Faceoff on a Sunflower

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Debra Plett

Spectacular image Heather. Nice crisp shot of the action. The composition, detail and colour are perfect. Really exciting moment to capture.

Heather Mellon

Thank you Debra, much appreciated. And I couldn't have lined this shot up any better if I had tried to, they did it for me.


o sweet grat coloer

Heather Mellon

Thank you very much Jeff. These guys stand out pretty nicely on the sunflowers..


lots of good detailing cooler and you have two of them

Clifford Dupuis

That is a great story and awesome pic showing the action

Heather Mellon

Thank you very much Clifford. I'll be watching the sunflowers more closely now since they seem to be a big attraction for these little guys.

Yves Langlois

Wow! What a terrific compo with the bright yellow flowers on both side and the two guy facing on just a little leaf. An artistic shot. Of course the zoom option worth the look. I like very much the black and white bee.and know both guys, but never realise the hornet could be a threat. Great capture.

Heather Mellon

Thank you very much Yves. It was exciting to get an opportunity to photograph this. No doubt scenes like this happen all the time in nature but we seldom get the opportunity to photograph them.

Wasps and hornets will attack and kill bees and I got a good view of a wasp threatening this bee while photographing sunflowers. The bee got away safely with a little help from me. Zoom feature recommended for the best view.
Taken By
Heather Mellon
Taken On
July 12, 2022
confrontation between a wasp and bee on sunflower blossom apidae insect invertebrate animal honey_bee bumblebee
  • Focal: 95
  • Shutter speed: 0.004 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 8

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