David & Goliath

Small bee teasing the Big Carpenter bee
Small bee teasing the Big Carpenter bee

That evening I was trying to take photos of birds collecting building material for their nest from this Crown Flower (Calotropis gigantea) silk. I noticed this Blue Carpenter bee (Xylocopa violacea) hovering around the flowers. Sun was Harsh and I didn’t have any macro lens around. So I fixed 36 mm Kenko extension tube to my Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM on Canon EOS 5D mark II and tried to shoot closeup shots of this Carpenter bee.

More disturbance by the small bee
More disturbance by the small bee

Then suddenly I saw a small black bee came and annoyed the carpenter bee so much that it just scooted away.

Carpenter bee accepts defeats and abandons
Carpenter bee accepts defeats and abandons

This reminded me the story of David & Goliath.

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