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Saving a Bumble Bee

I saved this Bumble Bee! I found it pretty lifeless outdoors, so I scooped it up, took it home, and I placed it AND a large drop of honey on a daffodil flower. It fed for a very long time – and then suddenly it was gone! Looking for another yummy daffodil I expect …

Maui Bumble Bee



Sleepy Blonde Bumble Bee, Maui, Hawaii

This sleepy insect, a Blonde Bumble Bee wasn’t quite awake yet when I spotted it hiding in the flowers, in a garden in Maui, Hawaii the other day. Wildlife in Maui can be found even when not looking for it… Luckily I had my Macro Lens, Tripod and bits to hand and had time to photograph this furry beast before it started to get hungry and start foraging..  Its been said that these bumble bees become black when they are a few days old, but I haven’t had a chance to research this for myself yet…



Dragonfly at Kealia Ponds, Maui, Hawaii

This guy was proving very difficult to capture, wish I’d snapped him coming towards me instead of flying away!Hovering Dragonfly - dragonfly_2866_8_w.jpg


Swallowtail Butterfly on a Getropa blossom

This gorgeous Swallowtail Butterfly just turned up and flew around the Getropa flowers, feeding on the nectar it provided. It was obviously getting a lot of breakfast because it was still there after I had rushed off to grab my camera.


Taken with a Canon 7D and 100-400mm lens.. No photoshopping applied here.. SOOTC (straight out of the camera)…

Wasp invasion in Maui – Leather Jackets

Last year it was the same, just about this time of year. The house is surrounded by yellow and black wasps over an inch long. They sneak in open screen doors the moment you turn your back.  There are at least 10 investigating the front of the house as I type. They dont seem aggressive, just busy!  Earlier, one settled on the window outside, and I got close enough with my macro lens to get this one admiring its own reflection


Mirror mirror on the wall ????

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