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Summer Outdoor Photography

By on September 11, 2017

I’m having a good time viewing particular scene, so busy checking and organizing old photos from summer outdoor photography. Months has been passed but still I can feel the scents of summer upon seeing it, how nice to bring back moments from before. Few photos shows broad and lovely setting that will surely change your mood, it depends upon time of the day taken. Result shows timely but to some photos, I admired. Check the results of my outdoor photography, it’s my daily collection to keep memories bright and alive all the time.

Sometimes, you don’t need to look afar, my surroundings has more to offer when it comes to my daily activities. I’m doing a good habit to find the best subject which is closer and nearest to home. Following my daily path, the bees, butterflies, birds, flowers and insects are the easiest to capture which serves as the best subject.

The refreshing image of hibiscus will give lushness of the garden. Gumamela widely spread around and it’s commonly called, ”Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis” I never miss to photograph the first flower appeared in the morning. What a cheerful sight to see all the glorious blooms!

Red Hibiscus is a Chinese single petal Gumamela  it’s commonly called,”Rose of China”

Another particular scene shows the reflections of the sun far from behind the Orange Gumamela

You can see here the natural light behind the subject, the widespread of sun rays reflections that passes through straight direction, it produces and fully emphasized multi-colored lights, it seems the flowers and the honeybee absorbs the light completely.

The direct sun rays pointing to the the honeybees while pollinating the flower, it makes the color of the 2 subjects to appear clearly brighter but it’s quiet dramatic. Scene like these, is a rare snapshots!

The last one, this image will probably change your mood, it was captured late in the afternoon…

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Pollination: Honeybees Upside Down Position

By on August 31, 2017

It’s honeybee  olympics,”The Insect Olympics,” Let me show you some exciting and incredible tricks of the honeybees, you’ll see the worker bee performing some great deal of balance in the air while pollinating the flowers. Having a hard time reaching the nectar, honeybees turn their bodies upside down position, the easiest approach and most comfortable way to collect nectar but only a few can…

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How do Carpenter bees Pollinate Flowers?

By on August 18, 2017

When a carpenter bee (Bubuyog) visits the flower, it pushes its way into the tube like bell petals in order to sip the nectar. Most of our flowering plants have large flowers specifically fitted for the insect pollination but the bell petals simply the easiest to pollinate. In doing so, they transfer the pollen from one flower to another, the transfer of pollen is called ”cross pollination”

The interesting part to show you here is the process of step-by-step pollination done by a certain carpenter bee.This is quiet hard for me to photograph while observing the bees, the good part, I’ve completed the whole process. As shown, this is how a small carpenter bee pollinate a flower

The first step

The second step

The third step, the small carpenter bee will stay for a minute to pollinate and come back again to pollinate the same flower, the bee comes and go for at least a hundred times a day.

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Carpenter Bees Pollinating Flowers

By on August 10, 2016

Large Carpenter Bee with small carpenter bee pollinating the same flower.

A carpenter bee ( we call it,”Bubuyog”) A hairy and shiny black in color winged stinging insect frequently visiting a flower, they all depend on flowering plants and trees for nectar and pollen, they build their nests in small holes which is made from dead trunks.   The only difference you can see here, the big one seems to move very slow because the body is fat and the small one has a thinner body, it’s quiet active and aggressive than the  other one.

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By on November 8, 2013

I’ve discovered a sticky beehive inside the tall rocks in the garden.This is a natural beehive and not a man-made.I was amazed to see for the first time a great number of young honeybees inside the beehive.This is where the stinging honeybees stored their wax cells for rainy food. I’m just curious about their nesting areas.One thing I loved about bees behavior is they know how to adjust to certain environment,they collect honey during dry days and save it. Just a way of getting ready ahead of time.

Beehive is  dark brown in color, sticky and very shiny. The visible structure is durable, good enough to protect the young honeybees inside the hole. With too many holes in uniformed sizes, other holes appeared to be full of honey and some holes for the nesting site of the young ones.

IMG_0449 copy   Honeybees as an agent of pollination.

With this discovery,I’ve completed the full version of my articles, It’s all about honeybees, their everyday routine as an agent of pollination, body structure, my morning bonding with honeybees as my subject of photography  and many more… Just don’t forget the importance of what has been contributed previously, my attempt to disturb this honeybees for five minutes in order to take few shots. I’m a honeybee lover and I never plan to drive them away.I will just let them stay behind and let the future takes its place.

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IMG_6378 copy   To view honeybees as my morning subject of photography.

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I was even surprised to see queen bee making honeycomb.The wax secreted in order to make this certain structure.

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Sunny sheltered position in order to get a good view. Quiet tough to move the beehive away from the nesting area. The proper timing,to wait for the mother bees out to pollinate the flowers around is the right time.

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If you click the close up, you’ll see the young honeybees still inside the holes. Just wondering, how  a small stinging insect can produce a beehive much bigger and larger than their own size.

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Other parts has unfinished portion and broken off. I think the construction is still going on.

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The image below, shows great number of young ones inside the beehive.

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