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My K-3 and 100 2.8 macro WR + 1.4x rear converter again !! This is such a great combo. I highly recommend the converter for all you macro " buffs."

i like how part of the blossom actually looks like a "splash"

such liquid is often used by certain plants as traps to collect insects for "consumption"

Is that flower one of those?

http://www.carnivorous--plants.com/pitcher-plant.html

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i like how part of the blossom actually looks like a "splash"

such liquid is often used by certain plants as traps to collect insects for "consumption"

Is that flower one of those?

All About the Pitcher Plant
Not this one Allen. The nectar on this flower must be particularly sweet, as flies and ants ( and bees of course !! ) are feasting regularly.
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here are a couple of pollinators don't know what they are

can any one id them?

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Bee Fly on Rabbitbush

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Thinking of spring, summer and fall on this cold January day.

I like this photo because you can clearly see how the insect is using its proboscis

I think how the right teacher could use the photos in this thread to get kids interested in insects and other pollinators as well as flowers and plants.

If you know of any who might be interested, spread the word

Please keep adding to the images, they are amazing

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A sneaky bee.

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Nice one Peter! Great colors and detail.
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Nice one Peter! Great colors and detail.
Thank you David, much appreciated mate.
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Bumblebee on Allium (onion) species. Bradley County, Arkansas USA
please keep up the great works folks, we have had over 1,300 views since this thread started 10/1/16.

it is because of your excellent work.

please spread the word so we get more contributors and more exposure
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