Flora and Fauna V – Turkey

For those of you who regular visit my blog you know that I like to take pictures of flowers. I especially look for times when I can get both a flower and a living creature.

Here is the latest entry in my Flora and Fauna series.

I had many good opportunities to capture flower pictures on the trip to Turkey.

I also had a little bit of friendly competition with one of the other members of the tour to see who would get the best bee picture.

Bee on Thistle - Pollen covered bee - thistle - beeAt Tel Ta’yinat near the Syrian border I was able to get a few nice pictures.

I really like the pollen covered bee in the picture above.

Black Bug on Thistle, Tel Ta’yinat, flora and fauna, Bug on BudI also found a nice black bug on another thistle. The bug was buried in the thistle, but I watched as it extracted itself and flew away.

Bug on Thistle, Tel Ta’yinat, flora and fauna, Bug on Bud, thistle budI like this picture for a couple of reasons. First you have an unopened thistle in the foreground and an open one in the background. Then you have a really nice looking little bug on the thistle bud. I really like the coloring in this picture.

Bee and Hornet - Flower - Flora and Fauna - Purple flower, titus tunnelMy choice of best bee picture is still not set, but the more I look at this one the more I like it.

Here we have both a bee and a hornet on the same bloom. I really like the color of the flower contrasted with the color of the bee and hornet.

This picture was taken close to the Titus Tunnel near Seleucia.

Butterfly on Roman Road - Flora and Fauna - TurkeyWhile walking down a Roman Road near Tarsus I was also looking for Flora and Fauna. I have some interesting pictures of beetles to share in a future post 😉

I was able to get a nice picture of a butterfly on a flower. The wings are not fully open, but you can see the nice color and pattern contrasting with the yellow and white flower.

Flying Bee, Karaman Museum, Karaman Turkey, Flora and FaunaFinally, one more bee picture.

I took this picture at the Karaman Museum. I really like this picture as the bee seems like it is suspended above the flowers without having any wings. The wings are moving so fast that they are not visible.

Which of these pictures is your favorite?


Here are links to the previous posts in the Flora and Fauna series:

Flora and Fauna

Flora and Fauna II

Flora and Fauna III

Flora and Fauna IV – Mexico


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9 Responses to Flora and Fauna V – Turkey

  1. Great flower photos! I like the bee at Tel Ta’yinat the best.

  2. lizard100 says:

    Beautiful image, colour and combination.

  3. jimmydan says:

    Like I tell my two granddaughters, ages 9 & 13:

    “You’re my favorite YOUNGEST …”
    “You’re my favorite OLDEST …”

    Each photo is special! 🙂

  4. Sheryl says:

    What a fun, friendly competition to have with a fellow traveler! I like them all, but I think that the insect on the thistle bud is my favorite.

  5. Amy Saab says:

    WOW! That bee is covered in pollen! I love it! ~amy

  6. Boomdeeadda says:

    I like the bee covered in pollen on the purple flower the most. Looks like a bumble bee buffet 😀

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