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Today I’m taking part in the Macro Monday photo challenge. You can click on each photo for a larger view. If you like what you see, I encourage you to subscribe so you can enjoy the new photos I post a few times a week.
The large white poppy with a yellow center featured below is called a Matilija poppy, more technically Romneya coulteri. This giant white poppy is a native flower of California. I saw these two poppies at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and not in the middle of nature, where it’s probably too dry for these flowers to easily bloom with our ongoing drought. The bees seemed to really like them and they let me take their pictures without a fuss. Enjoy these few macros of bees on white poppies!
Check out the huge bags full of pollen on this bee’s legs. That’s quite a busy bee!
I wonder what honey made with these Matilija poppies would taste like, but these flowers really attracted the bees.
Such a hard worker and you captured him so wonderfully! Great detail!
Thank you. Those bees are hard workers indeed.
I like how you caught the bee in mid-air, coming in for a landing!
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Thank you! I find it fascinating to see how they approach a flower for landing.