Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A Bee

I have been feeling a little left out of the summer phenomenon of gardeners posting awesome pictures of bees on their blogs! I love reading about and seeing these amazing little creatures working away in their world of flowers and pollen. I have been really lazy about getting out in the garden with my macro lens to capture some pictures until the other day when I spotted this huge fellow, covered in pollen, scouring a sage plant outside the dining room window. He was kind enough to stay until I got a good picture. Now I am happy. But the birds... I need bird pictures!

8 comments:

Heather said...

Fantastic shot -I know what you mean about capturing wildlife in the garden!

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

I've been stalking bees lately too. The bumbles are fun to photograph, if only because they don't zip around as fast the honeybees! Great shot!

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

It's a great shot, Sheila. I can see some pollen on its back.

Becca's Dirt said...

Awesome photography. You can actually see the pollen on him. I have been after butterfly's and bees and no luck yet.

Pam's English Garden said...

Sheila, This great photo was worth waiting for! Critters just don't always stay around long enough for me, either. Pam

Karen - An Artist's Garden said...

Well, it is a shot worth waiting for, just lovely.
K

Floridagirl said...

Beautiful bee shot! I've not taken nearly enough bird and butterfly shots this year myself.

Kimberly said...

Sweet little bee, and a wonderful shot of him working hard!