Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Pink Beauty and the Bee
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I'm addicted to driving down Barber Bridge Road right now. What can I say?!? The chance of finding just the right light on just the right flower is just too compelling. It's a peaceful, quiet few minutes of calm with my camera each morning that I love, and it's fun back at the computer later to see if I like anything I took.
I was so excited yesterday morning to be taking a picture of this pink morning glory right when a bee went by! What luck! Although there were several other pics that I took on that photo shoot that I like, I just couldn't go with anything else for my daily but the bee and the pink beauty.
Even though I much prefer the blues, purples, and pinks of the morning glories to the yellow flowers growing along the road right now, I stop to see if there are insects on them or if the light is better in those locations anyway. I enjoyed the backlight on these yellow flowers yesterday morning and followed a bee on them for a few minutes catching him going flower to flower. I liked this one right away in the view finder:
With the extra bright light and fast shutter speed I thought that might be the best inflight bee shot I might ever get! Then later I got the pink flower/bee daily:-)
I thought this bee shot was kindof neat too:
Other worthwhile, to me, morning glory shots yesterday were:
Nothing like a little ragweed to add some golden beauty to a shot;-)
I am going to take a picture of that corn stalk and the morning glories on it every day until I get one where the flowers are spread out and facing just right; one I can share as a daily!
I commute today, so I probably won't get a chance to take pictures of the morning glories...bummer.