This isn't a black honey bee, it's a carpenter bee, aka Xylocopa (from Greek Xylo meaning wood). Carpenter bees were discovered by Swedish entomologist Carl Von Linné in 1758. They tend to nest in trees as shown on the French Wikipedia page, much more documented than its English equivalent for some reason. All shot in... Continue Reading →
2013 hasn't been a great year for insects. Bat pups numbers, due to the lack of insects during the mating period in a very very rainy Spring, fell 50% below average, one female bat in two deciding to skip 2013 for giving birth. Pyrenees. Summer 2013
Getting one's camera stolen is a severe blow. Not mentioning the cost. But I need to get back in the saddle and go on with my work. So I chose a picture I took a year ago in Picardy. Roses bring serenity and serenity is what I want at the moment.
Exotic flower 1 - Macro photography. Auteuil, 2012 Not so exotic flower - macro photography. Amiens. 2012
The statue is named "Armed Peace", it represents an Angel holding a knight's sword. It is made of bronze and weighs 28 tonnes! The Sculptor's name is Jules Coutan. Bonus: if you zoom in on the little dark stain at the right of the pedestal of that statue, you will realise it's not a stain... Continue Reading →
A white bed of Spring daisies, almost abstract due to the small DOF Abandoned cart Tulips More tulips Pear tree blossoms Black honey bee Lizard