Saturday, March 21, 2009

Camera Critters # 50

Camera Critters by Misty Dawn, go here to see who's participating.


The Honey Bees finally came out on some warm days to gather nectar from the Crocus. The beauty of the Crocus is only enhanced by the Honey Bees visiting. You can see the pollen on the bee's legs as he does the work. This one is really working hard to get every drop.
The Honey Bees had a lot of choices of which flower to check.
This one is making an approach with the wings beating furiously.
It was good to see them back, even if it was only for a day.

33 comments:

Dina said...

Yep, it's a good sign of spring, Fishing Guy. Lovely happy pictures you give us here.

Ken Conger Photography said...

Nice series. #2 is my fav. Spring is almost here. Blue Skies.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Tom, still feeling well???? I hope! We have Crocus--but I haven't seen any honey bees yet.

I got outside and cleaned our rock sidewalk (from the front of the house around the side to the back deck). I cleaned up those left-over nuts/acorns from fall, lots of leaves and sticks. Dirty job--but it needed to be done!!! I would have thought that the squirrels would have gotten the nuts--but there were just too many this past Fall.

Have a great weekend.
Betsy

Kilauea Poetry said...

Oh my..this is so lovely!!

kayleen said...

Nice macros of the bees and crocuses. I guess the bees agree with the calendar that spring is here!

Nebraska Birding

Dirk said...

Nice pictures, but liked the other bird pictures also very much.

ViennaDaily said...

The crocuses with the bee on it is beautiful! Seems spring is really up ;)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Those are amazing pictures.Bees and crocus,what could say spring better?
Blessings,Ruth

Grammy said...

Those were very beautiful shots. I am so happy spring is here.

Teena in Toronto said...

Purple is my fav colour!

I played too :)

Carletta said...

You got some really nice spring shots FG!

The mallards in the previous post were quite good as well.

My post is on my photoblog: Carletta’s Captures.

Flo said...

Great pics!! That's always a sign of spring!!

Mine is up over at Feather, Fur and Fins.

storyteller said...

Wonderful series! I've been trying to capture the bees on my flowers w/o much success, but I have shared birds at Happily Retired Gal and Small Reflections today ... dogs at Sacred Ruminations.
Hugs and blessings,

Willard said...

Tom, I hope you are doing well! This is an absolutely beautiful series. It makes me wish for warmer weather here.

I also really enjoyed your bird and sky watch posts. There is just so much beauty around us and what a joy it is to photograph and record it.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The bees look very happy! No bees here yet!

Babooshka said...

We need to protect honey bess. Einstein had a thing about bees and whatcing there numbers. Fabulous close ups.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

I was stung the other day at the beach. It hurt!

Rose said...

These are fabulous captures!

Pietro said...

Fishing Guy, you've photographed so well the busy bees on the flowers. Lovely interesting sequence.

Luke Wiley said...

I Love these!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh gosh i think it is still too cold for bees around us, Love the photo of the bees and the crocus

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Excellent captures my friend!! It seems like spring is on the way and everybody feels better now that it is getting warmer. Cold weather can really put a damper on your spirits sometimes.

How are things with you Tom? Feeling much better I hope?

Gina said...

Some fabulous photos here..the bees and crocuses are lovely! :D

Lapa37 said...

I sure did see the pollen busy little bees.The first sign of spring for me is the darn spiders are in the house.I would so much rather have the bees. How are you feeling? I hope all is well.

Rhea said...

A very busy little bee! Nice photos!

Abe said...

Very nice closeups, Tom. I am looking forward to bees this spring.

Gretchen said...

Great shots! The bees aren't out flying here yet, but I'll "capture" them for my blog as soon as I see them. People look at me like I'm crazy when I sit on the trail and happily snap away at the bees and other bugs. :)

Twisted Fencepost said...

Great shots, FG. As usual.
I like trying to get shots of the bees and other flying creatures. Sometimes it's not easy. Which is part of the challenge.

Misty Dawn said...

Great captures! You have flowers blooming already???

I hope you are doing wonderful, my friend - I continue to keep you in my prayers.

Judy said...

My daughter used to draw her 3 year old version of the pollen baskets on the bee legs. Thanks for the memories!

Janet, said...

I dont' think I've seen bees yet. The crocus are so delicate looking.

TSannie said...

How wonderful to see a HONEY bee!
Your crocus are as pretty as mine.

Tipper said...

Yay Bees!! I love it when you show bees-cause you always get such good pictures of them!