Another from bumbleday at Red Butte Garden. The light is awful on this…but the bee is wonderful. That profile again.
Again from Red Butte. This one in full sun. Great face! They really seemed to enjoy those on that day. I think the flower is kind of ratty-looking, but as I’ve mentioned, what I value in a flower is very different from what they do. And I don’t mind meeting more on their side than mine.
Brown-belted bumble in profile. Again from Red Butte Garden. Bee seems very intent in this one. Oblivious to me.
Was a great day for bumbles – another example.
I kinda mostly know what’s planted in our gardens – can figure it out – or ask. But this one comes from Red Butte Garden again. No idea what the flower is. But it’s really pretty. Love the yellow in the middle as it opens. And this one is another argument for larger shots here – have to get it figured out. The detail on the bee is amazing.
Another from Red Butte Garden. I like the two-toned background. Pretty sure that’s an Agastache, but I’m willing to be corrected on that.
At least I think that’s what the bumble is. Just getting ready to take flight. The penstemmon is a fun one – the smaller bees just disappear for a while inside. The larger look like they’re holding on to their hat.
Nearly midnight here and I need to stop. Will resume in the a.m. with the rest.
Another shot from Red Butte Garden. Wish I knew what the flower is. Great profile of a Bombus huntii. Beautiful bee. I like the kind of insubstantial background, too.
Another shot from August 2019 at Red Butte Garden. These are probably Brown-belted Bumbles. But, again, don’t take my IDs very seriously… I like the depth of this one.
This looks like a sweat bee, but I don’t think the sweat bees have furry legs. So I’m thinking it’s something else. Shot this one in August of last year at Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City. Good start!