But the detail…on the face…and the light on those hairy legs. Again, looks like a sweat bee but probably is not.
Not high art for sure…but pretty compelling to me. Love the deep blue of the sky – and the eye framed in the window there. Says, “Summer” to me. Mid-August of last year. Wish I knew what kind of bee that is.
Those furry, furry legs again. Love the eye. And the almost cloud-like background.
Note the lack of red on this one. Love the details in the wings here. Such a pretty bee on a beautiful flower.
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.
Love the reds in this sunflower. Betting it’s about an 8th-generation bee creation. Their own, personally-made hybrid. Seem to be losing the red as time goes by. Might have to re-seed the pool and get that back a little.
One of my favorite things about sunflowers in our yard is that they wander. Can’t wait to see where a new patch shows up this year.
Another messy one. Delights me to see that pollen everywhere.
The sunflower is a little blown out – that blasting light – but the bee looks great. Such a neat shape.
Pollen everywhere – and a nice look at her wings – and eye. From late August 2019. Cant wait for the sunflowers to come back. They’re sprouting. Some a couple of inches tall now.
This one might be an older bumble. Note how the hair on its back has been mostly rubbed away.