Thursday, July 17, 2008

Bumble Bees



These Bumble Bees are spreading the love. As most of you are aware, they fly from flower to flower gathering nector. While they are carrying out their work, they are also providing the service of cross pollunation. The pollin of one plant stinks to their body and legs and is deposited on other flowers. Isn't Nature a wonderful thing to see in action.

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14 comments:

The Birdlady said...

Ah - he's working hard - the dew looks pretty around him.

fishing guy said...

Michael: It's so much fun to capture bees at work. I love the pollen on the side.

Alex said...

Pretty cool! I'm waiting for my new zoom lense so I can get close to the "creepy" critters without them getting close to me. ha! :)

DoubleDeckerBusGuy said...

Nature at it's finest and busiest!

SandyCarlson said...

That's a wonderful sequence there. How we need those bees to do their thing.

Willow said...

You take wonderful close up photos! And the bumblebee is black so it counts for Project Black!

I scrolled down and saw the egret. It's an egret, right? Not a white heron.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on Project Black.

RuneE said...

I hope you didn't get stung!!

Re your comment to me - I imagine the thread was a line for fishing, but one never knows what someone might try for fastening boats!

raccoonlover1963 said...

Those bees are so hard to photograph! By time you catch them in your viewfinder, them focus, they are off to another flower and you have to do it all over again! Great shots.
Lisa

Britt said...

Great series of shots!
Thanks for commenting on my Project Black post!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

You really have to look to find that bee. He's working really hard too. Have a great day. :)

The Texican said...

I wish you could have gotten a little closer Michael. Hee hee. They will make you hurt yourself even if you avoid their sting. Pappy

Marja said...

Like bees My grandfather was a beekeeper. Great pics

Beckynsc said...

Hey, I got one of those shots. It's on my tree post a few days ago. I don't feel so bad now.
Great photos as usual!
Thanks for visiting and being a part of my blog!

Indrani said...

Great sequence of shots Michael.

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