Were it not for the light, this one might have been a great contender for the calendar. So many elements that I like in this one. Can’t wait for the crocuses to come back!
This one almost made it into the calendar this year, but the light wasn’t all that perfect. But the shot is a lot of fun. Two bees, in flight, pollen basket… And lovely flowers. Can’t wait for spring! Earliest bee I ever shot was on January 28th a few years ago, so…that’s really just eight weeks away. Likely won’t happen that early this year, but still…kinda makes me happy.
I’ll often get multiple bees in a shot. And sometimes even with both in focus. But it’s really rare to get two in flight and in focus. So this is a pretty neat one. Dumb luck, of course, but I’m pleased with it. Something wrong with the crop, but I can’t figure it out. The bees are great, though! Shot yesterday. Cloudy and rainy today so likely no shooting today. Need the precip, though, for sure.
Have only seen honeybees this spring so far…until today. Only got a couple of shots of this little one (sweat bee) before she went elsewhere. Been wondering about them (the natives, I mean) for a while. Was nice to finally see something different. Now…where are the bumbles? In other news, just got a text from our beekeeping friend – our (foster) bees will be back in 3-4 weeks. Fantastic!
They were out today. The light was all over the place and it was only in the mid-40s, but… Not only were the crocuses going wild, but the tiny daffodils were starting as were the Siberian squills. And some kind of small iris – the really short ones. About four inches tall. Maybe Siberian, too? I’ve forgotten. I especially like the rock in this one. It is a “rock garden”, after all.
They’ve seemed to be spending time on the purple ones the last couple of days. (Paranthetically, it has been cloudy and cooler today so the crocuses were closed when I looked a bit ago). But I got a few shots on the yellow ones yesterday. And this is a good one. Note the catalpa leaf (again).