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Large Native Bee has just displaced Small Native Bee...

Round #2 is about to begin!

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Large Native Bee has just displaced Small Native Bee...

Round #2 is about to begin!

comments (17)

  • Aussie
  • Cedar Vale
  • 21 Aug 2009, 00:57
Wow fantastic capture Ray. beautiful colours
Ray: Thanks, Aussie. I was attracted by the flower, and stayed for the bees.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 21 Aug 2009, 01:51
You sure are the King when it comes to these shots, Ray! This is a Likey for me!
Ray: [grin] I take a lot of shots that are meant to be like this, Ginnie...occasionally one works out as envisaged.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Aug 2009, 03:19
Breathtaking capture. Very impressive. poor small native bee lol
Ray: I was rooting for the little guy, SAVO, when the big guy came along and pushed it of the flower...a second after I made this shot, the little guy made a move and the big guy retreated...it was fun to watch.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 21 Aug 2009, 05:26
Excellent photo Ray truly wonderful
Ray: Thanks, Vintage.

It's bee bullies bee when there are not so many flowers about at this time of the year.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Aug 2009, 05:52
I suppose that flower is fukll of nectar Ray. The other bee looks miffed!
Ray: ...fukll of nectar and pollen, I guess, Chris. [grin]
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 21 Aug 2009, 06:01
instant likey smile
Ray: ...just like your kind comment, Zed. [grin]
nice shot mate.
looking forward to more
Cheers
Rob
Ray: Thanks, Rob...maybe in a week or so...I have already queued up a few shots for next week.
This would have been an excellent flower shot, never mind the bee fighting
Ray: It is a pretty flower, Nigel, and I got a few shots of it, sans bee, when I was too slow with the shutter.

I shot this at the edge of a buy road in Bangkok, and the wind was quite buffeting, which made it a challenge.
  • graham pickett
  • SUNNY SOUTHSEA ENGLAND
  • 21 Aug 2009, 07:54
"Float like a Butterfly sting like a Bee" I will put my money on the little guy Ray!! Its no good i will have to Google to find some good book on Thai Flora and Fauna,as i cannot name hardly any of them!! Thanks for posting such beautiful examples.
Ray: The litle gal won in the end, Graham.

There is a bit of Thai natural history information on the internet, but mostly in Thai script!!

Don't trust me to give you correct names for things...I just make it up as I go. [grin]
This is superb Ray!
Ray: So pleased you like it, Bill.
Just stunning Ray! Looking forward for more to come.
Ray: Bee Gladiatrices...fun to watch the gals fighting over the flower, Richard. The little bee won, in the end.
A case of brawn over brain I suspect Ray.
Ray: I took this shot at the end of round #1, Brian. In round #2 the little bee attacked, and forced the big bee to look elsewhere.
There will always be bullies.
Ray: yes...I was rooting for the little bee, and she won out in the end.
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 21 Aug 2009, 13:26
He could just sting the big bee and not have to wait for a turn. Really superb shot, Ray, in all seriousness.
Ray: After being pushed off the flower by the big bee, the little bee attacked and the big guy went off looking for another flower...it was fun to watch.

Thanks, Mary.
  • Tracy
  • Staffs Moorlands
  • 21 Aug 2009, 16:54
Ray I hope you sell some of your shotssmile
This is magazine worthy.smile
  • Jennie
  • United States
  • 22 Aug 2009, 15:12
Stunning color on the flower, Ray. Great detail on the bees as well.
lol smile
The law is the law, when you're stronger you eat the first :d
Ray: Interesting comment, Zebigleb.

The little guy fought back, and eventually forced the big guy to retreat. It was fun to watch, even though the struggle lasted perhaps 5 seconds.

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