Sunday, June 13, 2010

Close Encounter/ Macro Monday

Tiny bee on wild blue iris

I used my zoom lens to take this photo so the bee (or is it a  WASP?)  didn't know I was there, thank goodness.

To see what a wild iris (Iris versicolor) looks like, click HERE.

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26 comments:

Betty said...

Very cool picture and I love the color of the flower,
Hugs♥♥♥

Shammickite said...

It's a good idea to stay quite a distance away from those wasps, just in case they object to having their picture taken.

Lynette said...

Wow! That's a great photo.

Rambling Woods said...

Great photo..I am not good on bees and wasps yet...funny I did a bee this week too....Michelle

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Beautiful pattern and colors on those iris petals. And you got the bee in the shot too!

awarewriter said...

Looks like a wasp to me? Nice shot. I was trimming along a wall with hand clippers one fall day and disturbed wasps, They are mean. I had no idea I could run that fast, still, I got a few stings.

Small City Scenes said...

Now that is just beautiful. Sometimes I use my zoom also. Easier and doesn't make a shadow either.
This is great. MB

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Carletta said...

Since its feeding on pollen and not being a predator I'm going with bee. :)
Great catch!

(Carletta's Captures)

Mo said...

Superb

Luckaa said...

It is great!

dawn said...

Such a great shot! You really got up close and personal with that one!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

'close encounter'....of nature's kind. Love the purple flower.

Duranta Blossom is my macro shot for the week. I hope to see you visit with me if you can. Have a glorious Monday.

Louis la Vache said...

Great macro shot!
Glad you didn't get stung regardless of whether it is a bee or a wasp!

Titania said...

How very intriguing and pretty to see the pattern of this lovely flower with an additional bonus of a snacking wasp! The wild Orchid is enchanting in its own habitat.

Dave said...

what a great macro shot, love the vibrant colours here.

BJ Roan said...

Love the color and the bee. Good use of the zoom. ;)

see you there! said...

Great detail in this one. Glad the bee/wasp didn't notice you.

Darla

Kathy said...

I've enjoyed your wildflowers the last two days. Great specimens.

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful macro!I love the violet colour!
Léia

Honey Mommy said...

Cool! I love it when I accidentally capture pictures of insects! They move so quickly that it's hard to get a good one.

angelcel said...

Great capture. :)

maiaT said...

Great macro, lovely color and details.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

That iris is gorgeous and bees love them. A beautiful capture.

Dharma Shots said...

Cool photo! Was trying to capture one the other day but it was not a success. Brrr...

kaye said...

I love this one :)

Jay said...

I almost didn't see the insect, I was too busy looking at the lovely colour of the iris! He IS small, isn't he?

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