Monday, August 27, 2007

make honey while the sun shines

Sunday afternoon on the terrace. Marigold in full flower. A bee doing what bees do best.

The pedigree of Honey does not concern the Bee -
A Clover, any time, to him, Is Aristocracy.

Emily Dickinson

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At August 28, 2007 12:55 a.m., Anonymous tqe / Adam said...

What fantastic photos. I wish I had your steady hands and keen eye to get photos like yours!

At August 28, 2007 12:59 a.m., Blogger hexe said...

These are gorgeous - I love that yellow color and the detail.

At August 28, 2007 2:05 a.m., Blogger Carol said...

Beautiful photos!


At August 28, 2007 5:43 a.m., Blogger Rositta said...

Oooh I am so jealous of that camera, I wish I had one that good. Fabulous photo's and of course the steady hand...ciao

At August 28, 2007 8:18 a.m., Blogger J said...

Just lovely!

At August 28, 2007 9:08 a.m., Blogger Ginnie said...

An absolute JACKPOT, Christina! And Emily's poem is the frosting on the cake!!

At August 28, 2007 1:20 p.m., Blogger christina said...

tqe - Thank you! It was a total fluke. I just saw the bee and told him to hold still while I ran to get my camera and he spent about twenty minutes gather pollen so I had ample opportunity to capture him on film.

hexe - It looks like a dark day but actually the sun was shining really brightly and illuminating the petals. I love how you can see the pollen on the bee's little face.

carol- Thanks! :-)

rositta - It's a Nikon COOLPIX 8700. I love it for outdoor macro shots, but for indoor and scenery it's not so great and the images get blurred more than they should in low light. That said, I know next to nothing about photography so I'm sure I'm doing all sorts of things wrong.

J - Thanks very much!

ginnie - I'm so thankful that the bee and I were there at the same time. He was really lovely. :-) And I love Emily's poetry.

At August 28, 2007 6:22 p.m., Blogger vailian said...

You get some amazing shots!
Sometime you should think about getting an SLR (Spiegelreflex) camera, OK they are bulky but the results in low light are MUCH better than you can get with any of the pocket cameras. Any of the Canons are good, I have the D20 and love it. Very rugged too (I DON'T treat my kit with care).
Outdoors on a sunny day, though, you can do wonders with a lot of the newer cameras.

At August 29, 2007 5:07 a.m., Blogger Andrea said...

Hi, Great pictures. I think you wanted my dd's new blog address? I've apparently been sending it to the wrong email :) Please email for the info.

At August 29, 2007 6:44 a.m., Blogger Lynda said...

awww that is a purdy picture... like sunshine in a bottle.

At August 29, 2007 6:06 p.m., Blogger Betsy said...

What gorgeous photos! I have a soft spot for marigolds because my Grandmother always had a garden full of them! I could almost smell them as I was reading your post! :-)

At September 05, 2007 10:33 a.m., Blogger sognatrice said...

Awesome photos! Oh my! Just as I started typing this, a bee came to say hello to me (nicely, thank goodness).

I followed you here from your comment at Poppy Fields; I'll be hanging around a bit if you don't mind ;)

At September 09, 2007 8:11 p.m., Blogger IslandGirl4Ever2 said...

GORGEOUS!! I feel like it's still spring!!!
I'm new to your blog.. and I will be stopping by again!

At February 04, 2008 5:59 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

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