Great shot of a brown-belted bumble over the Salvia Azura. Very subject to wind because it’s such a tall plant (60″+), but such a beautiful color!
Month: August 2022
Bonus: Good Art?
Thread-waisted wasp in a riot of flowers. Its abdomen is that red/orange shape behind and to the left of it. Blends in with the flowers. Printed this one and it’s really stunning as wall art. Maybe nobody wants a wasp on the wall, but I think it’s compelling.
Filthy, Filthy, Filthy!
I just love it when they get into the hibiscuses. One of their best looks. And it’s so neat how each flower seems to throw pollen differently. And how different the pollen is – shape, size, and color. Wish the light were better on this shot, but I do love it – especially because the pollen still on the flower has some good focus, too.
Strange Light at Sunset
Only had a couple of minutes before the sun went down tonight. Very full day. Didn’t get to shoot like I wanted to. Anyway…this is today’s bee. Kinda neat. Kinda weird. But is what it is. Happy late summer!
Twofer out in the Wild
Nice late summer day waaaaaaay up in the Rockies (temperature was a full twenty degrees cooler up there than in the valley) with the dogs. And other critters. These thistles were in bloom (as were tons of other things – missed the great fun by maybe ten days??) and the place was full of bees and butterflies and other things. The bees were being pretty territorial about the thistles – so the butterflies weren’t able to stay on one very long. This is a shot of a bee approaching. The next shot has the butterfly vacating…
Sure is fun to get two in a shot.
I think this br0wn-belted had just been visiting the hibiscuses. Just filthy-covered. And super cute. Shot at the Botanical Gardens in Ogden, Utah.
Metallic Green on a Sunflower
Pre-sunrise (before it crested the mountain) shot of a metallic green sweat bee getting ready to leave a sunflower. Love their eyes. And the green with the neat reds and yellows of the sunflower. So amazing and complex. And this one was just covered with pollen, too – though you cannot see it in this particular shot.
Great Golden Wow
I don’t think this is a golden bumble, but the bee, the light, the flower…everything pure gold. And notice the little spider photo-bomber there at mid-right. That’s some disparity in mass.
Arty – Bumble on Salvia Azura
Had a very few minutes to shoot this afternoon, but caught this bumble on the blue salvia. Really nice of the bee, but the full shot was kind of an arty mess. Sometimes light does weird things. Anyway, here’s todays bee of the day!
Digger Bee Flying – In the Sage
This is a really fun shot for me. Good look at her really hairy right front leg. And eye and wings, of course, too. Just a neat shot of her. Very neat looking bee. Shot that one yesterday. Got some good shots today, too, but ran out of time to look at them. Stay tuned…