Monday, 14 July 2008

Bee-n Waiting

The sun finally made an appearance, nature burst into life for a few hours and I got my photo. I'd been wanting to get a photo like this for a while and at last my camera, a flower and a bee all met up! This big bumble bee was busy collecting pollen from a delphinium. The rain stopped and my wait was worth it. I hope the bee felt the same.

15 comments:

brian said...

this is an AMAZING shot marley! i love the blue and yellow colors in this!

D.C. Confidential said...

WOW! That is a GREAT shot! Congratulations on all the elements coming together to give you this wonderful opportunity. Very, very well done, Marley!

babooshka said...

Perfect synergy. It truly is a tremendous photograph. I would have been so proud to have taken this. The blend of colours and the clarity is superb. Extremely well done. Swing that arme round and give yourself a pat on the back.

Jim said...

Great picture, I love the color of the flower along with the detail of the bee.

Murphy_jay said...

Beautiful shot!!

Love how the blue and yellow contrast each other but still make the photo look oustanding.

magiceye said...

brilliant colors and capture!

Hilda said...

This is a wonderful shot! The colors are lovely!

Really, I've never seen bumble bees here in Manila. Just the little brown ones. I wonder why.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Congratulations. A nice macro shot. You got the bee's fur coat too.

He is after nectar in the flower and not pollen. And the other thing I noticed right away is that your bumblebees are different in color but close to our golden bumblebee in color.

I really like these guys and photograph them and their various size cousins almost every day.

I hope you get some more nice days and some more nice macro shots of your bees.

Jackie said...

That's a fantastic photo. I'd never be this lucky in a million years!

Lori said...

The definition and the colors in the photo are amazing! Your patience paid off and you got a great shot!

Ming the Merciless said...

That's what we call a serendipidious moment or the trifecta! :-)

Awesome shot.

Chuck Pefley said...

Lovely image, Marley. Now you can say you've Bee-n there and done that :)

Knoxville Girl said...

wow, this is fabulous - the macro is great, but I think the blue/yellow colors are what make it stand out.

Neva said...

What a great shot! I love this....aren't you glad it all came together?...nicely done.

Rambling Round said...

Sensational! The bumblebee really stands out against the blue flower.

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