Friday, 19 June 2009

Fingerprint Friday

 I thought i had a bust morning but just look at how industrious this little chap has been, his pollen sacks are brimming full. It is  a common misconception  that according to the laws of aerodynamics  the Bumblebee should be incapable of flight due to its dense body size in relation to its small wing span.  Science has since proved that the Bumblebee beats its wings 200 times a second and thus achieves flight. ( Although i think 200 times a second is also pretty impressive!)
I rather liked the idea that there are some of His mysteries we cannot unravel and that the Bumblebee just gets on with his life regardless.  : )
Still i was thrilled to capture this tiny creation on my camera and marveled at his beauty.
I think i am right in saying he is a Buff-tailed bumblebee, Bombus terrestris.

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Erica said...

beautiful pictures!! wow!

raining sheep said...

Funny we were just talking about bees. We have a ton of honey bees here in Alberta and they are all dying out for some reason....honey is getting expensive.

artsyclay said...

great photos! Bees are such hard workers.

♥ happy fingerprint friday ♥

Rosebud Collection said...

What wonderful photos..I am always trying to catch a few bees at work.
Have to admit, I get a little nervous, when they take off and I am standing near. Yet, I still go around looking for them.
Beautiful fingerprint..

Michelle said...

What a great fingerprint!! I love the photos...what a busy little bee!!

Thanks for the comment love. Hope you have a great weekend!

Beadin By The Sea said...

Oh, what great photos! Bees are such marvelous creatures... great fingerprint!

PamperingBeki said...

Bees amaze me too!!

Great pictures. I know how hard it is to catch those!