BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY

METALLIC BEE

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Metallic FlyThis is a metallic or sweat bee. Their attractive colouring make them one of my favourite bees. We don’t see many of them but when we do they often have a dusting of pollen that makes them stand out even more. You might notice another insect making its way up the underside of the flower. Had I seen it when I was taking the photo I would have remained to witness the encounter.

20 thoughts on “METALLIC BEE

  1. How pretty, he’s definitely one ‘busy bee’ collecting that pollen!

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  2. I love these bees – they are so beautiful!

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  3. Great photo Belinda! Like the colors on the Bee!

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  4. Incredible insect and fantastic photo, Belinda.

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  5. I think the bee and the flower conspired to coordinate their clothing– gorgeous!

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  6. A lovely photograph, friend!

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  7. Now we’ll always wonder what happened when the two met face to face.

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  8. I am not sure that I (the insect below) would enjoy encountering such a large, well-armoured and muscle-bound looking bee! From my (the human) perspective the bee looks most attractive and has collected a lot of pollen along its way – all good signs of a healthy ecological environment.

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