Honeybee Pollinating Crocus Flower
This is a close-up (macro) shot of a bee working its magic on a Crocus flower in early spring. I was able to get up close and personal with my 100mm macro lens without disturbing the bee. You can clearly see the pollen covering the bee like glitter.
Crocus is a genus of flowering plants in the iris family comprising 90 species of perennials growing from corms. Many are cultivated for their flowers appearing in autumn, winter, or spring. The spice saffron is obtained from the stigmas of Crocus sativus, an autumn-blooming species. Crocuses are native to woodland, scrub, and meadows from sea level to alpine tundra in North Africa and the Middle East, central and southern Europe, in particular Krokos, Greece, on the islands of the Aegean, and across Central Asia to Xinjiang Province in western China.
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April 15th, 2013
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