That daisy in the shadow in the foreground. Probably a disaster of a shot by most standards. But I was taken by it and the bee looks great. Gives an idea about what’s going on in the gardens. Good look at the depth of things. And maybe the difficulty of getting the bees photographed sometimes. Great wing. And it’s probably neither mysterious or surprising, but that daisy’s middle is a bright, bright yellow. That light…
That’s not the flower’s real name. Not sure what it is. But it’s a .neat one and I quite like it. Seeds profusely and pops up all over in the gardens. Fun to see where it comes up in the late spring. And, of course, the pollinators love it. This is a leafcutter bee. Note the tongue at work. And the really neat eyes.
I’m going to be at the Snowmass Art Festival (near Aspen, Colorado) with my stuff on Saturday and Sunday of this week. Drop by and have a look if you are in the area.
This is kind of a fun shot backed out a little. One of the laments that I have about this site is the lack of context within the gardens. They’re magnificent yet you generally only get to see one bee on one blossom. So here’s a broader shot. And it’s interesting if nothing else.
Oh, and I’m going to be at the Snowmass Art Festival (near Aspen, Colorado) with my stuff on Saturday and Sunday of this week. Drop by and have a look if you are in the area.
I like these daisies lots…but apparently they’re seen by most as weeds. They do tend to wander through the gardens from year to year. But they’re really pretty. And tend to attract mostly native bees (as well as one variety of a bee-mimicking wasp). Had a really good time shooting on these daisies yesterday – despite the wind.