Ant on Flower

Animal, Flower, Nature

Ant on Flower

This ant somehow found its way up onto this flower. It looked unsure about what to do though, and ran around the edges of the flower.

(Entered in the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: “Close Up“.)



Animal, Flower, Nature

Honeybee on Flower

Unable to find nectar in the concrete city, the honeybee tiredly arrived to an eleventh floor balcony. It had almost completely given up hope. When it first saw the beautiful purple flower, it did not believe its compound eyes. Only when the scent came wafting down did the bee truly realize that its search had been successful. It buzzed over to the flower and prepared itself for the imminent burst of juicy nectar. It had been rewarded for its hard work and tireless searching.

In today’s concrete world, it must be very difficult for honeybees and other insects to find nectar. The flower in the picture, one of many growing on my balcony, provides quite a sanctuary for all kinds of insects. Even though it is way up on the eleventh floor, insects seem to have no trouble in finding their way to it.

Spring sees the world emerge from the cocoon it had wrapped itself in to protect itself from the winter. Colourful flowers bloom everywhere, trees become laden with greenery, and insects, birds and all sorts of other animals come out to enjoy the beautiful days.

(Entered in the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenges: “Details“, “Pure“, “Seasons“, “Vibrant“, “Treat“, “Close Up“, “Vivid” and “Reward“)


Animal, Nature, Photograph

Flock of Pigeons

Where I live, flocks of pigeons orbiting around buildings is a common sight. My building, which is one of the oldest buildings in the area, seems to be of particular attraction to the pigeons. Except the wee hours of morning, pigeons can be spotted at almost any time of day. The flurry of activity certainly intensifies at dawn and dusk, when the pigeons seem to be in some kind of hurry.

In this particular photograph, taken at dawn, a large flock of pigeons flies past the building neighbouring mine. The photograph relates to the theme “Early Bird” both symbolically (the photograph was taken early in the morning) and literally (the photograph contains ‘early’ birds).

(Submitted to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenges: ”
Morning” and “Early Bird“.)