Monday, September 24, 2012


Honeybee by andiwolfe
Honeybee, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

Steve and I spent a couple of hours at Whetstone Prairie yesterday morning. I still had my Canon EF 100 mm f/2.8L lens on the camera and so spent my time doing macro photography. The bees are really active this time of year - foraging for nectar and pollen to furnish their hives for the long cold season when nectar will not be available. In this image you can see the bee's tongue probing one of the tubular flowers of the inflorescence typical of the sunflower family. The bee has grasped the pistil of the flower to steady itself in the wind.

1 comment:

Kipkimo said...

Great close-up !