A purple coneflower ( Genus Echinacea ) provides ample pollen for this Yellow-faced Bumble Bee ( Bombus vosnesenskii ). A small swarm of these fuzzy bees diligently collected their booty from a striking cluster of Echinacea blossoms, all within arm’s reach of a park bench.
Canon Rebel T1i (500D)
Canon EF 300mm 1:4 L IS USM
1/500 sec, f / 5.6, -1/3 EV, ISO 400
Tisdall Park, Vancouver, BC
23 Aug 2010