Common Bumblebee and Purple Aster

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© Andrea Petersen
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Pleasant words are as an honeycomb sweet to the soul, and health to the bone...
Proverbs 16:24

If the common bumble bee
Robust and healthy
Got paid by the hour
For its labor
Pollinating each flower
It would be wealthy...
As far as I could see
The bumble bee
Was a bit faster
Than its neighbor
The honey bee
Smaller in stature
Sipping on an Aster.
Poetry by me AJP

I don't know how valid my observations are between who works faster, the honey bee or the common bumblebee...except I noticed it was a little easier to capture the honey bee on camera than it was the common bumble bee who flitted around from one flower to the next, sometimes out of range, playing hide and go seek with my camera......I finally got lucky and captured one when it was still:)

14 responses

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (6 Oct 2010):

    gorgeous color!

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (6 Oct 2010):

    very nice close up, great colors and details.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (6 Oct 2010):


  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (6 Oct 2010):

    An absolutely beautiful close-up capture, the colours are amazing!!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (7 Oct 2010):

    A very beautiful and difficult shot! Bumblebees are in constant motion.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (7 Oct 2010):

    A perfect capture, Andrea! The detail is fabulous....well done!!

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (7 Oct 2010):

    Beautiful macro! Well done.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (7 Oct 2010):

    Gorgeous colors and excellent capture - you know the phrase, "busy as a bee" : )

  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (7 Oct 2010):

    beautiful photo!!!like it

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (7 Oct 2010):

    Excellent, Andrea. Incredible clarity and detail. Love that purple.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (8 Oct 2010):

    Excellent capture, this shot somehow makes me feel happy..

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (8 Oct 2010):

    Fabulous shot!! This is a happy Summery shot!!

  • Linda Heck

    Linda Heck gave props (20 Oct 2010):

    Incredible shot

  • jaume morera guixa

    jaume morera guixa gave props (19 Jul 2016):

    Maravillosa !!!

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