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.

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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.

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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.

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