Sunday, July 12, 2009

Mellow Yellow Macro Monday

The little green bee lands on the anther and holds on for his meal.
He even hangs on upside down for the yummy pollen.
He makes sure he covers every little grain of pollen that's on the anther.
Sometimes he barely holds on in midair!

(Be sure to click the pictures to enlarge for best detail.)




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33 comments:

Thom said...

Gorgeous!!!

guild-rez said...

Wonderful pictures and great shots
of the the yellow iris. The capture of the insect is very interesting too.

quilly said...

What an interesting insect. Cool shots.

SandyCarlson said...

They do their best. Aren't we so very lucky!

Annie said...

What a wonderful series of photos, Carletta. I don't believe I have ever seen a green bee before.

b13 said...

Very cool shots... I'll play :)

Sally in WA said...

Wow, such a tiny little bee, too. Love the yellow in the flower. Very mellow. :-)

Rose said...

wonderful images, Carletta. I love that soft yellow color and that little bee is an acrobat!

Lin said...

Nice macros!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Beautiful yellow macro, Carletta. I felt as if I could almost reach out and touch the soft petals.

bettyl said...

Great photo set!

Tricia said...

LoL! That's funny - Very pretty flower, too!

Happy MYM!

The Laughing Idiot said...

These are great! Thanks for sharing.

Gattina said...

I had to look twice before I saw it, nice pictures !

To your question, yes it was Murano glass and the pictures taken in a workshop.

Mar said...

Lovely shots, that's the size of insects' macro my eyes can enjoy...
Beautiful flower!
Happy Monday!

Gattina said...

To your comment : No I didn't buy handbag, I am not a handbag fan, lol !

Karen said...

I love your yellow day lily and the little green critter. :-)

Nice set of captures !!!

I think my hubby is also getting quite used to stopping at my yell of 'Stop, I need to get a photo of ......' :-)

yyam said...

Fabulous macro shots!

katherine said...

wow..so beautiful..happy MYM

margie said...

so soft. definitely mellow.

Tammie Lee said...

the soft yellow is so inviting to me. Your photos are lovely!

Teena in Toronto said...

I wish I was that flexible!

I played too :)

Mary said...

What wonderful pictures. I love the yellow in the throat of the lily.

Kerri said...

Oh my....this is my third green bee today! I'd never seen one before until today - and yours is my third. I'm going out looking for these GREEN BEES! They are lovely...and so are your flowers!
Beautiful Macros!!

charmine said...

That is so very pretty!!Your photos are crisp and wonderful.

Raven said...

Gorgeous shots. It is amazing to watch bees and butterflies and birds do their acrobatics, isn't it? I love your shadow shot below too.

Regina said...

So vibrant.
Beautiful and superb as always!

Have a nice week.
Regina

SouthLakesMom said...

Beautiful bee and flower! Well done!

Neal said...

Very beautiful Carletta. Of course, I don't expect anything less from you.

Sue said...

Beautiful macro. Happy MYM!

amanda said...

Pretty little things they look so delicate and soft!

lisaschaos said...

Isn't it amazing what you find when you look through a lens?! Love the little fellow!

Happily Retired Gal said...

Marvelous mellow yellow photo story ... just delightful ;--)
Hugs and blessings,