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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