Flowers and other Flora

Maximilian

The dark side - I've been there
CR Pro
Nov 7, 2013
3,474
2,319
Germany
Our bee bushes are in full bloom and the bees are doing their work. The kids don’t like them. But they keep the bees busy and calm. I can set up a couple feet away and they really don’t care. Too busy working.
Do the kids not like the bushes or the bees?

Interesting species of bees. I haven't seen such ones in Europe.

Funny how those two pics look like they're continuing each other with the peduncle :ROFLMAO:
 

Del Paso

M3 Singlestroke
Aug 9, 2018
1,195
1,264
2021121252486C4A8907.jpg
 

Del Paso

M3 Singlestroke
Aug 9, 2018
1,195
1,264
Forgot to post the name...
Cypripedium calceolus (common name: ladies slipper or, in French, sabot de Venus)
 
  • Like
Reactions: jprusa

FamilyGuy

EOS RP
Feb 5, 2020
207
376
Do the kids not like the bushes or the bees?

Interesting species of bees. I haven't seen such ones in Europe.

Funny how those two pics look like they're continuing each other with the peduncle :ROFLMAO:

I believe the plant is actually a hybrid lavender to withstand our cold Michigan winters. We call them bee bushes for obvious reasons. And yes, it’s the bees the kids don’t like. But as I said, they really keep the bees occupied, so they’re pretty docile. Mostly honey bees and bumble bees. Not sure what kind of bumble bee it is. Tried Google, but doesn’t seem to show anything with a hairless abdomen.
 

jprusa

EOS RP
CR Pro
Apr 29, 2013
508
320
View attachment 197999 View attachment 198000

Our bee bushes are in full bloom and the bees are doing their work. The kids don’t like them. But they keep the bees busy and calm. I can set up a couple feet away and they really don’t care. Too busy working.
Those bees look like Carpenter bees which is somewhat good news for your kids. The males don't have a stinger and the females do but will not sting unless they have to , they are not aggressive but the bad news is they love to drill holes in wood.:) Nice Pictures!
 

FamilyGuy

EOS RP
Feb 5, 2020
207
376
3FCCBBE2-608B-4F94-A61C-08E0BCE7CAD0.jpeg
9DDEE312-94E0-4203-B658-E1374E774F72.jpeg


A 120 image stack using the RP and RF 85mm f2. Processed raw files in DPP4. Stacked using Affinity Photo. I included one of the source images just for fun. I enjoy the shallow DOF stacks for the sharp flower and blown out background. Artifacts can be a challenge though.