And it’s a great look at a bee in flight approaching. And as light as the pollen looks in the picture, it’s a very dirty gold as you can see. The background is pretty interesting, too. That depth of focus again.
In the backyard here. For about ten days, it was covered with blossoms. Didn’t look like a bush/tree at all – but just lines of white radiating out. Was so beautiful. And it’s only about 15 yards from the hives. It was covered.
Today marks the end of the third full month of this experiment/nonsense. Strangest three months of my life, truly – jumped in to a career change going after art full-time – huge up-front investment – a summer full of some pretty fine art shows/fairs on the docket – to an unthinkable, non-essential nothing – perhaps a perpetual nothing. Gives one pause.
Today’s bee, heading toward a Nanking Cherry, is blissfully ignorant of such things. This one is a full-frame picture. That means that I didn’t crop it like I normally do (by that I mean, you usually get about 1/3 of the entire shot). I liked the composition and thought it scaled down to 1000 pixels wide quite nicely. And thought it was worthwhile, in this case, to show what I saw through the lens when I clicked. Plus nailing the focus in-flight is pretty rare (for me, at least).
Pretty girl. Pretty Blossom. Nothing at all spectacular about the shot except nature itself. There’s a ton to like about that alone.
Well, it’s snowing right now. But this afternoon it was warm enough for the bees to come out for a couple of hours. And the Nanking Cherry is in riotous bloom. Not sure why I’ve not shot it before today. The hives (three now – a full compliment) are only about fifty feet away from it. And it was full this afternoon. Can only imagine what it would be like on a warm day. She’s just getting ready to land…and lands on the blossom on the left in the next shot.