- Author: Kathy Keatley Garvey
It's amazing what a little Photoshopping can do to a bee on blue.
We captured an image this week of a pollen-packing honey bee on Phacelia campanularia, also known as California blue bells or desert blue bells.
It's a deep inky-blue wildflower that's native to southwestern deserts of California. It's planted in a wildflower patch behind the Sciences Laboratory Building on the UC Davis campus. There it mingles with the white-petalled yellow tidy tips and other wildflowers.
We ran the image through "poster edges" of Photoshop and voila! It's even more inky blue.
Maybe that's what the bee sees.