The struggle is real

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How to get to the sweet nectar though all that purple mess?

Some insects manage. Being a butterfly or a moth with a long proboscis definitely helps. Bees have to fight for it.

If you take a look, you will see that it is not the center of a flower that they are after. She could get there easily here.
But it is the bottom of the purple tubes where the nectar is hidden.

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Those purple thistles were screaming at me from a distance. Among all the dry grasses and spent flowers they were almost the only pop of colour. Definitely the only purple like this.
And I wasn't the only one attracted to them. Bees, beetles, flies and other insects wanted some of them too.

So I sat down in front of it and started to to shoot this poor little bee.

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Shame on you little bee.
Sticking your behind at me like this :p

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Shot with Nikon D5500 + Sigma 105mm lens
All photos and text are my own.

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