Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso

Monday, April 23, 2012

Whack-A-Bee

Friends of West Davis Pond has done such a nice job putting together a bee and butterfly garden just full of things blooming right now.  This bushy flowering plant was very popular with the bees.  Bees are so hard to photograph; they just move so fast!  I felt like I was playing a game a Whack-A-Mole, with my camera firing just after the bee departed the viewfinder, over and over again.  Luckily I had a few strikes too.  I thought this one was so funny.  For such a speedy little critter, he sure does have an awkward loafing sort of posture!  Cartoonish.

2 comments:

Steve Gravano said...

Their legs just hang there like landing gear! Bees are easier to photograph when it's cold. Here I would wait till late August or September, they are slower on the cold mornings. But, you've done well here, excellent!

Caregiver said...

This is amazing. Now I just have to get a camera with an adjustable lens. My Nikon is digital but I just cannot get the close in shots I want. You have such a great eye Melissa.