Tag Archives: Sunflowers

Summer Evening Nectar

I captured this lovely shot last evening while I was sitting out on the patio with my sister after a bike ride, and I really adore the way it turned out!  ♥

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This bumble was quite large, and right before I snapped that photo, it had just latched onto a grasshopper that was in its way and moved it around to the backside of the flower…

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It’s a one-legged grasshopper that I’ve been seeing hanging around the patio for the  past several days, and I just thought it was so amazing that the bee did that!

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While over on this other sunflower however, the big bumble wasn’t as pushy (probably because this particular sunflower is further developed and provided more feeding areas) and it was willing to share its summer evening meal of nectar with a honey bee…

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All sorts of different types of bees having been visiting my sunflowers (and I’ve really been enjoying watching them and trying to photograph them!)  Here is a shot I took a bit earlier in the day of an interesting looking bee with a green upper body and head…

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 How odd, I’ve never seen anything like it before!

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I have several more pictures that turned out quite nicely too, but I’ll spare you from looking at them all.  After all… how many photos of bees on sunflowers photos does one need to see?  😉

Well maybe just one more…

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I used my mom’s camera to take these shots as my sunflowers are like 10 feet tall and her camera has a better zoom than mine.  I’m really delighted by the way they all turned out, so I may need to see about using it more often, hopefully she won’t mind…