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)

Philippe Buffard on May 6, 2013

Funny macro :)

fuat yuksek on May 6, 2013

beautiful photo!Greetings,fuat

Sergio Bagna No View… on May 6, 2013

Wonderful, the scene and the colors! Like! Greetings from Italy, Sergio

FotOlga on May 6, 2013

Nice view, Karin! L 16. Greetings, Olga

Slim M on May 6, 2013

Lovely capture Karin, it is nice to see some bloom. Over here the trees are just starting to bud, no flowers yet. Big like for the photo.


Alberto Asensio on May 6, 2013

L 18, K@rin. El efecto primavera. Bella toma. Saludos.

Erik van den Ham on May 6, 2013

Heel leuk en mooi dat je de Bij ook even in het zonnetje zet! We kunnen niet zonder ze....More than Honey

Groetjes, Erik

Nicodemos Rosa on May 7, 2013

Beautiful capture and text. like-20 Greetings.

janamare26 on May 7, 2013

Beautiful.L+F.Best wishes,Mirjana

Burkhard Foltz on May 7, 2013

Herrlich, sehr schöne Naturaufnahme!!!

LIKE 22 !!!

Groetjes Burkhard

Jack Tol on May 7, 2013

Een fraaie voltreffer Karin.



jvsphoto on May 8, 2013

Mooi moment om vast te leggen, Karin. gr, Jos.

Zlatan Olić on May 9, 2013

this image sweetens eyes n soul, great zooming n lovely story written under the pic, Karin

wearm greets

Yavor Lyapov on May 9, 2013

hello "honey" Maya ... :)

joeri Goossens on May 10, 2013

Schitterende macro K@rin , I LIKE IT, Groet , Joeri.

Christos Theodorou on May 10, 2013

A wonderful photo, well composed. Greetings from Athens.

Finn Lyngesen flfoto… on May 10, 2013

Beautiful colorful capture. LIKE :o)

Greetings. Finn.

Imre Lakat on May 10, 2013

Great photo, I really like it.

Like !

Best regards and wishing a nice weekend, Imre Lakat

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....



Ho Thi Duc Tu. on May 11, 2013

Fantastique macro. L + F ** Duc Tu.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 4, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    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