This afternoon I tried to capture a few good pictures of a carpenter bee that was pollinating my rose bushes.
When writing a post two years ago about A Bee in my Rose Garden I found out that the male does not have a stinger. I decided to not worry too much about him stinging me and tried to get close and get some pictures.
Even so, it was really hard to get a good picture as he is a fast little guy and rarely stays in one position for any length of time.
Even though the picture above is really out of focus, it catches the fast moving wings and gives you a bit of an idea of how fast he is moving.
My nickname for this little bee is the Golden Snitch.
I am still trying to get a good picture of a female valley carpenter bee. I have seen a few of them, but mainly among the blossoms of the trees in the yard and a bit out of reach.
I hope you enjoyed these pictures even though they are a bit blurry.