Friday, May 01, 2009

Cactus bee

Inspired by fellow bug-hunter Ron H. I sought out the fuzzy brown cactus bees at the arboretum.

I like the frizzly-looking pollen in this picture, and the frizzly-pollen pantaloons the bee is sporting. But beyond that, my little camera falls short. (Yes, I'm blaming the camera.)

detail of photo by Ron Hemberger

Ron's camera captured not only the delightful "fur" of the bee, but also the surprisingly (to me anyway) triangular shape of the pollen. You can see more views of Ron's bee here.

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