Friday, November 26, 2010

Bumblebee on Lantana

Bumblebee on Lantana



I know, another bee photo, but I just can't help myself. I photographed this one on in our backyard on Lantana. I just love all that pollen she has stored up on the hind legs. Adult females use modified hind legs equipped with corbicula to carry pollen to their offspring. Here is a great article where you can learn more about bee parts.


Thanks for stopping by,

7 comments:

Gary said...

A great close-up. We finally had our first snow I won't be seeing these guys for sometime.

Ruth said...

What a stunning image.
The colors are vibrant.

KaHolly said...

Such a stunning photo. I can see why you couldn't resist posting it! Sometimes I see bumble bees that have collected so much pollen, I don't see how they can fly. They are already so big and 'bumbly'. Thanks for the link.~karen

Country Mouse Studio said...

Nice colors and composition

The Muse said...

breathtaking~it really puts Christmas colors in a whole new light :)

i bookmarked this page Craig, hoping to visit on my blog days :) and also followed you on twitter :)

Michele Wassell said...

What a great shot.... Love the colors!

Custom laptops said...

It's very nice. i love the colors!