This is not a bee it is actually a species of Flower fly, a bee mimic. My guess is (Toxomerus geminatus) Very nice shot considering you didn't have a macro lens!! Check out this link.
- lousat (65489)
- [2013-07-28 2:18]
Hi Bob,a very nice composition whit the flower as carpet for this very small marmelade fly,the best DOF on the insect to take the best details,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano