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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 27th August, 2017)

Busy Bee


Busy Bee
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Photo: John Harrison  (Canon EOS 30D)
Views: 2,221

Comment by: Ellen on 27th August 2017 at 00:48

Simply amazing! Many thanks.

Comment by: Frederick Cunliffe on 27th August 2017 at 07:28

Bee-autifull!

Comment by: Veronica on 27th August 2017 at 08:07

"Sticky Bobs" come to mind when I see that plant..... That's what we used to call them as kids! What would we do without those busy bees? Very good close up!

Comment by: Maureen on 27th August 2017 at 09:17

Brilliant camera work John..and such lovely natural colours..we'd be totally lost without those bees.

Comment by: Lock Lass on 27th August 2017 at 10:33

Beautiful photo John. Three busy bees doing what they do best.

Comment by: Henry7 on 27th August 2017 at 11:47

Great photo, what a great sight to see the bees busy doing their magnificent work.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 27th August 2017 at 13:10

Nice one John. White-tailed bumblebees I'd say.

Comment by: Pat McC on 27th August 2017 at 19:19

This is a fabulous photo, from someone who knows nothing about photography, I think it's one of the best I've seen for clarity and colour.
Thanks John.

Comment by: Pat McCarthy on 27th August 2017 at 22:32

Just read my comment, I mean that I don't know anything about photography, but appreciate this lovely photo!

Comment by: Ken R on 28th August 2017 at 19:45

Veronica, is this the Sticky bob plant or a Scottish Thistle?

Comment by: Veronica on 28th August 2017 at 20:47

It is a Scottish Thistle Ken there are many varieties. We only knew them as 'Sticky Bobs' in Scholes! I don't know where the name comes from ...perhaps Robert the Bruce had something to do with it ! There is a Latin Heraldic saying for the thistle
Which goes ....'Nemo Me Impune Lacessit'..'.No One Attacks Me With Impunity".... Perhaps that's because of the prickles! :0)). Cheers!

Comment by: Ellen on 28th August 2017 at 21:20

Ken R, I too thought it was a Thistle, and that the Sticky Bob was maybe a Burdock. I'm open to correction about that, it's a very long time since I was "tortured" by my mum getting them out of my hair!

Comment by: Veronica on 28th August 2017 at 23:29

Further to the 'Sticky Bobs' I have looked the plant up and Ellen is correct -although it is very similar to the Thistle- which did stick to clothes and hair!

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