Flower and the bee

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The bees place in our world is important ; maybe beyond our understanding

The small little insect that works so tirelessly and quietly around us certainly is one of the reasons, if not a main reason, for the possibility of human development on earth. Without them, the development of life on earth, as we know it now, would have been much different and the conditions for human development may not have existed. The conditions we are talking about here are the appearance of the flower bearing plants and pollinators, with the bees, being the crown jewel of the pollinators. The bees, the flowers, human beings and everything that developed alongside humans are all an interconnected series of events over an enormous amount of time.

In the writings, artwork and symbolism of cultures and religions around the world from time immemorial are references to the bees and the substances they collect in Nature and make in their bodies, namely honey, bee pollen, bee propolis, royal jelly and wax. These substances, along with the bees and the beehive, have been held in high esteem throughout human history in every part of the world. The references are almost always of renewal, rebirth and new beginnings. The references are almost always about the good, positive, reinforcing things of life. They are gifts and blessings.

“Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers feed also the soul.”

The Qur’an

Some people believe that the Bees and Flowers developed at the same moment in time because they needed each other. Indeed, perhaps the beauty in flowers was developed as a mechanism to attract pollinators and lure them in their direction. The bees diet is flower based collecting pollen and nectar from the flower. Much of our diet is flower based in the fruits, nuts, seeds and vegetables we eat that the bees pollinate. Flowers represent and symbolize the very definition of beauty on earth. The colors of every kind and fragrances of flowers cannot be reproduced. They can only be imitated. It is Nature and it is complex. That is where the bees go to work for their food.

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Comments (52)

sergio Delmonico on May 11, 2013

The petals are skillfully reproduced, with good natural colours and sharp fine details... Accurate DoF isolates the subject well in the surroundings, a tight framing that enhances the impact of the flower! A bonus bee....

Greetings,

Sergio

Ho Thi Duc Tu. on May 11, 2013

Fantastique macro. L + F ** Duc Tu.

K@rin on May 11, 2013

hello to all dear Friends and visitors,

thanks a lot for all the wonderful comments , likes and special thanks for a YS , much appreciated,

best happy weekend wishes to you all

Dear Fabien

thanks a lot for your very lovely comment as Always and the L and F , it was a wonderful Sunny day , in fact the first really lovely Sunny springday and I saw this bee .. it was quite on his own , normally the blossoms are visited by so many at the same time and all is buzzing the whole day .. maybe because of all the cold they were not all woken up from hibernating .. that is what I hope for .. otherwise it is a disaster if there are no more of them around here , warm greetings to you

Ali Raza on May 12, 2013

Beautiful and Fantastic

LIKE

Best wishes

Karl Hartwig on May 12, 2013

Thank you very much for your beautiful photo and the excellent explanation! YSL and best regards, Karl

nelu faur on May 12, 2013

Beautiful view !

LIKE, Many greetings

Antony B. on May 13, 2013

* HELLO Dear K@rin,Exquisite spring day photo,with flower and the dee,L+FV.Antony B.*

BritPlom on May 13, 2013

A beautifull spring photo!

Like + Fav

Greetings, François

senmax on May 13, 2013

Very nice. L.

6th JULY!!!! on May 14, 2013

WONDERFUL ALSO!!!!!!!!!!!!!LIKED......

Bengeltje on May 17, 2013

Prachtig werk!

like

Gr, Bengeltje

K@rin on June 30, 2013

hello

Hafeez

Karl

Nelu

Antony

François

Senmax

6th July

thanks for the lovely compliments , likes and YS

best wishes to you all

Hallo Bengeltje dank voor je prachtige compliment en like, sorry maar ik loop een beetje achter .. groetjes Karin

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  • Uploaded on May 4, 2013
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    by K@rin
    • Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
    • Taken on 2013/05/04 10:53:18
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/800)
    • Focal Length: 250.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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