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.
While this picture is not art, I love the bee in it. The tongue, the pose, her chewed up wings, the pollen, and the translucence of the wing shown in shadow.
Again, from the neighbors’ garden.
Shot yesterday in our across-the-street, neighbors’ yard. We don’t have any zinnias in our gardens, but I sure like their middles – and the bees seem to love them, too. Not too sure about the crop on this one – seems out of balance – but that one in the background is interesting. Have to think on that…
Because we don’t have any zinnias, I think I took this one across the street at our neighbor’s house. She looks good on orange. And the zinnia photographs so well.
Shot at the Ogden Botanical Gardens (Ogden, UT) in early September, 2018. Absolutely a pollinator. Been pretty skipper-heavy in late Summer/early Fall around here lately. Shot my first one of the year here yesterday.
In what might be a taxonomic trainwreck, I’m going to tentatively call this one a Sweat Bee. More specifically, an Orange-legged Furrow Bee (Halictus rubicundus). And it’s on a zinnia.
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I may have sneaked over to the neighbor’s yard for this shot.