This was kind of interesting. Twisted around a good bit to see if I could get both faces in the focal plane. The butterfly is admittedly a bit behind, but both tongues seem to be in the right spot. Kind of a neat shot in the drizzle this afternoon.
A brown-belted bumble bee with full pollen baskets in flight. Kind of late in the day as you can see by the shadows. But a great look at the brown belt on the bee.
Apologies for the uninteresting narrative. Trying to get several days posted in advance and I’m lacking inspiration and energy. Long day long drive tomorrow.
Admittedly not a great shot. The light is awful and I missed the focus on the bee by just a bit. BUT…it’s the first bumble I’ve seen and snapped this year. And there’s some value and joy in that for sure.
Oddly, it was 53 degrees this morning at 5:30 a.m. Now, at 9:40, it’s 43. Spring. Go figure. Looks like might be too cold for much bee shooting today.
That flower is a hellebore, by the way. It might be called Golden Sunrise, but I’m not completely certain.
Usually I’ll crop a little closer. But the whole effect is really good today. Been spending lots of time preparing for Feb. 1. Big day on this site!
This one is from August, 2018. Going through folders I’ve not seen entirely yet – preparing for some fun for the first anniversary of the site…which is just a couple of weeks away. Good fun that day, I’m planning… Also, Yoda I sound like.
Late post today. And silly narrative. At least the bee is cute!
Another from September 2019. The twelfth, specifically. I’m a little ashamed to admit that there are days and days worth of bee shots I’ve not looked at yet. This was one of them. Good news is, I’ve got a bunch of good ones to keep this going through the winter(s).
Speaking of which, February first will be the one year anniversary of this site. A years worth of “daily bees”. Look for something fun on the first.
Oh, and this shot. What’s not to like about it?
Was looking for pics of birds in a folder from 2019 and found this one that I’d not posted yet. Great clarity on the face and you can see the three eyes on the top of her head very clearly. This one has a nice feel to it. Good way to start a new, better year!
Love this shot. Love this bee. Love this flower. Not open very far yet, but you can see that it’s already starting to throw pollen. Should be back from a trip to Yellowstone today. Hopefully some good shots?!?!
Waiting on a package and need to be able to hear the doorbell. So no nonsense narrative today. Only alliteration. I guess. Enjoy!
Guess these are also called pincushion flowers. So the title today could have read, “Bedhead Bee on a Pincushion Flower”. I shot this one at the Ogden Botanical Gardens in June of this year.
From the “who knew” department, the flower is a traditional medicine for scabies – hence the name. Neat.