Busy Bee

While watering my garden the other day, I noticed this large bee sitting atop one of my coreopsis blooms.  What amazed me was that he was so intent on gathering nectar that nothing I did scared him away, not even when I had to break off a dead flower that was leaning right up against him in order to get a clear shot with my camera.  At one point, I even wondered if he was dead, but then I could see his little butt moving as he worked, so I knew he wasn’t.  These are the bees that I like – the ones that are concentrating on their work and not buzzing around my head making me run for cover :).

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17 Responses to Busy Bee

  1. dorannrule says:

    Astounding and beautiful!

  2. Amazingly cool!!! 🙂 **

  3. zelmare says:

    😀 The other day I tried to photograph a bee – didn’t work! He was so busy flitting from flower to flower, he just wouldn’t sit still long enough for me to take a picture. Nice one.

    • That’s why I was so excited about this one because he just sat there. I didn’t even have my camera with me. I was just checking my flowers, saw him, ran inside to get my camera, and he was still there waiting for me when I came back outside. Lucky day for me!!

  4. Jeff Sinon says:

    Great shot Cindy.

    By any chance was it early in the day and on the cool side? I’ve come across the same thing before and it makes it really easy to get a photograph. When it’s chilly out they can’t fly very well, if at all. Now I just need a way to get them to stay still when it is warmer out… 😉

  5. Adam Allegro says:

    Lovely macro 🙂 Very well shot.

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