Sunday

Fascinated with Bees


By your own efforts 
Waken yourself, watch yourself, 
And live joyfully. 
- Buddha 

I used to be scared of bees. Truth be told, I used to be scared of every kind of bug and flying creature that buzzed. Now they fascinate me. Photography has opened up a whole new world for me. Macro photography allows me to see that world up close.  

43 comments:

awarewriter said...

Fantastic shot kerri. You can even see a drop of nectar on her proboscis. You need to be quick on the draw to get a shot like this fine photo.

Catherine said...

Honeybees are actually kind of cute when you can see them up close ~ I'm not too keen on wasps though! I was bitten by one two summers in a row ~ not fun!!

Lovely photo ~ love the marcro lens ~ I haven't used mine for awhile ~ you inspire me to bring it out again! :)

Have a lovely evening!
Catherine

Jama said...

What a magnificent macro!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I don't know what kind of bee this is except that it is gorgeous.You do a wonderful job with that macro.
Blessings,Ruth

Don't Bug Me! said...

Looks like a honeybee to me - well captured shot!

Jan said...

Fabulous capture.

Julie G. said...

Kerri, the detail on the head & wings are exquisite. You most definitely excel at macro photography. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photographs.

Mary said...

How very true that when we put the camera in front of our eye, suddenly everything is of interest and we aren't as afraid or grossed out by things that we used to be! Great shot of the bee!

A New England Life said...

I was thinking honey bee too. Mostly by the golden honey color of the body.

I shot bee's sometimes too but I'm still not thrilled with them. Most of the time they just want whats in the flower, not behind the camera ; )

Ladynred said...

I don't know much about bees but it looks like honeybee. What a gorgeous shot! Oh yah tell me about it even spider it's already included in my files.lol
Macro Spider

Shelle said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Shelle said...

stunning, stunning and stunning, all of your photos. do you sell them?

Rick said...

Not sure about the kind of bee but am sure this is a great shot! And I agree that macro is wonderful.

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Excellent detail!

angelcel said...

What a great shot!

Pescalune said...

Wonderful details on this pic - great shot Kerri :)

Joanna Durczok said...

Thanks for all your comments.

As for the bee - great colours and composition, I love it:)

Birgitta "foto CHIP" said...

Awesome shot - love it!!

http://foto.rudenius.se/post/2010/05/03/Macro-Monday-e28093-White-Beauty.aspx

Jane said...

Awesome capture, bees are so important to our world. Thanks for sharing:)

Jayne said...

It's amazing how lovely they are up close and personal!

Mimi said...

It's beautiful!

Forgive me if I've mentioned this book before, but I think you'd enjoy "The Secret Life of Bees".

EG Wow said...

Wow! This is great, Kerri!

margie said...

beautiful shot. this is a fabulous detailed macro.

Hootin' Anni said...

Wow....you're brave...even with a macro shot, I don't think I could get that close to one...allergic reaction if I'm stung.

My macro is one of the best things in life....my grandson's teeny tiny hand at age 1.

Stop by if you can, I'd love your company today.

Dave said...

stunning!

Hilary said...

Isn't it amazing what photography allows you to overcome? The photo becomes more compelling than the fear. Great shot.

Happyone :-) said...

You amaze me every time with your photos!!

Misty Dawn said...

I used to be afraid of bees too! I stepped on a yellow jackets' nest when I was young, and that instilled the fear. I've been working on overcoming the fear though, and you are right that photography really helps!

dutchbaby said...

Awesome shot! I also love your bird shots below. You are a talent!

Shaina said...

Great photo Kerri! Neat to hear what photography can help people overcome!

Beppan said...

Beutiful, hairy little one! Sharp and excellent shot!!

SandyCarlson said...

Amazing how a camera can transform an experience. This is a great shot.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

I used to feel the same way! Who knew that a camera could help one overcome long-held phobias! Great photo, Kerri. :)

Heather T. said...

I feel the same way with the bugs and bee's (and flowers and trees - couldn't resist).

Macro brings life to the surface :)

GREAT SHOT.

Mimi said...

Kerri, thanks for your comment over at mine - I know that you love benches, in fact I thought of you as I posted it!

Hood Photo Blog said...

Gorgeous shot. Love the colors and the little water droplets!

Manang Kim said...

Wow this is super macro. Love it very much! Your wish list at the right corner is my wish list too hehe. Happy Monday!

MacroMonday~Teacup

Country Girl said...

Magical! And yes, it sure is a honeybee.

Becky and Gary said...

Looks like a Honey to me. There are lots of fruit trees in bloom this year, and that should make the bees and keepers happy.
Awesome shot Kerri.
B.

lisaschaos said...

It is amazing how brave a camera can make us feel. Just to get that shot we will push aside our fears. Lovely bee!

Jay said...

Oh, that's nice! I mean the fact that you're no longer scared of tiny creatures. The photo is more than nice - it's great!

MyMaracas said...

Wow, what a great shot! And brave, too, seeing as you're afraid of bees. And I think it is indeed a honeybee.

Thanks for stopping by at mine!

Yoke, said...

Lovrly shot, Kerri.
I think intriguing is the right word to use regarding the smaller creatures. Their anatomy and appearance is just amazing.

like your blog.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Blog Archive