You regular readers might remember that my first post this year was a hard-earned, although slightly out-of-focus, photo of a Blue Banded Bee. Even though it wasn’t the best photo I have ever taken it was the best one I had ever taken of this elusive creature.
That was until yesterday. In the afternoon I was doing the dishes and, as I looked out of the kitchen window, I noticed one hovering around the tomato plant on the back verandah. Naturally I abandoned the dishes and ran for my camera.
I got a few shots that I was more than happy with, and will probably post about later, but of course now I had left the dishes ‘to soak’ I decided to have a wander around the garden with my camera for a while.
It had been quite a hot day which meant when it started cooling down all the insects came out and tried to cram a whole days effort into a few hours.
When I wandered past the lavender out the front I spotted another Blue Banded Bee busily tasting the flowers and I think everyone in the street might have heard the “Woo Hoo!” when I got this shot.
This time you don’t have to believe me about the blue stripes, this guy clearly has the stripy bum they are named for!