Bee looking for water.

Sent from my phone. A bee sitting on the rim of a margarine container of water. A second bee decided it wanted the same spot and this one flew off. I ended up putting out a large dish instead – with a rock in it for a landing point. It reached 39C in the shade yesterday. No fires near here … knock on wood!

Taken with Nokia Lumia phone camera, on auto, rotated and cropped.

 

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  1. That’s a wonderful and clear shot. 🙂
    Happy New Year, Christine.

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Thanks Tess. You’re ‘it’ today – I’m trying to catch up on blog reading but keep putting yours off because I know it’s has lots of great travel pics and words I don’t want to rush through. All the best in this new year for you too. ❤

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      1. Thank you and anyway, YOU are welcome.

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        1. ChristineR says:

          That YOU is bothering me … did I miss something?
          Oh yes, I get it … I think.
          [walks away thinking … you’re, you are… WTF? ]

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  2. Elizabeth says:

    Great photo, and nice of you taking care of the little ones.

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  3. Sue says:

    Poor little darling. Your nursing instincts include all creature. We forget about the insects in the heat, but, this is when all the spiders start coming inside. At my place if they are Inside they’re gone for good, except the big ones, will take them outside. Can’t take the risk with the black ones, kids want to pick them up or poke at them.

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  4. Sue Slaght says:

    Wonderful capture! 39 in the shade I am afraid I would have melted into a puddle with the camera left to swim on its own.

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  5. bkpyett says:

    Another very special bee, we are lucky to have them. Great shot too!

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    1. ChristineR says:

      I know you all love my bees, Barbara – I’m holding back on you. I took some lovely ones a day or two ago. I’ve yet to crop, etc, for your enjoyment.

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  6. la_lasciata says:

    Amazed by the macro quality of a phone shot !!!!!

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    1. ChristineR says:

      So it is often said 😀 It’s a 5MP camera.

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      1. la_lasciata says:

        Means nozzink to me, alas ! – I keep away from all them smartphones as if they might give me the plague. That way I would be broke, permanently …

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        1. ChristineR says:

          5 megapixels. Mines a telstra prepaid and I choose the long life option, so $30 bucks lasts six months and if I renew in time, it gets carried over. Same plan I had for my old flip phone. I use my home wifi to send to my blog from my phone, sometimes, but costs nothing extra. It’s a security thing, and at least it looks modern! 😀

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          1. la_lasciata says:

            Yer way ahead of me technologically, Christine. But I’d never have the need to send to my blog from somewhere else … I can’t justify a smartphone, so pretend I don’t want one.

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  7. milliethom says:

    What a great photo, and it shows how much you care about our insect friends in the heat. Glad to hear there’s no fires near you at the moment. If we had 39 degrees here we’d probably all be screaming for mercy!

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Well, it’s for the birds really, the insects are a side effect. 😀

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      1. milliethom says:

        We’re great bird lovers/watchers in our house, too, so I can understand that one. At the moment here we’re feeding our garden birds quite manically because the ground is often too frozen for worm hunting and, of course, there are no insects around. We have so many bird feedefs hanging around with all kinds of seeds and nuts for different species. Lovely things, birds.

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  8. joannesisco says:

    How kind of you to leave water out for nature’s creatures in a heat wave!! … and thoughtful enough to even leave a landing rock 🙂
    Great photo!

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Well, I hate it when the bees drown because they can’t get up the sides! I feel so bad. Thanks, Joanne. 🙂

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