"Robber Fly", Asilidae, attacks wasps, bees, dragonflies, grasshoppers, other flies, some spiders..
Dimple Dell Park in August
Yellow-jacket on Hummingbird feeder
Playing with spot focus from 30 feet.
Bumble bee on oregano
Bumble-bee on oregano
bumble-bee on oregano
bald faced hornet?
same bee in rabbit brush
bee in rabbit brush
Honey bee working a pond frond.
Honey Bee working a pond frond.
Smaller than a Bumble Bee, but equally industrious.
How a second wasp drank: land, drink, take off.
(a 3rd wasp drowned on the far right)
How one wasp drank: a working strategy.
(I cleaned this yesterday. There's water in it.)
Leap of faith
(just short of a full frame)
Vlad slakes his nectar thirst.
Little pollen: it has a nectar tank..
I clicked as it jumped
(cool green, purple, lime, gold & black blend imho)
Lavender, pine boughs, wind, and Vlad on task in nectar.
Vlad the Impaler with Bride of Dracula
Nectar Vampire - 3
Nectar Vampire - 4
"Vlad the Impaler"
Meet Vlad the Impaler, about to quaff nectar, wiping pollen off his fang (?)
Nectar Vampire - 2
Bumble Bees are "tankers": they drink nectar.
(shot with late in the day sun, going for yellow/purple and purple/green as well as clarity)