A Heavy Load

We have this really old tree peony in the garden which has fantastic big blooms every year.  Always, there are irridescent green beetles nestled inside the petals which are huge and shiny and look just like brooches.  I was trying to get a photo of one of those but they were buried too deep inside. However,  I did see this bee with his legs weighed down by nectar, barely able to stay airborne!

and lift off……..

I’ll try and capture one of the ‘brooch beetles’ another day.

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  1. #1 by lillalotta on April 21, 2011 - 15:30

    Wonderful capture!!

  2. #2 by Lisa on May 8, 2011 - 17:29

    What a beautiful photograph. Delightful!

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