Monday, July 18, 2011

Busy as a Bee

Beautiful patches of lupine currently dot the Alaskan countryside, so I thought I'd move in closer to practice some macro photography.

As I was focusing on a sprig of purple, a buzzing bee caught my attention. I have never seen a bee's legs so heavy with pollen. That must be where the expression "bee's knees" comes from—it's really impressive to see a tiny bee carrying around such huge, brightly colored sacs of pollen. Here, I'll show you a close-up:

Woops. He hid behind a flower. Let me try the other side . . . 

Dang it. There he goes again. BE STILL!

I guess a bee never rests. I'll have to settle for this shot. You can't see the pollen from this angle, but you can see how furiously his wings are moving.

I'm going to go take a nap now.

Dinner last night: chicken enchiladas

Exactly one year ago:

Exactly three years ago:


Kathy G said...

That's some fancy camera that can capture a bee's wings moving.

Liz Mays said...

I've never seen a bee rest either!

It's beautiful out there!

Katherine said...

While you may not have completely captured the bees knees, I'm impressed with your mad camera skills.

Karen M. Peterson said...

Maybe he's just a little camera shy.

Great pics!