Saturday, July 31, 2010

Camera Critter #121

A couple of days ago, I was at one of my favorite spots looking for odonata (dragonflies, if you’re wondering).

I didn’t see any, but along the shoreline there was a large gathering of wildflowers and within them…bees.

I enjoy watching bees do “their thing,” especially bumblebees.  While watching the bees, I noticed two different types of bumblebees.

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One had a small, single yellowish-white stripe near the end of the abdomen, and the other is typical of most bumblebees I see in my area.  It had a yellowish-white stripe further up from the end of the abdomen and on top of that, an orange stripe.

But bees gave me good looks and the time to get a decent photo (even after I had screwed up my initial settings as I shot the top bee’s photo).

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12 comments:

chubskulit said...

I have exactly what you are looking for this week... butterflies.. come and see.

Misty Dawn said...

And they're on a purple flower - what more could you want?!?! Them there bees got good taste ;-)

Nikki-ann said...

Lovely captures :) We get a few bees visiting our garden too.

RNSANE said...

I always enjoy photographing bees, too...as long as they continue to be interested in the flowers and not me!


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HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Outstanding....the flower AND the bees.

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Denise said...

Always great to see the bees around. Wonderful captures.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Great shots. Bees are usually so busy that they don't even notice they are being photographed

ruthi said...

nice capture... great depth of field.

Dave said...

The bee in the top photo looks almost black with just white stripes, I wonder what type of bee it is, not one I've seen near me. Beautifully taken photos.

CherylK said...

The bees are busy as ever, aren't they? I must say that I love the flower every bit as much as the bees!

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Singapore plants lover said...

We captured the same flower and bee? Wish you have a wonderful weekend. Here is my flowers and bee: http://singaporeplantslover.blogspot.com/2010/08/camera-critter-bee-purple-flowers.html