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WTF? Crazy photo of a Robo-bee!?!

 
SouthernLight
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WTF? Crazy photo of a Robo-bee!?!
Okay, so I Know this is probably something normal, if seldom seen... It looks really strange though!

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Re: WTF? Crazy photo of a Robo-bee!?!
try again, sl.
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I can't seem to get pbucket to allow access...
pointers anyone?
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maybe the direct url

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Re: WTF? Crazy photo of a Robo-bee!?!
Kinda creepy, and sinister!

Photoshop?
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Re: WTF? Crazy photo of a Robo-bee!?!
The closer I looked at this recent pic taken in my garden the stranger it seemed!
Look Ma, no goo!
It even looks like torn metal on the back of the bee's head! lol
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Re: WTF? Crazy photo of a Robo-bee!?!
ok, a spider is killing a bee..... and?
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Re: WTF? Crazy photo of a Robo-bee!?!
I'm pretty sure that is just a spider tearing the bees head off.

Robo bees? If the bee was a robot I don't think a spider would be chomping on it.
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Re: WTF? Crazy photo of a Robo-bee!?!
Maybe this disturbingly yellow thing is what has been destroying all the bees, recently?

A nanotech Bee buster?

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Re: WTF? Crazy photo of a Robo-bee!?!
Kinda creepy, and sinister!

Photoshop?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 517430

no photoshop! only enhancement to this photo is contrast
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Re: WTF? Crazy photo of a Robo-bee!?!
ok, a spider is killing a bee..... and?
 Quoting: ambiguity unlimited



Yeah, like I said... something, undoubtedly, perfectly normal, but do look at the details.
There is NO viscera, no goo at all... just a hole that looks very much like torn metal.
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Re: WTF? Crazy photo of a Robo-bee!?!
I'm pretty sure that is just a spider tearing the bees head off.

Robo bees? If the bee was a robot I don't think a spider would be chomping on it.
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In my imaginative world it could be a spiderbot repairing the robobee! lol
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Re: WTF? Crazy photo of a Robo-bee!?!
ok, a spider is killing a bee..... and?



Yeah, like I said... something, undoubtedly, perfectly normal, but do look at the details.
There is NO viscera, no goo at all... just a hole that looks very much like torn metal.
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Re: WTF? Crazy photo of a Robo-bee!?!
ok, a spider is killing a bee..... and?



Yeah, like I said... something, undoubtedly, perfectly normal, but do look at the details.
There is NO viscera, no goo at all... just a hole that looks very much like torn metal.





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I did. They sent me here tomato
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Re: WTF? Crazy photo of a Robo-bee!?!
ok, a spider is killing a bee..... and?



Yeah, like I said... something, undoubtedly, perfectly normal, but do look at the details.
There is NO viscera, no goo at all... just a hole that looks very much like torn metal.
 Quoting: SouthernLight

and what do you think should be apparent? spurting blood? a spinal column? the spider has poked a leg through the bee's eye, and another is inserted at the margin where the carpace is sgmented...you adjusted the contrast to get the "metallic look"...if you look at the leg penetrating the back of the head, you will see that the leg has seperated a wedge of the carpace.... it's a bee, being killed by a spider....
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Re: WTF? Crazy photo of a Robo-bee!?!
Man, I need to examine the bees we have in the U.K., I don't remember ever seeing a bee here that's head looks anomalous when compared to it's body.

Weird bees you have in the US.
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Re: WTF? Crazy photo of a Robo-bee!?!
ok, a spider is killing a bee..... and?



Yeah, like I said... something, undoubtedly, perfectly normal, but do look at the details.
There is NO viscera, no goo at all... just a hole that looks very much like torn metal.

and what do you think should be apparent? spurting blood? a spinal column? the spider has poked a leg through the bee's eye, and another is inserted at the margin where the carpace is sgmented...you adjusted the contrast to get the "metallic look"...if you look at the leg penetrating the back of the head, you will see that the leg has seperated a wedge of the carpace.... it's a bee, being killed by a spider....
 Quoting: ambiguity unlimited


Although I think this is perhaps a bee-mimic fly (by the eye shape and the fact they touch in the middle) I don't see anything out of the ordinary. I enlarged the image and it looks like there is a space between the head and thorax, and the pedipalp (those two little 'legs' on the spider) happens to be gripping that space, with the other one resting on the eye. Or the mandibles pierced the area behind the eye, and at the time the image was taken, you can see the fangs imbedded at the front of the eyes (ew!)

If anything, that spider looks more 'robotic' than the victim.

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Re: WTF? Crazy photo of a Robo-bee!?!
you adjusted the contrast to get the "metallic look"...it's a bee, being killed by a spider....
 Quoting: ambiguity unlimited


No argument on killed bee but I did Not adjust to get the metallic look... it genuinely looked like that in the raw photo, au.
what do you think got my attention so?

I have never intentionally torn apart a bee to see the inner workings (and am certainly no entomologist) but this one just doesn't look normal to me.
I'm old, maybe my eyes have gone weird.

