Sunday, October 25, 2009

Today's Flowers # 63

My friend Luiz from Brazil does the Today's Flowers Meme, check it out. Come and join with your flower photos. Sunday at 2 GMT is the post time.

The beauty of this Pink Dahlia was past but the bees were still interested in the flower.
The Bumblebee in the center was accompanied by a Metallic Green Bee.
I name certainly fits with the fluorescent green color.
The Dahlias are now all brown from a freeze and will be putting on no more show this year except through my photos.

44 comments:

wenn said...

that's beautiful with the bee..

darsden said...

Too cool, you sure have a way with a camera fishing guy. They fly off on me I can't catch them...

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

That is a beauty Tom and I do love the bugs. :)

Carletta said...

So you glad you said the dahlias were brown now. I was looking out my window wondering how you could still have flowers. :)
I like the mottled color of the bloom at this stage and the bees are a added attraction.
Nicely captured.

Happily Retired Gal said...

WOW ... critters AND flowers in your lovely macro photos ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Gretchen said...

WOW! Just beautiful!

Twisted Fencepost said...

That's the beauty of photography. It's recorded and we can enjoy it any time we like.
Doesn't smell as pretty though. tee hee

Warren Baker said...

strange little green bee FG. Everything is closing down for the winter now.

Gaelyn said...

Beautiful bloom and nice close up of the bees.

Light and Voices said...

The last photograph is my favorite. Nice job!
Joyce M

Jo Castillo said...

Sigh, such beauties. All the birds are great, too. Such variety.

Carver said...

You got some great shots of the bees on the dhalia. The detail on the bees is amazing.

Gunilla said...

Beautiful flower and the bee.
Great shot.

Thanks for visiting me too
Gunilla

guild-rez said...

Enjoy as long as you can!!
Lovely pitures including the bees;)
Great shots!!

Tricia said...

poor lil guys - they'll have to wait til next flower season! hehehee

Nance said...

I have never seen that kind of bee before (metallic green)
I just came in the house after lifting all my dahlias, they're good to go for next spring.

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful flower. Great green bee!!
Luiz Ramos

SquirrelQueen said...

Great capture on the bees, they thought the dahlia was still tasty.

I have a few flowers left but soon will be reaching into my files as well.

Through Squirrel Eyes

VALKYRIEN said...

It is nice to have beautiful shots to look at, when the winter comes! And what a funny little bee, I have never seen the little green bee before!

Nice shots of both the fading dahlia and the bees!

imac said...

Flower Power Tom.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

"Dahlias are one of those garden delights that have soft and delicate petals yet beautifully layered by nature and arrayed with multiple colours to attract helpful visitors such as bees who are free to please themselves."~@lcd, 26 Oct 2009

Featured here

Tina said...

Busy to the last moment..you gotta love the working ethic of a bee even tho frost and killer cold weather will stop its need to do.
Great shots and I love your ducky header shot! Great capture!!!

Darla said...

I think you need to show larger views of your gardens..you have so much beauty in them...love the bees!

Life Ramblings said...

those are gorgeous shots and nice macro views of the bees.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

This is a good time of year to shoot the bees as they are a little sluggish.

Nothing but the memories, now.

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Hi Fishing, my great friend

Thanks for visiting my blog!
Your flowers and your critters are always fantastic.
I had few time to blog sorry!

Hugs

Luiz

moorebloglife said...

How funny I have a pink Dahlia as well but minus all the awesome bugs, these are terrific!

Naturegirl said...

Great macros of the buzzing bees getting their last bit of miracle juice
from the stunning pink Dahlia!
Love the duck header..have a wonderful week F.G.

Lawstude said...

i am torn between what's more beautiful - the flower or the insect. both ceratinly have their charms. great close-up shot.

by the way, i already have my own domain, pls update my link to www.lawstude.net :) tnx fg.

Kcalpesh said...

Bee had to Bee where it had bee-n till the picture had bee-n shot. The picture of the flower and the bee. Nice shot...................

- Pixellicious Photos

Pietro said...

What splendid macro photos, Tom!

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Philip said...

Hi Tom it seems the insects are trying to squeeze the last bit of pollen out they can before winter nice shots !!

ellen said...

lovely flowers. i love it. mine is up. hope to hear from you soon.
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Regina said...

Gorgeous and amazing!

Tulip said...

lovely pink dahlia, love its soft pink color.

my entry: http://southbrowneyes.blogspot.com/

Sreddy Yen said...

Beautiful capture of the bees! How on earth does everybody get this right? I guess my "stalking" skills suck because everytime I get close to an insect, it flys away! Or have you also started to make little claymations like the Bug Lady (LOL - just kidding!)

Craver Vii said...

Oh boy!! I clicked on that close-up of the little green bee, and WOW! --What amazing detail!! So, it looks like they have a set of large compound eyes and a set of little simple eyes. Do you know whether that's what we're looking at?

Tipper said...

Love the bee-and amazing you got the 2 in one flower.

SandyCarlson said...

The shift supervisor and a trainee!

Lilli & Nevada said...

You did well in that photo shoot.. great capture of the bee.

Lanny said...

Nice bees! That green fellow is interesting for sure.

Carolyn Ford said...

I love the dahlia and the bee! Very very nice macro!

Mary said...

Love that green bee....cool! Of course the flower is beautiful, also :-)