Honey bee on Jerusalem artichoke bloom

6 08 2017

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Honeybee on Yellow





Honeybee on White Allium

26 06 2011

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Bumblebee on White Coneflower

20 06 2011

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Blooming in my garden: White Coneflower Echinacea

19 06 2011

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Re-post: Pollen buffet

11 04 2011

Originally posted July, 2008

Two bees (or maybe one bee and a flower fly, perhaps?) vying for pollen on one small sunflower. See the fella on the right? Look at how thick the pollen is on his body and legs!

UPDATE: This morning I received an informative comment below from a biologist in Argentina. (Visit his/her blog at http://polinizador.wordpress.com/)  Thanks for the identification—I learn something new every day!

Nice photo. The one on the right is a female bee. The males don’t carry pollen on their back legs; in the world of bees the females do all the work. The one on the left is a flower fly, Eristalis; it is a male. You can tell because of its huge eyes.

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Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)

6 08 2010

Lobelia cardinalis is a perennial herbaceous plant often found in wet places such as stream banks and swamps. This Virginia native wildflower blooms in August and is pollinated by hummingbirds. Photographed at Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, Virginia

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Magenta!

2 08 2010

Does anyone else find it difficult to maintain detail in flowers that are in the pink-red spectrum? This was photographed under a bright, but overcast sky.

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