Today’s post is brought to you by the colour yellow.
I found this honey bee (Apis mellifera) crawling around the cover of the yellow (recyclables) wheelie bin this morning. Its ragged wings and the lack of pollen baskets on the legs suggest that it is at the end of its life cycle.
Same bee, emphasis on the abdomen, wings out of focus.
Another aspect, emphasis on the face.
I had to drop the exposure by a stop in the following photos or the mushrooms would have been completely washed out.
The glistening appears to be caused by some slimy exudate, but I’m not going to test that theory by touching the things. The adult mushroom is approx. 3 to 4 cm across.
A close look at the mushroom reveals little air(?) bubbles in the coating:
I’m hoping to identify this mushroom with the help of the following sites:
Too much yellow? How about a nice rosebud, complete with, er, yellow aphid?
Date: 03 May 2011
Camera: Pentax K-5
Lens 1: Sigma 50mm 1:2.8 DG Macro
Ambient light only.
Conditions: heavy overcast.
Cropping and resizing in Irfanview.