Heading toward the salvia. Fewer words better today. Beautiful!
Apart from being a neat shot of a bee, this picture of the Mesa Peach shows three different phases of the blossom. You see the one in full bloom, the fuzzy one has bloomed, and the one on the right that’s out of focus (maybe I should have picked a better shot of that?) and cut off is one yet to bloom. Maybe I’ll find another to illustrate the three in better focus.
In-flight is neat, though. And it’s a great bee!
Found this one yesterday while looking at some shots from August 2019. It’s always fun to get one in flight. And the ones with laden baskets are always pretty. Her purpose.
But the fun came with a monstrous brown-belted bumble coming in onto the same flower. That shadow…almost there! In looking at further pics (none of which had both bees in focus at the same time, sadly) they shared that sunflower for a while, both doing their thing. Great shadow on a great backdrop.
Right at your face! Look at those full, full pollen baskets. I love ’em in flight. And I love beeface.
And that Mesa Peach…keeps on giving…
See yesterday’s post. From the same week in August 2019. But this time photobombing a bumble on a liatris. Wonder if it’s the same leafcutter???
The background is obnoxious. But it is a fun followup to yesterday.
Here’s a really fun one from August of 2019. The little one on the sunflower is a sweat bee. And the one photobombing (and so nicely in focus, for once) is, I think, a leafcutter of some sort. Great eye. Fun shot. Happy Friday. And enjoy!
This one’s from June of 2020. Just landing, it looks like, from looking at the series. Seems to have no wings, but that’s a trick of the depth. The left wing is kind of a translucent blur there in the middle-top of the thorax. Pretty bee.
Lots going on in this shot. But all good and fun. From early October. Love it when they’re so sharp in flight. And also really like it when two are in very good focus. The plane of focus is so very thin and it’s exceptionally lucky to have that happen. Wish I could say it was intentional, but it’s not in the slightest. I was focusing on the one on the blossom and the other little one just made her way in. Probably a lesson in that. If only in gratitude.
Really windy yesterday while I was trying to shoot. So I didn’t spend much time with it. Caught this one in flight, though. Everything seems to be fading. Still 70 degrees, though, today (I hope). So another day, at least, of warmish weather.
Next weekend (Fri-Sun), I’ll be in Centennial, Colorado at the Holiday Art Market. Stop by if you are in the area to see some of these critters in better detail. Neat art.
Not too much to say about this one. It’s fun to hit focus on an in-flight bee. Shot in the neighbors’ yard across the street. The bees love their zinnias.