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4/30/2008

Wordless Wednesday: Bumble Bee on Steroids

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I guess I'm not used to seeing bumble bees. This guys was HUGE in my book. About 2" long and 1" thick. He would land on the flowers and the stems would start to bend.

15 comments:

Sandra Grauschopf said...

Wow, that guy is enormous! Beautiful pictures.

My WW was about people working too hard at the end of the month: http://contests.about.com/b/2008/04/30/wordless-wednesday-end-of-the-month-sweepstakes-exhaustion.htm

Nancy J. Bond said...

That's one gigantic bumblebee! Great shots!

Jean at Penny Lane said...

That is a huge bee for sure!
I have never seen one that big before.

My WW is a field of daffodils.
Hope you can stop by.

Dan said...

Bumblebees can get pretty big. But, even though they are smaller, yellowjackets just have that evil "I'm gonna get ya" look to them.

abie said...

cute picture...i love the color of the flower and its combintaion with the color of the bee.

mine is up. hope you can check it out too:

http://www.myplanetpurple.com/2008/04/wordless-wednesday-5-shapes.html
http://princessbela16.blogspot.com/2008/04/wordless-wednesday-5-playing-with-shark.html

Happy WW!

Tink *~*~* said...

Yikes! Hope it's not one of those African bees!

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My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

patientgardener said...

Great photos - you must be very patient

Killlashandra said...

He does look kinda big for a bumblebee. The ones around here seem half that size. Great capture of him on the flower though, I'd be afraid he might chase me down. ;)

Me & my puppies said...

Wonderful photo ~ it "Bees" good!

Anna said...

Stunning---I hope you are coping with finals and working too. Hugs!! I thought about you today. Sure seems like you are one of my youngins.

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

We love our bumblebees. Great pics.

Andrea said...

Hi! What a great blog! Love it! Hope to see more in the days to come :D

Layanee said...

I have seen some whopping large bumble bees in the last few days. Frost this morning so that should slow them down. Love all your sprouts!

Vanillalotus said...

Thank You everyone for stopping by for Wordless Wednesday! Thank you for all the nice comments on the photo. I guess it's not very uncommon to see a bumble bee this big. He was huge and my first sighting of one that big.

Zoƫ said...

I love bumblebees, we have all sorts over here. I love watching them on salvia or lavender, you can feel how excited they are about the treasure they are plundering! Great pictures.