Bees Getting Busy

I was wandering around the backyard on this rainy Sunday morning when I decided to take some pictures of a bumblebee visiting my sunflowers. Some of the image turned out better than this one, especially in terms of clarity, but when I was downloading the files I noticed that this image featured both a honeybee and a bumblebee.

I also liked the way the bumblebee looked more like a leaping anteater than a member of the bee genus Bombus. I snapped the picture just as the insect's wings went into a downstroke and the hind legs had just finished lofting the bumblebee into the air.

There are more productive ways to spend a Sunday morning than by taking pictures of bees, but when you are a geek like me, nature sometimes takes precedence.