Three Months in the Bag

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).

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Honeybee Alighting on a Nanking Cherry

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.

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