Bee pollinating waterlily

I had always thought how waterlilies are propagated in the wild. There are tons of wild water lilies in our province Punjab specially the white water lily. They are all tropical i guess. Finally i captured a bee doing this little work. I think she is trying to pollinate. Well, even if she is not, after all the hard work capturing these shots, believe me she is doing nothing but trying to steal the pollen. I wish someday i will see a butterfly on these waterlily blooms if butterflies do that. So here goes my picture of Bee pollinating waterlily.

Update: As indicated by “Dont bug me”, it is a hoverfly and not a bee.
First she grabbed it.

Then she picked it and there she go.
tropical waterlily

This is blue tropical water lily i am growing on my terrace. It survived last winter without protection but got very weak. I am going to protect this waterlily with bubble polythene this winter for first time and see how good it is.

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28 Responses

  1. Carletta says:

    Excellent macro!
    The bee is an added bonus to the lovely center of the flower.

  2. kanak7 says:

    Great shot of the bee on the lily. Love that purple!

  3. Thanks for visiting The Whimsical Gardener. I’m so glad you did as it led me to your beautiful blog! I love your title and the vivid colors of your photos. I look forward to reading in the future!

  4. LC says:

    You can’t beat the iridescence of a waterlily’s color… very lovely… L

  5. Lui says:

    That is one awesome flower and bee and two great shots!

  6. Arija says:

    Love the way you have gone straight to the heart of the problem! Great shots of a splendid waterlily.

  7. Kala says:

    Gorgeous colors and details.

  8. The colour of the flower is gorgeous, but it is a hoverfly, not a bee.

  9. Maaike says:

    great shot with lovely colors

  10. angelcel says:

    Gorgeous flower – stunning colour. 🙂

  11. HOOTIN' ANNI says:

    What great color on the petals, and to capture a bee at work is a plus to the photo.

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  12. BJ Roan says:

    It’s a lovely flower. I hope it survives again this winter. Love the shot, even the bee. 😉

  13. EG Wow says:

    I love the colour of the waterlily! Makes me almost want to live in a tropical place so I could grow them!

  14. What a lovely shade of blue. Great shots. Have a wonderful week.

  15. The spectacular colors make this image!

  16. SouthernSass says:

    Beautiful capture and beautiful colors! Good luck with it over the winter.

  17. A gorgeous colour to your waterlily.

  18. MedaM says:

    Gorgeous flower and its eye-catching color combination! Wonderful photos!

  19. Beautiful colors — thanks for posting!
    And thanks for your visit and comment to Fold, Fallow and Plough!

  20. SeaBlush says:

    Wow, beautiful photos. Thanks for the visit on my wall at Blotanical. Great and interesting blog, I will definitely keep in touch!

  21. radha says:

    lovely blog. Will bookmark and be a regular visitor.

  22. One says:

    Great shots of the hoverfly!

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