Pollination

sunflower bee
This is a burst of summer sunshine! Taken in Chicago’s Jackson Park, this photograph is a great capture. With amazing patience, John Lodder was able to get a clear shot of this bee collecting pollen. The insect has glimmers of golden nectar clinging to its fuzzy body, the translucent wings eerily still while it balances.

The crop is also of note – the bee and the flower to the left are in focus, giving the impression the bee is in constant movement and will be visiting the anthers of this sweet neighbor next. The soft space between them gives the eyes a break from the gold and also provides a path for the bee’s eventual travel. In all, this is a wonderful composition.

Thank you for posting your photograph via creative commons, John!

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