A favourite of mine.
Bumble Bee with distinctive yellow bands.
This is a small bee. I do not think it is a honey bee but maybe a leaf cutter bee.
Wasps love the Goldenrod.
Small Wasp covered in Goldenrod pollen.
This Bumblebee looks like it is sugar coated.
This is a Brown Belted Bumblebee. Shot at f14 and shutter 1/320.
This is a Brown Belted Bumblebee.
Bumblebees are hairy.
Bee approaches the flower. F14, 1/200 shutter speed with a flash.
This is a scary insect. They like meat and sweet stuff.
Last before winter.
This is possibly a Giant Resin Bee. It is an invasive species.
Giant Resin Bee. Shot at 1/640, ISO 640, and f-14.
A Wasp. Yellow Jacket.
This may be a wasp as it has no fur.
Carpenter Bee in flight.
This is a Red Paper wasp as seen in Kentucky. Getting a drink of water.
It has been a very cool, dismal spring. This photo was taken on the first nice day.
Bees are rare this spring, but a Wasp posed briefly for me.
Another cool, grey spring. The blossoms are slow to bloom, and the bees are rare this year.
Taken at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington, Ontario. My Sigma 180mm macro and a doubler works well.
This is a scary looking wasp.
Just an awesome looking creature.
This may be a bicolored agapostemon bee.
A thing of scary beauty.
Although scary, these guys wanted to eat the pollen.
After eating pollen, this wasp started to clean itself.
I do not know what this insect is.
Also at the RBG. 1/400, f13, iso 640 and no flash.
Cool and windy. Few bees about. F10, 1/500 shutter, iso 800.
This a Carpenterbee. ISO 800, f14 shutter speed 1/320. Also used a doubler.
A Honey Bee. Used my 180mm with a doubler. F18, 1/400, iso 500.
A Honey Bee. Seems to be sampling the pollen. F18, 1/400, iso 500.
Shot at f10, 1/400 shutter speed. Flash used.
This is my example of the Bee's Knees. F11, 1/640 shutter. Flash used,
This is a Sweat bee. They seem to prefer this Chicory weed for some reason.
A Honey Bee.
These are a rather small bee.
What I found out this year is that a Carpenter bee looks very similar to the Bumblebee. This is a Bumblebee because it has a furry face and abdomen.
Shot at 1/2500, f9, iso 1000.