This is an odd flower. Seems to attract one variety of wasp predominantly. But now and then there’s a digger bee on it (which actually looks remarkably like the wasp in question). Look at the hairy front leg. That’s quite a contrast to the pollen sacs that you see on the rear leg of many other bees. Her wing looks a little chewed up, too. Great shape she makes on the flower. And there’s a little bit of shadow…and that always tickles me.
Tag: Black-eyed Susan
Little Leafcutter on the Black-Eyed Susan
Quick today – apparently I’ve got lots to do with little time…one of the lots is posting today’s bee. So…here ya go. It’s cute enough. Really love the eyes on these. They really have their own look. Actually, it’s a really nice shot.
Low 50s today. Crocuses starting to gain some momentum, but didn’t see any bees in my cursory look. Will look harder tomorrow – with my camera in hand.
Bonus – Skipper on a Black-eyed Susan
Not sure if I like how this one came out. It’s a neat pic, but I’m thinking this arrangement here doesn’t do it justice. Maybe it just needs to be bigger. Lots of detail that seems to get lost.
I like the color palate of this one – maybe I’m not using the term right, but it seems scoped – bounded – and right in line with the relative drabness of this skipper.
Super-neat Wasp Face
Another inadvertent pollinator. Great eyes – face and tongue. Seems to be today’s focus… On a Black-eyed Susan of all things.
Sweat Bee on a Black-eyed Susan
Love this bee on this flower. I really cannot tell when they’re throwing pollen so it’s kind of frustrating looking at them, bee-less, day after day. But when they hit, they hit. This little one kept moving among four blossoms. Neat bee. And the flower adds so much. It’s often the yellow splotch in the background in a number of shots on this site.
OT 017 – Profile on a Black-eyed Susan
Just a journeyman shot of a bee doing her thing. Super-neat in profile. And tho these flowers don’t seem to last long enough for my taste, they’re sure a favorite of the pollinators.
Bonus 001 – Some Type of Wasp on a Black-eyed Susan
Definitely a neat wasp. Definitely a neat eye. Definitely a pollinator. Definitely a neat photo.