SUMMER BEES IN A DORSET GARDEN (2)


RED-TAILED BUMBLEBEES (BOMBUS LAPIDARIUS)

Classic view, feeding on hyssopRed-tailed Bumblebee Bombus lapidarius, Dorset (Keith Salvesen)

This bee has a fair-sized mite on its backRed-tailed Bumblebee Bombus lapidarius, Dorset (Keith Salvesen)

A frankly rather indelicate shot – somehow the light produced this extraordinary colouring of the ‘tail’Red-tailed Bumblebee Bombus lapidarius, Dorset (Keith Salvesen)

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4 thoughts on “SUMMER BEES IN A DORSET GARDEN (2)

    • That’s very good to hear! I very nearly suppressed the bottom one on the grounds of… too much bottom. But the colour was astonishing after I’d downloaded it. Unexpected. Modern photography. ‘Designed to provoke a reaction in the beholder’, as art gallery blurbs sometimes insist. RH

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