Shot this at midday today. Some of the shots I’ve got four or five (admittedly out of focus) critters in them. The wasps seem to be as fond of it as the bees. And flies. Fun pic. Enjoy!
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.