Saturday, 19 May 2012

Flight of the Bumble Bee..................................................................................

I watched this one this evening while I was having five minutes sat listening to the birds in my little garden.
They reach the nectar and pollen by weighing down the flower to open the petals or biting a hole in the flower tube so they can reach inside with their tongues.

17 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

cute little fat one. :)

Abhinav said...

Nice shot. Great timing !

Denise said...

That's a beautiful shot. One of my favorite things to study bees in the garden.

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely aren't they?

Revrunner said...

Don't know how many times I've tried to catch a bee hovering like that. Just seems like every time I do, the bee darts off to some place else.

CameraCruise said...

Great shot!
Mette

Rohrerbot said...

Most excellent:)

Carole M. said...

...isn't it lovely to sit a while and just watch nature doing its own thing. I hadn't know that they might bite a hole in the petal to reach their food source though, something new learnt; thanks for sharing Drew

Chatty Crone said...

What a great shot! sandie

grammie g said...

Hi Andrew...Lovely timely shot ...gorgeous!
Gracexx

heyBJK said...

That's awesome, Andrew! It's not easy to catch a bee in flight. Nice job!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Brilliant capture Andrew!

cieldequimper said...

Beautiful macro. I'm so ashamed of us humans when I think of all the bees dying.

Helene said...

Great timing on this shot! I haven't seen many bumble bees around here lately. Hopefully soon...we need them in the garden!

Susan said...

Wow! great catch! Amazing photo Andrew!

Pantherka said...

So it is a fantastic shot ...

NixBlog said...

Lovely shot, Andrew. Great how you've captured it in mid-flight!

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