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Bee packing pollen by Celeste Mookherjee

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Shortly after the sun broke through the morning overcast yesterday, I was exploring a favorite patch of cosmos blooms. Mr. Bee flew right into my shot, and he was really loaded with pollen. Check out that saddlebag! (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 50m macro, f/6.3, 1/500 sec., ISO 200, morning sun, handheld)

Top 10 in “Heavily Pollinated Bugs" challenge in Bugs and Animals on Flowers/Foliage in Macro group (August 2014)

Top 10 (3rd Place) in “Bees with LOTS of Pollen” challenge in Bees & Wasps group (June 2013)

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  • Teresa Pople
    Teresa Popleover 3 years ago

    I’ve never seen so much pollen on a single bee !! What a beautifully detailed and executed piec of work Celeste, lovely

  • That was exactly my reaction to the huge pollen load on this bee, and in truth I really didn’t see how much pollen until I brought the image up on my computer. Thanks, Teresa!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 3 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL work,

  • Thanks very much, Ann.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Bradley Nichol
    Bradley Nicholover 3 years ago
    • Nicely done Celeste :-)
  • Thank you, Bradley!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyover 3 years ago

    excellent ! I love bees

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 3 years ago

    Thanks, Elaine. Yes, they are wonderful little creatures.

  • WildestArt
    WildestArtover 1 year ago

  • Thanks very much!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thank you, Larry!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • WildestArt
    WildestArt4 months ago

  • Thanks very much!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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