Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Honeybees and Red Flowers

Honeybee (Apis mellifera)
Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpureaTomato Soup’)

Sneezeweed
HeleniumRed Army'
Synonyms: Helen's Flower, Dogtooth Daisy

25 comments:

DrillerAA09 said...

Very nice captures of nature at work. Have a wonderful Ruby Tuesday.

Hootin' Anni said...

Stunning!!! They both are such winners! Fantastic.

My RT is posted. And just above is a unscientific poll you may want to cast your 'vote'. Happy Tuesday.

Stephanie V said...

Oh, I've never seen a red coneflower before. That is beautiful! I want one, too.

Snowcatcher said...

Your photography and flowers are stunning! Thank you for sharing!

Vita Stunder said...

Beautiful shots!
Happy WW :)

irina said...

Very nice flowers!!

Happy WW!

amanda said...

Sneezeweed? Cute name... Gorgeous shots, love your beautiful work!

~Just me again~ said...

Very nice capture!

Dianne said...

stunning!!
especially the 2nd shot
the bee looks like a diamond on the flower's ring

jams o donnell said...

Wow such beautiful flowers and beautifulbees!

SandyCarlson said...

Sneezeweed? That's hysterical. I'm standing back and enjoying from here. Those wings are gorgeous.

NickTay said...

wow...you captured the bee! Amazing! :)

Paul said...

those are amazing shots! thanks for sharing

napaboaniya said...

Very lovely shots with nice DOF in the backdrop.
The bee is beautifully captured too :)

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Purple coneflower,
honeybees adore your scent—
you can’t shake them off!

My Ruby Tuesday

Dora said...

The bee is enjoying itself. :D

Lori said...

Great shots...you know we couldnt survive without Bee's?? I learned that from the Bee movie;) Happy WW.

Indrani said...

Good for us if they are busy like this for ever.

Josh Patel said...

These are some of the best pictures I haveever seen. How did you ever manage to capture the honeybee? Keep up the great work.
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- Josh

Sara Chapman in Seattle said...

Chris, what a great page, as usual. Your stuff is just so fabulous, in subject, execution and information, it really raises the bar for all of us who love to photograph flowers. Love the swirly begonia leaf. Thanks! Sara

Arija said...

The second shot of the flower floating like a hovercraft is just wonderful.

i beati said...

special color sandy

Bevson said...

I love that the flower is called tomato soup. If the deer didn't eat cone flowers I would try to grow it. The perspective on the bottom picture is fabulous.

Carletta said...

Excellent macros and perfect rubies!

maryt/theteach said...

Digital, as usual your photos are extraordinary! Send me your home address and I'll send you a little RED lighthouse postcard from New York for Ruby Tuesday!