Saturday, August 29, 2009

Busy Bees near the Honey House

I was taking a walk with my boys one morning, when we found some bees gathering pollen from some little flowers near the road. The bees were interesting colors, so I decided to see if I could get a nice picture of them.

The first bee had a bright, almost-metallic green body. Just check out the pollen he is toting around on his legs! If you click on the photo you can see the pollen dusting his body as well.

I thought the rust-colored band on this bee was interesting. He seemed quite a bit larger than the other bees, and the flowers almost nodded down when he landed on them.

I was really happy with these macros! What do you think of them? Bee Honest!

13 comments:

  1. I hope everyone enlarges them - excellent macros!

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  2. 'Bee honest!' LOL!

    OK, I will! I love them, particularly the second - such beautiful colours!

    I love insects anyway, so it's a treat for me. And yes, I did enlarge!

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  3. Great pics! I can't remember the last time I stopped to notice the pollen. :)

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  4. I love the 2nd pic too. Beautiful bee!
    http://cookandbaking.com/?p=336&cpage=1#comment-839

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  5. Wow, you take such awesome are daring photos.

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  6. Isn't the pollen on the legs freaky! Nice job!

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  7. The bees and the flowers are unusual to me! Beautiful photos!

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  8. Cool, very pretty!! I've never seen bees like this before!

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  9. Wow that is so pretty!
    buzzzzzzzzzz....

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  10. I think it's fascinating that there are so many different bees.

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