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A rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus) feeding on a flowering gum (Corymbia)

 

f/5.6 ISO 400 1/800 100mm Pentax DFA f/2.8 Pentax K-5

Monarch Butterfly appears to be awaiting for the Milkweed flowers to blossom!

Globe thistle - tightly surrounded by bumblebees

 

Kugeldisteln - dicht umlagert von Hummeln

Whenever you call, your voice is as sweet as nectar to me.

  

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Its not a shot in the dark for sure,

and neither a sunny day hummer. This bat also loves nectar.

Plenty of bees out today. Had to be careful, they were buzzing all around, really close to me. Shot hand-held and this is as close in as I could get. Taken with Canon 50D and a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens.

I have this lavender bush on my windowsill and all day it is visited by bees and butterflies

Texture my own

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This ant has found the motherlode of nectar in this milkweed flower. This was only one ant, of 50 or more, that was crawling all over this nectar-loaded plant.

 

Last summer at Maywood Nature Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin...

 

Enjoy!

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a cheetah.

  

I am perfect,

here,

& now.

  

I hiss and I scratch.

Rub me right,

so I can purr.

  

Don't pick me up,

I aim at eyes."

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A shot from last week at Nectar Falls. Got to say ROLL TIDE ROLL!!!

Female of olive-backed sunbird, I think.

Bee Collecting Nectar

Morristown, NJ.

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Rainbow Lorikeet drinks Grevillea Nectar.

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See it LARGER.

I watched this buddy get his nectar fix by making a hole at the base of the flower, I never realised at the time that he was a vagabond and thief. :-)

Variable Sunbird "Nectarina Venusta"

Nectar robbers are birds, insects, or other flower visitors that remove nectar from flowers through a hole pierced or bitten in the corolla.

Charles Darwin (1872) himself wrote that, "all plants must suffer in some degree when bees obtain their nectar in a felonious manner by biting holes through the corolla."robbers "generally are not pollinators,".

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That keep the Rainbow Lorikeets coming back for more ...and more!

Acercarse un poquito más siempre ofrece "algo más".

 

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