Tuesday, July 10, 2012

So "B" It!








Yesterday I finally gave into the honey bees swarming around my hummingbird feeders and flowers. I grabbed a macro lens and some flashes. Then I set up some flowers and photographed the bees while I was barbequing shish kabobs.They were delicious! Not photographing from my photography blind out in the open was a bit more interesting though as I kept having bees land on me and buzz around my face etc. My biggest problems though was having too many bees on the flowers at one time. On one of the daisy images you can see that. The Honey Bees were such amazing creatures when you look at them close up. Oh and I stopped by my pond and threw in a dragonfly image for you to look at as well.

God's light and love to all,

chris

20 comments:

  1. http://millalonco.blogspot.com/2012/07/chris-photog.html

    Very nice shots.

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    1. Thank you very much for sharing this blog Millalonco! That is a wonderful compliment in itself.

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  2. Bless you for these photographs! I LOVE the bees! It is so important for people to view bees in a positive light.

    "If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live"
    - Albert Einstein

    I love the dragonfly as well. :) If you ever get the chance (or perhaps you already have and I haven't seen it!), some photographs of praying mantis's would be lovely :)
    Have a great day!

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    1. Thank you very much Kitty. I love the comment and the quote. If i find any Praying Mantids this summer I will surely photograph them and post it.

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  3. Hey, Chris

    Dragonfly - looks lovely.
    It's just my suggestion - next time try to tern flash in different side, it's to harsh flash. Just to much fill light, loosing feeling of 3 Dimensional. Just want to improve your photo :) With Huge Respect, Nick

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    1. Thank you Nick. Next time I'll use a light diffuser for the sun! The dragonfly is the only picture from the set that used natural light which I'll admit was pretty harsh as it was approaching midday.Not the best time for photography.

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    1. Thank you for stopping in for a look.

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  5. Very lovely shots. Wish I had a macro lens to come up with shots like these. Keep up the good work!

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    1. Thank you for stopping in and commenting MCat. If you don't have a macro lens look into getting some extension tubes. They are cheaper and work very well too.I often use them with my telephoto lens to focus closer.

      http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Kenko-Extension-Tube-Set-Review.aspx

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  6. i dunno about technical details,but it has seriously made me feel awwwwww ,too good work,keep u!!!

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  7. Ayesha Fathima MUSKAAN thank you for such a wonderful comment.

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  8. I love the photo of the swarm of bees in the daisy! I plant Icelantic poppies in my garden and you can hear the bees from 30 feet away. I have lots of pictures of one or two bees in a flower but yours is the winner. I'm just an untrained photographer but love capturing what I see. With the camera you can see more detail than with just the naked eye and that is the part I find so wonderful. I'm going to try shooting some stars next week so hope I get lucky. I will definitely bookmark your blog. Thanks

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    1. Thank you very much Rambling Retiree. Glad to hear that you keep a garden. We get back so much more than we plant.

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  9. love the pics! Really love them

    xo Line

    LinesPhoto.blogspot.dk

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    1. Thank you very much for stopping by and viewing my photography Line.

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  10. I really appreciate the efforts you took to get these wonderful snaps.Without these beautiful insects humankind and other life on this blue planet would not be alive. There would be no trees, fruits, vegetables or food grains to eat. Yet don't we rob them of their own food, honey? Good work Chris.

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    1. Thank you very much Haridas Panicker. You are so correct in that we wouldn't last long without bees.

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  11. Admiro a forma terna com que vocĂȘ captura as imagens... Adoro abelhas ... Lindo trabalho!

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    1. Thank you very much Luciane. I'm glad you liked the bees!

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