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Harold Fleming

I've tried posting to this photo a number of times, Yves, with no luck. Very nice photo. There may be some glitch in the website if this goes through. I don't know if it's happening to anyone else.

Yves Langlois

Thanks Harold. About your problems. I can tel you 2 things. First: Using GOOGLE browser I had twice the problem that I could not sign in . I sent a request to have them solve what they did once. but when it happended the second time, I just stop using GOOGLE. I am now using MICROSOFT EDGE. Secondo: since a couple of weeks there is often a long delay when I posted a comment. It confirm having accepted the post but it does not display it right away.. Usualy I exit the program, wait few minutes and check back later : and it is there.

Harold Fleming

Thanks for following up on that, Yves, and you are correct in what you say. That has happened to me as well. As to my question, I found out what the glitch is. When I click on a photo such as this flower photo without signing in and then sign in once I,m in the comment section, sometimes not always, I am unable to post. If I sign in from the original photo first I don't have that problem.

Heather Mellon

So beautifully photographed in every detail Yves. You captured to beauty of these blossoms perfectly here and this image certainly tells a story. I'm hoping it ended well for the wasp too. Great shot!

Yves Langlois

Thank you Heather. The season to capture those shots with flowers and insects is just beguining,. I see a lot of exciting moments comming my way. Hope I won't miss them.

Debra Plett

Well Yves, I am hoping they both went their separate ways…but I know Mother Nature probably didn’t leave it at that. I really like the contrast of the white flowers on the dark background, very appealing. Great composition and commentary.

Yves Langlois

Thanks for the comment Debra. Mother Nature has its reality, wich I see as a canvas and She has all my respect. I have my own reality, which is the colours and tones, lights and shadows, designs and meanings I put on her canvas.. I choose to see no kill and a nice (goodby Charly) when the bee left the scene.

Jenny Stevens

Great to look at the comments back and forth. Love Apple Blossoms.

Yves Langlois

Thank you Jenny, Commenting and receiving comments is something I deeply appreciate on this photo site. I think I am not the only one. It is precious to have that little gang of commenters all around.

Bernie Ewing

Yes there is a spider in there and my conclusion is . . . the unfortunate one. Poor worker drone bee. Toils unendingly from dawn to dusk and meets up with a so perfectly camouflaged arachnid. Well seen and described Yves.

Yves Langlois

Thank you for adding a little more to my explanation Bernie. That spider being quite usual on white flower I tought the bee (or wasp?) would have been big enough to encounter without damage.. The way You write is as beautyful as the way you do photography.. Nice to read your words..

I captured that for the bee on an apple tree flower. I realise later there is a variable thomise spider in there, What it quite usual in fact.Is there been a kill? The picture won't tell and I don't need to know. Imagine the ending you would like and leave the reality to the odds.
Taken By
Yves Langlois
Taken On
June 8, 2021
thomise spider apple flower plant pollen honey_bee animal invertebrate insect bee blossom
  • Focal: 400
  • Lens Model: 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM
  • Shutter speed: 0.00625 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 16

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