Posts Tagged ‘Bee’

If you were a bee, bumble or otherwise, The Conservatory Gardens  is where you’d want to spend a productive afternoon.  Murray Head, our favorite photographer, captured several of these busy busy little creatures at work or play, you can never be really sure.

Central Park, Conservatory Gardens, bumble bee

Bee in a Bell Flower

Conservatory Gardens, Central Park, bumble bee,

Little Bee, Big Flower

Yellow Jacket

Yellow Jacket on Yellow Flower

Sitting on Top of the Flower

Investigating Your Inner Flower

All photos courtesy of Murray Head

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It’s been a hot and buggy summer, I mean hot and muggy!  Well actually, it was a little buggy too.  Murray with his macro lens in hand, gave us some very up close and personal photos of bees, yellow jackets, wasps, hornets and a veritable bouquet of buds, blooms and blossoms.  Through his eyes and the eye of the camera, we saw the hair (?) on the legs of the black wasp, the pollen sacs of a bee and the lacy lines nature etched on the wings of a fly and butterflies.

Recently Murray visited Central Park and got some great shots of a turtle and a water lilly.

Central Park, turtle, lilly pad

"Ah, here I am "


"Mmmm pretty but a bit slippery"


"Just another day at the beach for me"


Where did he go?


"Here I am"

Photos courtesy of Murray Head


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Fab Foto Friday

Murray has been back in Central Park where there are gardens galore.  And where there are gardens, there bees, yellow jackets, hornets, wasps and butterflies.  Today’s Fab Fotos are all about being the Queen.  Unfortunately in this case, the Queen works as hard as any worker bee.  Also I don’t believe this is a Queen Bee BUT that’s what we called these big black and yellow/white buzzing bees.  We were very afraid of getting stung by one of them because it hurt much more than a yellow jacket or bumble bee, I wonder why??

Probing the Pod for Pollen

A Queen's Work Is Never Done

Knee and Neck Deep

Queen Bee on Delicate Purple Flower

And What Exactly Was The Fly Doing

All photos by Murray Head


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With the Conservatory Gardens and the Shakespeare Gardens in full bloom in Central Park, Murray has been photographing some of the Park’s tiniest creatures and most beautiful flora.  Small as they may be, he is using a macro lens, creating Richard Avendon-like photos.

The photos are so clear and close up it’s almost like looking at them under a microscope.  I think you will enjoy this series.

bumble bee, honey bee, Shakespeare Gardens, Central Park, NYC

Mmmm. This looks like the place.

flower filament, anther, yellow tulip, Shakespeare gardens, Central Park,

Hanging On!!

anther, filament, central park, Shakespeare Gardens

Tucked In For A Nap

bumble bee, honey bee, Shakespeare Gardens

Rolling Out of Bed

Refreshed and Ready to Eat

Refreshed and Ready to Eat

bumble bee, Shakespeare Gardens

I'm Going to Love Me Some Pollen

All photos courtesy of Murray Head

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