Bombus Mixtus: A Fuzzy Yellow Insect-Bear by Wolf Read

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Morning showers dappled the vegetation with crystalline drops, beautiful spheres that persisted in the high humidity that followed. Without much warmth even by mid-afternoon, insects remained sluggish, and moved to locations painted with nurturing sunlight. During the equally cool evening that followed, a Mixed Bumble Bee (Bombus mixtus) warms itself in fading golden rays.

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Canon Rebel T1i (500D)
Canon EF 100mm 1:2.8 USM Macro
1/200 sec, f / 5.6, -1/3 EV, ISO 400

Minnekhada Regional Park, Coquitlam, BC
11 Jun 2010

Featured in Plight of the Bumble Bee in Oct 2010.


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I am a natural historian and published author, illustrator and photographer. I also take photography commissions and have had a wonderful time with a recent project for the University of British Columbia Farm. Many thanks for visiting my little space here on RedBubble, and thank you also for your purchases—they are very much appreciated.

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  • linaji
    linajialmost 4 years ago

    wow you are a fine wolf now and still these works of art you do with the bees and the bugs are just super duper!! FAV!

  • Hi, linaji, glad to see you drop in for a visit. Thanks for the nice comment, and I am glad you see the beauty. The light was perfect that evening, and I captured a few other insects before it faded. What’s funny is I forgot about this image, and it sat around on my HD until I rediscovered it today. When I saw it, I immediately thought—this should be on RB.

    – Wolf Read

  • linaji
    linajialmost 4 years ago

    October 2010

  • A belated thank you for the feature, linaji.

    – Wolf Read

  • Kate Farkas
    Kate Farkasabout 1 year ago

    What a cute bee! I’ve never seen one of these. Nice shot!

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