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Masked Bee and Ladybug

Discussion in 'Nature' started by MarkB1, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Masked Bee on a stick.
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    Overwintering in a discarded chamois.
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    Exif in the files and the rundown on what I use and do is in second link in sig : Macro Illustrated
     
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  2. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Simply amazing Mark. I was looking at the eyes on these critters and it struck me that they don't have an iris or pupil. I wonder how these get away without that and see?
     
  3. Spuff

    Spuff Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    It's seeing, but not as we know it.
    That's your compound eye isn't it?
     
  4. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Thanks Icon. They see the same stuff, just differently - colour, shadow, movement. Other senses may be heightened, to find a mate in the jungle, or food. Some creatures have enormous antennae to smell with, some taste with their foot pads, hear with their hairs, etc.

     
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  5. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Yes, compound eye.

     
  6. Hikari

    Hikari Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 26, 2010
    Not only two compound eye, but it you look at the back of the bee's head, you will see three simple eyes. Insects can also be sensitive to polarized light.

    Beautiful images.
     
  7. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    I echo Hikari ... beautiful images indeed.

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  8. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Thanks Guys, appreciated.