Been getting pretty lucky catching some legit shots in flight. I really like the eye and tongue and the pollen on her head on this one. Even a bit of the wings. Shot this one last Friday – didn’t pick up the camera much yesterday or Sunday.
However…kept my booth/tent up yesterday (still didn’t get any pictures shot of it – hopefully this morning) and had so many people stop by and enjoy the art – not only bees, but also birds, flowers, wildlife – sundry stuff. Great conversations with neighbors and people who drove by. Really enjoyable. Art is essential.
Printed this one out this morning and it’s pretty stunning. She such a beauty. Get in touch (email@example.com) if you’d like one of these shots for your wall. We’ll get it figured out.
Shot this one at Noon yesterday. Light coming through the clouds made her look really golden. This one started blooming about a week ago. Seems a little bit ahead of the lighter ones. Weird day yesterday in that it was really windy – and the bees didn’t seem to want to stay anywhere for very long. Not sure if it has anything to do with the wind, but some days (and on some flowers) they seem to feed for a long time. Yesterday it was all about brush and fly off. I do like this shot, though.
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.
The color of this bee was just outrageously bright. And this one might be the best shot of it. Love the way it’s nestled in to the flower. That tongue at work and pollen all over its face. Pleased with this one.
It’s really bad form to obscure the subject with out-of-focus foreground. But…I think it adds something. Some kind of depth and context. Plus there’s lots of detail left on the bee. I like this one a lot.
This one’s just neat. Busy for sure, but… And that little one on the bottom. Might be that the focus is so good on the one in the middle – and everything else seems in motion – in flux – active otherwise. Like lots of distinct things or individuals in their own worlds doing their own thing. Captured in something integral. Maybe I am losing it?
From August of last year. Nice pose. So many on salvias and sedums and sages and asters, etc. My wanderlust is bubbling up…want to go to a different climate…to different gardens…and shoot what is, to me, exotic. Maybe I’ll get that figured out one of these days.
That said, what in the WORLD am I complaining about? These gardens here…apart from the odd one shot at the Ogden Botanical Gardens – and that single day last August – every shot posted on this site is out of our gardens here. Heh. Ingrate!