Friday, June 25, 2010

Bumblebee quest

After looking over the pictures from yesterday's post, and the one's I didn't include, I decided to just let the camera do the work and quit messing around with specialty "SCENE" options. I went back to auto-focus and went after a good bumble bee photo.

I don't know if they are any good, but they were fun to take. My wife thinks I'm nuts for stalking the yard insects, but I like it. There are always some surprising pictures when I download them.

Here are a few from this afternoon's "Bumblebee Quest". And, a few new flower pictures.

Enjoy. And, as always, click on the picture for a much better view.











White coneflower




a cool looking Rubeckia



A little bee in the center of a Rubeckia. We always called these "Sweat Bees" when I was a kid.




Gaillardia, or "Blanket Flower"




Trumpet Gaillardia

7 comments:

Shoreman said...

I like the second one best. It shows a big sac of pollen on it's leg. All good shots though.

Mark

Bill said...

Very nice!

Murphyfish said...

Good pictures my man, like Mark to second one I like because of the pollen sack.
John

Wolfy said...

thanks for the feedback, guys. At first I agreed, but now I sort of like the 4th one, where the bee is cruising into the flowers.

Coloradocasters said...

Those are some amazing shots! So much beauty in nature. Nice to see some folks soaking it all in.

WildFisherWoman said...

As an Entomologist I think the pictures are fantastic!!!!

Brk Trt said...

Your photos are lovely. I take many photos of flaura along my fishing paths, and they present a certain enjoyment that can't be described.

Thank you for the enjoyment.