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Re: WTF? Crazy photo of a Robo-bee!?!
Although I think this is perhaps a bee-mimic fly (by the eye shape and the fact they touch in the middle)

If anything, that spider looks more 'robotic' than the victim.

:agriope:
 Quoting: czygyny


Will have to look up bee-mimic fly... this one was full bee size

Love the photo you have... Golden orb weaver? Actually just like photographing spiders!
If you're interested, there are a couple of more pics of this yellow spider and another like it. They are unusual here.

[link to i383.photobucket.com]

[link to i383.photobucket.com]

[link to i383.photobucket.com]
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Re: WTF? Crazy photo of a Robo-bee!?!
That's a real bee. The metal piece you have mistaken for his head is actually his helmet. I believe all worker bees are required to wear helmets now after the 9/11 attack.
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1rof1

That's a real bee. The metal piece you have mistaken for his head is actually his helmet. I believe all worker bees are required to wear helmets now after the 9/11 attack.
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ohyeah
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1rof1


That's a real bee. The metal piece you have mistaken for his head is actually his helmet. I believe all worker bees are required to wear helmets now after the 9/11 attack.


ohyeah
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Haha. You like that SouthernLight?

But really that is a very cool picture. Do you have any of a Praying Mantis up close?
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1rof1


That's a real bee. The metal piece you have mistaken for his head is actually his helmet. I believe all worker bees are required to wear helmets now after the 9/11 attack.


ohyeah


Haha. You like that SouthernLight?

But really that is a very cool picture. Do you have any of a Praying Mantis up close?
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Humor is Always good!!hf

Try this one... Not super closeup, but fairly nice catch.

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Try this one... Not super closeup, but fairly nice catch.

[link to i383.photobucket.com]
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Oh, I like that. He doesn't seem very green except his bottom two legs.

You've got yourself a new fan. Please put up more pictures!
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Re: WTF? Crazy photo of a Robo-bee!?!
ok, a spider is killing a bee..... and?



Yeah, like I said... something, undoubtedly, perfectly normal, but do look at the details.
There is NO viscera, no goo at all... just a hole that looks very much like torn metal.

and what do you think should be apparent? spurting blood? a spinal column? the spider has poked a leg through the bee's eye, and another is inserted at the margin where the carpace is sgmented...you adjusted the contrast to get the "metallic look"...if you look at the leg penetrating the back of the head, you will see that the leg has seperated a wedge of the carpace.... it's a bee, being killed by a spider....


Although I think this is perhaps a bee-mimic fly (by the eye shape and the fact they touch in the middle) I don't see anything out of the ordinary. I enlarged the image and it looks like there is a space between the head and thorax, and the pedipalp (those two little 'legs' on the spider) happens to be gripping that space, with the other one resting on the eye. Or the mandibles pierced the area behind the eye, and at the time the image was taken, you can see the fangs imbedded at the front of the eyes (ew!)

If anything, that spider looks more 'robotic' than the victim.

:agriope:
 Quoting: czygyny


Love these guys, got several around the house right now, try not to disturb them during yardwork. We call them "writing spiders" and as I writer I consider them a good omen.

Thanks for sharing Czygyny! hf
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Re: WTF? Crazy photo of a Robo-bee!?!
Try this one... Not super closeup, but fairly nice catch.

[link to i383.photobucket.com]


Oh, I like that. He doesn't seem very green except his bottom two legs.

You've got yourself a new fan. Please put up more pictures!
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Well thanks, AC! Yeah... you see a lot of the washed out color and weird focus with us rank photography amateurs. lol

Check back... I will try to get up more bug shots in a bit that should be linked in the first working one.

Beetles are one of my favs too... have some cool ones, even if I do say so myself.
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Re: WTF? Crazy photo of a Robo-bee!?!
Yeah, like I said... something, undoubtedly, perfectly normal, but do look at the details.
There is NO viscera, no goo at all... just a hole that looks very much like torn metal.
 Quoting: SouthernLight

You are not much of a insect observer, are you?

Insects DO LOOK LIKE ROBOTS. They have an external skeleton and all the joints are visible. You just noticed that because of the close-up photo. Please spend some more time observing the world around you instead of only paying attention to man-made inventions and gadjets.

Thank you!
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Yeah, like I said... something, undoubtedly, perfectly normal, but do look at the details.
There is NO viscera, no goo at all... just a hole that looks very much like torn metal.

You are not much of a insect observer, are you?

Insects DO LOOK LIKE ROBOTS. They have an external skeleton and all the joints are visible. You just noticed that because of the close-up photo. Please spend some more time observing the world around you instead of only paying attention to man-made inventions and gadjets.

Thank you!
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Jeeze, lighten up...
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Re: WTF? Crazy photo of a Robo-bee!?!
You just noticed that because of the close-up photo.

Thank you!
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You are so right there! HaHa!
I didn't even realize the bee was being eaten until I reviewed the photos!!

Just wait til you get old deary! There are surprises around every corner.
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Just wait til you get old deary! There are surprises around every corner.
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Well, they already started for me... hf
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Re: WTF? Crazy photo of a Robo-bee!?!
The photo is var good, it must be said. Congratulations.





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