The color of this bee was just outrageously bright. And this one might be the best shot of it. Love the way it’s nestled in to the flower. That tongue at work and pollen all over its face. Pleased with this one.
Another from bumbleday at Red Butte Garden. The light is awful on this…but the bee is wonderful. That profile again.
Another one that just says Summertime! From July of 2018. Like the cloud. Almost looks like a cartoon background. The bumbles are Brown-belted.
It’s really bad form to obscure the subject with out-of-focus foreground. But…I think it adds something. Some kind of depth and context. Plus there’s lots of detail left on the bee. I like this one a lot.
Note the lack of red on this one. Love the details in the wings here. Such a pretty bee on a beautiful flower.
A really dirty one climbing from bloom to bloom on a Liatris.
So in my randomizing, I started out by pulling 200 shots – thinking that I’d get maybe 100 that I’d publish for today. And it’s true – I lost a good few. Some were flowers. Some were too dark to work with quickly. Even a couple I’d already posted. But…I ended up with some leftovers.
So…as I can for the rest of the day, I’ll try to get them up. Also shot a few this afternoon that I’d like to post – if only to have some fresh stuff in 100+ (emphasis on the plus) bee day.
Love, love, love this shot. That tongue. Plus the huntii is such a cool bumble. It’s on a Russian Sage.
Back in a bit to continue. Other responsibilities beckon…and I didn’t think posting what I have would take this long. Such fun, though. I love these little ones. They lift.
This is one of my all-time favorite bumble shots. It’s a Brown-belted on a Cone Flower. I think one of the compelling things about it is its left, back leg. Clearly helpful. Maybe like those jacks out of the cherry-picker trucks – stability? Anyway, I like the way the bee mirrors the shape of the middle of the flower. And that the focus is so much on the bee. The whole think kind of radiates.
This pic really grabs me. The color of the bee and of the flower itself. The motion yet the focus on the bee. Nature…wow. What an honor to capture just a little bit of it. Some moments.
It’s really not just for the bumbles, but they sure love it. And, to be fair, it’s much easier to hit focus on a huge bee than one half the size of a grain of rice. Plus they’re so often on the sunflowers. And they’re so much fun to shoot.