Friday, July 2, 2010

Intoxicated bee

Intoxicated bee
At first, I thought it was collecting pollen, but then I noticed that it was just hanging on by what looks to be its tongue.

I thought it looked stuck and that maybe it was dying. I put the macro lens on it and saw that it was moving so slowly and rocking.

So I backed away and took a small stick and moved it a little. It perked right up and then flew off in a rather drunken manner.

I lead an exciting life, yes?

14 comments:

Mary said...

LOL, does nectar get fermented? Great macro!

Mental P Mama said...

Have mercy....I'll be there soon!

Char said...

fantastic macro

Sweetpea said...

Well, CG, this is a little story that could become a HUGE story. Imagine the embellishments one could make! WONDERFUL close-up of bee, in bee-ing-ness.

p.s. "rocking"...they DO this????

Sammy Thorley said...

Wow what a wonderful blog you have some really beautiful photos of such great power they are so clear to look at you are very very very talented indeed.

Country Girl said...

I was so surprised. I thought that it had somehow gotten its tongue 'stuck' in there or something. Like maybe it had a damaged part that it hadn't been able to get loose. Maybe it had sunstroke from being there all that time, so I used the macro lens to see better. It was moving its legs and rocking a little. I thought I would help it to get unstuck, so got a stick and pushed it.

Then it came to life and I backed way up because I didn't want to get stung and it flew away in a rather zig-zaggy manner. Weird.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I'll have a glass please.
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The Japanese Redneck said...

Could he have been BEEing lazy?

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Fabulous photo.

Anonymous said...

In reply to your question, yes you lead an exciting, interesting life. Don't you realize that you made a scientific discovery? ;)

Linda (GillLink)

Leslie said...

Nice capture Kate! I felt a little like that myself last night.

Mary Lou said...

I've found that bees don't bother me if I don't swat at them..this guy looks like someone got there before you and gave him a good swat!
Great photo

thevino said...

Wow, you really got this macro stuff down!!

Lisa RedWillow said...

Excellent Maro shot ,Wow. Im new here and love your blog