Bombus vosnesenskii

I had an encounter with some little friends the other day while photographing the crocuses. This one is a yellow-faced bumble bee, and was busy, busy, busy. She was mostly moving too fast for my macro, which has a very short depth of field. But I got a couple of decent pictures.

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Doesn’t she look pettable?

Closeup of Black-tailed/orange-rumped bumble bee (Bombus melanopygus)

And here’s a hint of what’s to come when I finish getting the photos together: Bombus melanopygus was a lot slower, and I took a LOT of pictures of her.

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