Getting late. Wanted to finish posting these. But it’s not going to happen today unless I do it this way. So I think the final tally will be: 150 bee shots, 10 or so bonus (quasi-) pollinator shots, and one beebaby iris shot.
I don’t get too many shots of the bees when they’re absolutely straight. Usually they’re in some kind of a curved shape. So it’s interesting to me. Still love them hanging off of things as they do what they do. I want toes like that.
So in my randomizing, I started out by pulling 200 shots – thinking that I’d get maybe 100 that I’d publish for today. And it’s true – I lost a good few. Some were flowers. Some were too dark to work with quickly. Even a couple I’d already posted. But…I ended up with some leftovers.
So…as I can for the rest of the day, I’ll try to get them up. Also shot a few this afternoon that I’d like to post – if only to have some fresh stuff in 100+ (emphasis on the plus) bee day.
Love, love, love this shot. That tongue. Plus the huntii is such a cool bumble. It’s on a Russian Sage.
Back in a bit to continue. Other responsibilities beckon…and I didn’t think posting what I have would take this long. Such fun, though. I love these little ones. They lift.
…did I select this one as a “keeper”? I’m not certain. The afternoon light is brutal and the focus isn’t quite there. The background is pretty interesting…the impressionistic workings of the colors, I guess. Gonna keep it in and publish it as part of the series, though – if only because it would really mess up the numbering and the process if I didn’t.
Find something to like about it. I’ll feel better about it if you do.