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Eucalyptus and Bumble Bee

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Eucalyptus are very common in this country still not well known with it’s flowers.

This one bloom every year on their hedge of one of neighbours.  And when it bloom,

the Bumble Bees are frantic, literally as busy as bee.    Never pose to a camera.   😀

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Eucalyptus only came from Australia.  In the same extent, Protea only came from

South Africa. —– Still, such as Tree fern or Cycad can come from both countries.  

Because those living fossil plants spread all over one big continents called  Pangaea  

which was separated to Africa, Australia, America etc. together with their plants.

(then their own peculiar plants evolved separately).

( Plants on Pangaea didn’t have flower —– where is the origin of flowering Gene ? ? ? ) 

—– So, it’s interesting, why the honeys from those plants are still the same ? ? ?  🙂


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  1. Lemony (Gr)Egghead said, on June 25, 2013 at 19:28

    Beautiful images, Yoshi-sensei. Such rich color and detail. I love the movement of that first shot. It captures the energy of the industrious bee.

    • yoshizen said, on June 25, 2013 at 19:58

      Thank you Lemony.
      She happen to born to be a Bee. Eucalyptus happen to be red.
      Not much I can do. 😀
      (May be I should have used higher ISO setting to make the photos a bit sharper)

  2. drawandshoot said, on June 25, 2013 at 19:51

    Those bumble bees are always on the move! You have captured their action perfectly, and these flowers are amazing – I’ve never seen Eucalyptus in bloom. Beautiful.

    • yoshizen said, on June 25, 2013 at 20:14

      Thank you Karen.
      In deed, the flower of Eucalyptus doesn’t looks like any other flowers.
      I knew it from the books before still, the moment of first encounter was a shock to me.
      (So-called) Flower was made hundreds of stamens, yet still I don’t know where is
      stigma ? —– still, it produce a lots of seeds.

  3. bentehaarstad said, on June 25, 2013 at 20:53

    Your flora are more exotic than mine. Very ni9ce flowers. Eucalyptus, really!?

    • yoshizen said, on June 25, 2013 at 21:55

      I don’t think we can count Eucalyptus as a flora of here.
      As there was quite a few well known Plant-hunter brought back many exotic plants
      from all over the world (such as many Rhododendron, even notorious Nots-weed )
      foreign plants are now in common, still, they are not a part of English nature.

  4. elenacaravela said, on June 27, 2013 at 00:40

    Gorgeous images Yoshi!

    • yoshizen said, on June 27, 2013 at 00:56

      Yeah, it looks gorgeous. (some one said, colorful toilet blush 😀 )

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