Friday, July 18, 2008

Photo Story Friday: busy little bee


busy little bee, originally uploaded by tommiea1.



Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

This week I have had my camera out and ready to use. We are still in OH with all the cousins. So you never know when one of them might be doing something worthy of a "Kodak moment"<----I still say that, even though I haven't used film in years.

Anyhow, we were all outside after dinner. Since it is still getting dark so late, I try to wear them out with a little sunshine in the evening. The kids were playing semi-nicely when I noticed a bee dive bombing me. Or I thought it was dive bombing me at least. I was standing by the pond where this big flowering bush? tree? is. This bee was the fattest little thing I have ever seen. I seriously wondered how it could even get off the ground with his little rotund body, But he would fly from flower to flower, go deep inside the petals, and go on about his business. Since I am severely allergic to bees, I kept my distance and used the zoom. Then I realized he wasn't really dive bombing me, he was just busy trying to collect as much pollen as he could. Where do they put it anyway? I'll have to ask Claudia, she's a bee keeper. I would train the lens on the flower he would bury himself.......as soon as he emerged I would take the pic. This was was my favorite, even though I ran screaming like a little girl. When I looked in the viewfinder, he looked like something from one of those freaking bee movies from way back when!

12 comments:

On a Limb with Claudia said...

That's a beautiful bumble bee. Aerodynamically, they are not supposed to fly - but they do. Amazing. They are native to the US and all bees keep pollen in sacks on their legs. When you come for a visit, I'll show you inside a hive. Our bees have found some fuschia pollen - their legs pop with this bright red stuff - amazing.

Thanks for the Glia tip - what a great idea. We'll have to investigate that option! Whoo hoo! :)

I'm so excited you'll all be together at last. My fingers are crossed for the 25th -

As always blessings on your journey

Sarah Brooks said...

Awesome picture! And might I just say you are a brave women. I would be screaming like a girl, while fleeing rapidly. And I've never even been stung so I don't know if I'm allergic. Anyway, it is a fantastic shot!

just jamie said...

good grief that is a gorgeous photo, as always.

Susie said...

What a fantastic photo! You have some awesome skills there tommie! I would have run screaming too if I saw this mean little sucker up close and personal. I am secretly terrified of bees!!

Janet said...

It's really hard for me to get a bee shot, cause I'm so scared of 'em. Beautiful, Tommie!!!

Casey's trio said...

Your picture looks like it could be in the pages of a magazine...great shot! Thanks for stopping by our blog and saying hello.

MamaGeek said...

Wow, I love love love that shot. The bee is so in focus and the color just POPS! Did you vignette it? Very nice effect!

And the story, I so get, I actually was stung 2 weekends ago attempting the same shot - notice I have no bee shot. :)

Thanks for playing T. :)

Fleur de Lisa said...

Oooh, that's pretty, Tommie. I love bees!

Jessie said...

Very cool picture, BUT you came to me in a dream last night to tell me that you were pregnant with twins.

Just had to tell you that, because it was weird.

IamDerby said...

Your pictures just get better and better! i love that pool pic in the previous post. Gorgeous!!!

Corey~living and loving said...

ooooooooooooo girl...you rocked it. I am STILL after a great bee shot. they move so darn fast.

this shot is stuning. :)

Monogram Queen said...

Bees are kinda cute and I love them as a pattern on things... but yesterday one kept dive bombing my hair and if you've seen what a tangled curly mess my hair was you would have realized had he got in there he might well have never gotten out! I was freaking!!!