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Elements
Tragopogonpratensis
Dandelion
nature and peace
Sunset at City Hall Park, Manhattan
The Drive-In
Yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii
Running Soul
Chicago, IL
Cookstove
South Looking North
Bees Knees
Hal, PhD
Walt
Snow Cabin
Fire Department, Cross
Power Station
Duck Hunter with his dogs
tomb of my loneliness
Southern carmine bee-eaters
Up Close and Personal
sunrise
Arcola, IL
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Bees Knees

A pollinating bee investigates a plant. I was drawn to this bee as it had so much bright yellow pollen that it almost looks like it is part of the body of the bee! I later discovered this is called a ‘Pollen Basket’ which specific species of bees have on their hind legs, and use it to carry the pollen more efficiently to the nest. I think they are really incredible insects.

TAGS: Lake, Nature, Sweden

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© Amy Picton.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 06.2018
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: June 18, 2018, 2:11 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Focal Length: 53mm
Shutter Speed: 1/250
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO200
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