This shot seems archetypal for this site – and for my idea of what this site would could should be. Just a pretty shot of a pretty girl on a pretty flower. Happy Bee Day!! Every day!
Month: June 2022
That Damned Wool Carder!
So there I was…shooting a honeybee on my notsosecret crush, sedum angelina, when that silly, territorial wool carder bee crashed up the honeybee and knocked it off. I see this through my lens fairly regularly – but I seldom get good focus on either bee. Mostly it’s just a blurry mess. But this one is a pretty good one of everyone – including Angelina.
Another Miniscule Bee – on the Penstemmons
This is a volunteer penstemmon – and that means that it’s a BeeBaby! This shot was really a lucky catch. That bee is just about the size of an average ant – and that means there’s not much at all to focus on. And getting any part of it focused is just dumb luck. But it’s neat to see such small ones. Seems to be a mission lately.
Pre-sun Green Sweat Bee in the Scabiosa
More grainy stuff. But I love the colors and detail in this one nonetheless. Different look from full sun for sure. And really, there’s no balance to be struck. That’s not often the case, but sometimes is. On many fronts.
It’s an In-Flight Bumble Run Recently
This time in the flax. The bees are so heavy compared to what the blossoms can hold. And they’re so rarely on this one. Love the flower though. Not sure what’s obscuring the bottom part of the bee. And admittedly a strange shot. Anyway…
More Bumble – More Penstemmon – More Pollen
Posted this big penstemmon the other day. It keeps going. So do the bees. And here’s a good look at one in flight (face obscured by her wing) with some good-sized pollen baskets on her. This one tickles me.
Bonus: Swallowtail in the Larkspurs
Tons of larkspurs this year. All are variants created by the bees – and the butterflies. Here’s a busy shot of a busy butterfly in the busy larkspurs. Enjoy!
Low Light in the Penstemmons
Shot this before the sun crested the mountains this morning. Good grab and a great bee and a great flower. But it’s a high-ISO shot, meaning that no matter the denoise, it’s still a bit grainy. Sometimes I think that adds, though.
Leafcutter – Finally on the Blanket Flowers!
With a little bit of scabiosa on the left side. Looks like she’s coming right at you!
That’s Some Strange Lavender
Along with it’s magenta friends… Kind of a weird shot, but it’s a gorgeous bee among gorgeous plants. Looks a little science-fiction-ey.