“Carpenter Bee & Russian Olive” – Stouffville

“Carpenter Bee & Russian Olive” - Stouffville

“Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.”
― Ray Bradbury

Spring flowering shrubs and all their awesome scents are now on. It’s good to see so many bees out and about, including this carpenter bee, one of many enjoying the fragrant flowers of a local Russian Olive. The ornamental trees were planted along walking trails a few minutes away from my home and the air is thick with their sweet smell.

These shrubs and the many dogwoods and honeysuckles in the same area provide ample food for the bees and lovely blossoms for me to enjoy and photograph, for a short time at least.

Nikon D800
Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G I AF-S VR Zoom- @300mm

1/125 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200

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