I wanted to post another Nanking Cherry today because that’s what’s blooming now and where the bees are. But here’s a neat close-up of one on a sunflower stalk (from last summer). If I remember correctly, it’s been rotated 90 degrees to the right. It’s about the bees, right?
If you look at the stalk, you can see exactly how shallow the depth of focus is. Really one of the challenges of shooting bees. But lots of interesting parts of her fall in this slice of focus.
Great beeface on a Gaillardia Mesa™ Peach. Beautiful girl. Note the miniscule spider, too. For more on the Gaillardia as an wonderful flower for pollinators, see the February 11th post.
Love the eyes and face and tongue on this one. The geranium is called Rozanne® – and I’m not sure what I think about that ®. Guess it’s the way of the world. The geranium is fairly aggressive in that it spreads out however and wherever it can. But it blooms like mad – and persistently. The bees love it. Sometimes, when it’s in full bloom, it’s just throbbing with bee life. Humming. A good one for attracting bees.