Do you think insects can talk to each other? Is that a weird question? Hahah. Maybe just inter-species bugs, like, wasps and bees can communicate, but a bee and a potato bug trying to talk, going out to the pub after work? Forget about it. Maybe I watched too many Disney movies as a child...
The reason I ask this very silly question is based on the above photo.The ladybug was encroaching upon an earwig who was chilling out on the same plant, and the ladybug quickly darted the other way, like she knew not to mess with the earwig. It was strange and funny to observe.
I keep lucking out with these bee photos.
I'm getting more bold with myself and what I'm willing to do for a shot, even if it's just in my backyard. "I'm not afraid of bees! See! I can stick my lense right up in these flowers and... ACK! STAY AWAY FROM ME EVIL BEE!!" I had to abandon my spot several times, since the bees thought I smelled pretty and kept coming over to say hi. As soon as I felt comfortable with what I was doing, a new bee would come over to check me out, and I'd squeal and quickly run away. Although I think the bee in the above photo is actually a wasp.
This was my favorite of the day.
All of these were taken with my Nikon D80 and my stock lense, Nikkor 18-135mm.