Check out that eye! And the coloring. I don’t see this one often.
On the trumpet vine, again.
From the same date. I like the colors in this one. Among other things. “Inadvertent pollinator” again.
Another inadvertent pollinator. Great eyes – face and tongue. Seems to be today’s focus… On a Black-eyed Susan of all things.
This one’s from the neighbors’ back yard. Have shot at it in pretty bad light for the last three days. Need to get there a little earlier to minimize shadows, but I cannot seem to manage that lately. But…it’s just a remarkable plant. Cannot think of another that I’ve seen a wider variety of pollinators on. Bumbles, wasps, flies, honeybees, natives, etc. Really neat stuff. If I can find the time, I’ll do a big bonus blast of all of the different critters I shot on it. Maybe this winter?
Anyway…love this bee. Great beeface, beeneck, and beetongue. Plus a bonus, out-of-focus wasp. Neat plant.
Honeybee in flight and one of the many thread-waisted wasps. Hard to shoot those because they sure don’t hold still.
Rozanne again. And a great wasp face.
These guys get around and are around often enough to call them “inadvertent pollinators.” I think this is a pretty neat shot. Love the eyes and neck on this one. Another from the day at Red Butte Garden.
Definitely a neat wasp. Definitely a neat eye. Definitely a pollinator. Definitely a neat photo.
I think this one is a paper wasp. And I’m going to call it an honorary or passive pollinator. It sure moves from flower to flower a lot (and tracks pollen along with it).
I especially like both the shadow and the wasp’s feet distorting the surface of the water.