Today I have some excellent photos of a bumblebee for you. I haven't seen very many that are better than these. I have something from just about every angle for you. Before any of you think that I'm shamelessly bragging, I would just like to say...
You're right! I am! I took these pictures all by myself, so I have the right to brag about every single shot. Not only that, these are only a small sample of the pictures I took of this bumblebee. I have many more that are at least as good as these.
Okay, now that I got the evil part out, I just want to say that this was an extremely lucky event, and this relaxed bumblebee was the one that made it all happen. Usually when I try to get pictures of a creature like this, it flies away before I get anything. This one waited patiently while I took every picture I wanted.
This bee was much too busy enjoying these milkweed blossoms to be afraid of me. In fact, it actually flew to a closer blossom while I was able to get twice as many pictures and more angles. This was a dream come true for me while I stood there and watched this bumblebee.
I have always admired the closeup pictures of bees and other insects I've seen at some of your blogs. I'm glad to be able to try to return a good closeup look at something like this. I'm sure you can guess how excited I was when I was taking these pictures.
The story part of this post is obviously full of more nonsense than usual, mostly because I want it to be more about the pictures this time. I got lucky enough to bring you some that I'm really proud of, and my camera even cooperated this time. The milkweed came out a little on the fuzzy side, but the bee is the thing this time.
If you want to find out a little more about bumblebees click here. For a little more information about milkweed you can click here. I've also written several other posts about milkweed. You can search my site for those if you want to read them. I recommend that if you want a few really odd stories today.
You know, I originally walked over to get a few pictures of the milkweed plant, but I saw the bee when I got up close. It didn't fly away so I started taking pictures of it instead. I can't describe how surprised I was when it didn't immediately fly away, and then when it stayed for so long. This plant must have been very tasty.
I'll return tomorrow with more natural wonders. Who knows what I might find next time? Nature is an amazing thing.