Pollinating Flowers

September 14, 2014

Bee on Sunflower

Photographer: Mary Brown
Summary Authors: Mary Brown; Jackie Phillips

As bees travel among flowers collecting nectar for food, pollen sticks to tiny hairs on their body. They carry this pollen with them to the next flower where some of it is left. The pollen contains the male contribution to the next generation of flowers. Bees and flowers are partners in this mutually beneficial relationship. Photo taken at Bark Lake, Ontario on August 22, 2014.

Photo details: Camera Model: Canon EOS REBEL T3i; Lens: EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II; Focal Length: 55mm Aperture: f/5.6; Exposure Time: 0.010 s (1/100); ISO equiv: 800; Software: Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows).