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7/5/2009

Who Knew? Green Bee on Blanket Flower

Who Knew? Green Bee on Blanket Flower

Who knew? ┬áThere are green bees! Tiny. Very strange. Maybe even the original of the Green Hornet (though, outside comics, there is not such actual insect.) It took me an hour of searching to find a name for this critter on the internet…or rather to confirm the name that popped immediately to mind. Green bee. Genius Agapostemon. Appears there are many species and I am not certain which this is, but it is without doubt, a green bee…tiny and jewel like in its metalic splendor, posed on this Blanket Flower, right in our front yard.

Sony DSC H50 at full wide and macro. F3.2 @ 1/60th @ ISO 100. Programed auto.

In Lightroom, just a slight crop from the right for composition, added Clarity and Vibrance, and Landscape sharpen preset.

And here without the bee, an even closer view of the Blanket Flower.

Extreme Blanket Flower

Extreme Blanket Flower

From Around Home, Kennbunk ME.

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