CMMC: August Close-up or Macro

Our dear friend, the bumblebee which used to be called “the humblebee,” because it has no stinger.
Crocus
Brocoli

Travel Words: Life in Colour : Blue – 10 July 2021

On the right (above) is a close up of the tiles on the left.

I hope I didn’t go overboard with this challenge, but I have a lot of images with blues. I took a couple of these expressly for Travel Words Life in Colours Challenge. That blue jay was not very cooperative about posing for the photo. I’ve actually had a blue jay dive bomb my heard when I got too close to one of their nests.

Bees and Butterflies: 28 June 2021

This is someone new. I love her striped abdomen and green thorax. She was fairly petite as well.
We’ve seen this little lady (or her sisters) before.
This was taken September 2019, but never posted until now.
Another capture from September 2019.
June 5, 2021
Last but not least from September 2019.

So far this year, I’ve only seen a couple tiger swallow tails. I’ve not seen any monarchs. Last year, I only saw a couple of monarchs. I’m really worried about these larger butterflies. There can be no doubt that they are in decline, at least here in Maryland. I don’t usually plug charities on Beautiful Photographs, but I can’t help but put in a word for the Monarch Butterfly Fund.

Cee’s FOTD Challenge: June 18, 2021

I’ve no idea what kind of flower this is, but I couldn’t resist posting because of the bumblebee.

The image on left is a better shot of the blossom, as opposed to the bee. These photos were taken on June 15, 2021.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Shiny

I don’t think that they come shinier, note the clouds reflected in the paint.
The Annunciation
Even their fuzzy thorax reflects light off of the busy bee.

Submitted to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge with the topic of shiny.

Lens-Artists Challenge #144 – Taking Flight

Here are my contribution to Lens-Artists photo challenge #144 – Taking Flight.

This bee is actually zooming in for a landing.
This was a difficult capture but I think it looks pretty cool.
This honeybee is just getting ready to take off.
This dragonfly looks like it has a big smile on its face.