This is a really neat shot of a bumble (not sure of the variety) on a salvia that’s different from yesterday. This particular salvia seems to attract a wide variety of bees and other pollinators. Butterflies are particularly fond of it. I’m a little frustrated not knowing which cultivar it is. Check back and maybe I’ll edit this post if I’m able to figure it out. But the picture – this is the orientation of the original shot. But… A quick flip 90 degrees clockwise and you get this:
I almost like this orientation better. When printed, I tend to want to hang it this way. The crop might need just a bit more picture on the right for better composition, but it’s the orientation that I’m looking at. I think I could go with either. Artistic license, right?
What do you think?
2 thoughts on “Bumble on a Different Salvia”
I think I like the horizontal version better. Bee looks more grounded, more in control of his task. Beautiful shades of purple on that flower!
I’m pretty sure you’re right. Had a bunch of people looking at prints this weekend, and that seemed to be the consensus among them, too. Seems a little dishonest to twist nature 90 degrees – but I’m supposed to be pretending to be an artist, no? Interpreting or something? I’m a little hazy there still.