The Pollinators

Challenge #147 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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This challenge addresses the many and varied ways that flowers achieve pollination, that is, the fertilisation of the flowers so the plants will produce fruits or seeds. Honey bees are the obvious first choice, but native bees pollinate flowers, as do some wasps, butterflies, moths, beetles, flower spiders, some flies, small birds, bats, and small animals. Your entries should show the insect or animal performing this task, (a hummingbird or honeyeater deep in a flower, or a bee covered in pollen grains, or with its 'saddlebags' packed with pollen on its way back to the hive.) No hand- or artificial pollination. Macro and close-ups welcome. For more information, go to: or you can check Wikipedia and be more confused, but better informed. :-) Size of entry: 1,600px MAXIMUM on its longer side.
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Submitted: Sunday, 19th April, 2015 16:18 (GMT)
Taken: Thursday, 11th July, 2013
Focal length: 116 mm
Shutter speed: 1/250 sec
Aperture: F13
ISO: 200
Notes: Leitz ELPRO VIb used.
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