Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso

Monday, September 12, 2011

September 12

Yesterday I noticed the first passionflower of the season blooming on a vine along my walking route with Clover.  So today I went back with my macro filter intending to make a flower photo.  I was happy that these bees had noticed the flower too.  They are interesting bees.  First they're the size of big black jelly beans.  Also you can hear them buzzing about 15 feet away.  They're not that fast either.  Probably because they're so big.   I've never seen one of these bees caked in yellow pollen like this.  Usually they're just plain black, like the bee in the background.  I think the pollen adds a lot of color to the photo.  f/5 at 1/800, ISO400, 26mm.

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