Saturday, July 19, 2008

Camera Critters #15 - A Bee


bee
yellow black
gathering harvesting storing
pollen filled leg baskets
combing brushing filling
shiny brown
worker

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18 comments:

i beati said...

Toss up which do I love more??Bee or ducks special both sandy

Wren said...

Lovely pics, and thanks for the intro to camera critters

kjpweb said...

She's packing, huh? Cool to see that!
Well done! Cheers, Klaus

Ruth said...

I have never looked at a bee this closely. Amazing pictures!

Christy said...

Wonderful photos.

Kay said...

Wow! You are up close and personal. Beautiful photos!

ratmammy said...

these are great photos!

Misty Dawn said...

WOW! These are truly amazing macro pics! Absolutely awesome!

Michelle said...

Wow..I didn't know about the leg baskets. How cool can bugs bee....GREAT

Lilli & Nevada said...

wow that is one amazing shot

Becky and Gary said...

Wonderful images Ann. They really show the pollen baskets up close. These 2 do look tuckered out.

Mary said...

Wow....I've never seen the leg sacs that close and detailed! The only pics I have of them look more yellow and fluffy (maybe it varies with the bee). Your macro lens is super for something like this! Wonderful!

Kahshe Cottager said...

You have wonderful photos on your blog - I took a ramble through before commenting.

This is a wonderful closeup and shows great detail!

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me ann my camera said...

mary;
Before I posted this I did some research on legs sacs and its does seem to be a variety in their appearances. Some are dusty yellow looking, some saffron orange and some, like the ones I photographed are shiny and brown. I saw these on several bees so knew they had to be a feature of some kind!

babooshka said...

These are really fabulous close ups and so informative too.

Mary said...

Thanks for that information on the leg sacs....I didn't realize they varied that much! I really know very little about bees.

CrazyCath said...

Amazing shots. The post above too. Just amazing. Well done.

2sweetnsaxy said...

In response to this and the one above it. Wow! I didn't know they had those pollen pockets. These are AWW-SUM!