If I Was a Bee

If I was a bee in our back yard right now, this is what I’d be looking for. Our Azaleas are blooming and here is a bee’s eye view of a white one that’s close to full bloom. (taken with a macro extender on my 50mm lens)

But this isn’t exactly what a bee would see since they have a strong ultraviolet receptor that lets them see a whole difference part of the spectrum than we do (see diagram below).

I don’t have a UV camera so I can’t show you what this flower would look like to a bee. But if you’re interested is seeing what flowers look like in the UV spectrum check out this link.

Cheers – DJD

Rain for the week: 0.0 in. Year to date: 33.75 in.

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