Thursday, June 30, 2011

ತುಂಬೆಹೂವು ಮತ್ತು ಜೇನುಹುಳ

Tumbe Hoovu is a favorite flower of Lord Shiva's, a soft velvety single petal flower with a mild pleasant aroma. I think thumbe-gida is a wild plant.

A moment before I shot, the bee zipped into the frame.

The bee would hover at a point for couple of seconds. In a flash it would be hovering at a different point. This particular type of bee has superb control on its movement- stop, hover, move, stop, hover.

Probably that's the way it inspects a flower before settling on it to gather nectar.

Wonderful creature!