I am fascinated in what goes on in SOME of the winged insect world. Some insects I shy away from and shiver when I see them (like a cedar bug for example). And I don't know of anyone who enjoys mosquitoes or even A mosquito.
I'm also fascinated with macro photography...as if you haven't guessed lately!
So, without further delay...here is MY version of the secret life of bees...
If you notice that 2nd to last photo of the bumble bee (at least I THINK it is the 2nd to last), check out his left wing...part of it is missing. I didn't notice this until a couple of days after I had uploaded the photos to my computer.
When I was photographing him/her (???) there were two other bees that kept "bothering" him/her. I thought maybe this was a mating ritual or something. I got shots of the other bees bothering this one, but they were blurry. So, I don't know what happened to this bee's wing. I did a search trying to find out if after a mating ritual of one bee eats off another bees wing, but couldn't find anything. Does anyone out there have any ideas what could have happened???