Friday, May 18, 2012

Get on that flower

 I'm not really in a chatty mood right now, so just check out these guys who really dig pollinating.  (Sphinx Moth, honey bee (I think), some guy I can't remember, another honey bee, Longhorn Beetle and the head and butt shot of some other guy who I have yet to identify...). 

13 comments:

Arija said...

Wish I could take shots like that.

I do hope you are feeling better . . . about a lot of things.

XOX . . . ;Ārija

Aina said...

Very nice macro!
Have a nice day!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

your Sphinx Moth looks like our Hummingbird Moths do, and they are such beauties. Enjoyed your bees as well. Hoping that you have a Happy weekend Jill~

Friend of HK said...

Beautiful macro photos!

Hilda R.B said...

Beautiful. Great macro.

Barb said...

The first time I saw a Sphinx Moth I mistook it for a hummer! Great insect shots!

biobabbler said...

Tasty treats, thanks. =) The last one looks like (tho' I'm no expert) a scarab beetle I shot once that specializes in flowers. very cute. It was clinging to a Mariposa lily (http://biobabbler.blogspot.com/2010/06/coleopteran-and-calochortus-careening.html). Anyhow, a place to start if you wanna search bugguide.net

Randi said...

Amazing shots! Beautiful macros.

Costin Comba said...

So beautiful. Absolutely wonderful. Have a great week. Greetings from Romania.

Judy said...

Incredible captures! My favourites are the two action shots - the sphinx moth and the second honeybee! Love the wings in action!

lina@women said...

I'm amazed with your shots. You've captured it perfectly!

Agni said...

Just magic !!!!
Hugs from Greece

Laloofah said...

The Sphinx Moth photo is stunning! I saw a Sphinx Moth on my patio a few years ago while I was sitting there reading and s/he was going after the Million Bells. At first I thought s/he was a hummingbird, and when I noticed s/he wasn't, I had no clue what I was looking at! After some time on the internets, I was able to identify my unusual visitor as a Sphinx Moth. I got some photos, but never saw him/her again. And supposedly there aren't any Sphinx Moths n WY! Go figure. Maybe you should come up this way and study this! :-)