Sunday, May 8, 2011

Sweat Bee on Star of Bethlehem flower... Spring 2011.

sweat bee on star of Bethlehem flower
I believe this tiny Sweat Bee is Augochlora pura based on research in BugGuide. They move really fast while gathering pollen so it's tricky to get a clear shot. Their iridescent colors always catch my eye in the garden.

As for the flower, it seems to be a defective Star of Bethlehem in that it only has five petals whereas every other one blooming in my garden has the typical six-petal flower form of Ornithogalum umbellatum. The flowers are gorgeous and have volunteered themselves all over my garden.

I'll be posting this to Macro Monday over at Lisa's Chaos... you should check it out! Her blog is pretty terrific!

12 comments:

  1. That is a wonderful photo!

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  2. Love this photo! I just love capturing photos of insects and other critters.

    Thank you for your caption! I didn't think of that. I'll put a link to your blog when I post your caption next week.

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  3. That's a perfect photo and great subjects! Nice work!

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  4. Fantastic details of the bee and flower Victoria!

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  5. I liked this one very much.

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  6. This is really a great shot. Perfect sharpnes and light. Well done!

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  7. WOW...amazing capture! LOVE that focus.

    I sure hope you can join in on Scavenger Hunt Sunday very soon. :)

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  8. Fine macro, beautiful picture.

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  9. What a pretty green bee! That really is a great macro photo!

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  10. You can never go wrong with 'sweet' and 'star' in the same title, Victoria! :) I love them both.

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  11. The comment I left yesterday was eaten alive, Victoria, but anything 'sweet' and 'star' put together like this has got to be heavenly.

    Hopefully we're back to 'normal' now with Blogger?!

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  12. Wonderful pictures on your blog Victoria..... very well done.

    Greetings from Holland, Joop

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