Thursday 9 August 2018

Just Bees and Maths

It has been much cooler today, so these bees feeding of scabious - male white and red tailed bumbles judging by the white faces? - were very slow moving an easy to photograph, for a bloody change.

So was the flowerless teasel, naked, so you can see the underlying structure. There is a mathematical slash geometric thing at work here, an Archimedes spiral or some such. I think I read that a few years ago.

It looks great anyway. The camera doesn't do it justice, you need three dimensions to see that structure properly.


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  1. Lovely shots. The teasel is a beaut.

  2. Love the Bees, should be kept alive, not squandered, there are such few now.

  3. Beautiful bees! Terrific photos, Simon. Teasels make such good habitats.