Thursday, 1 January 2009

Theme Day - Best Photo Of The Year 2008


Happy New Year! I hope 2009 is good to you and yours.

In the last year I've posted 328 posts and shown almost 500 photos. It was a tough choice for today's theme! I really couldn't decided on a photo, Phoebe had several dozen photos that she thought were worthy, but in the end I settled for this one (it was on her list!) I first posted the photo on Monday 14th July, under the title 'Bee-n Waiting'. Here is the text from that post - "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."

There are 150 other City Daily Photo Blogs taking part in this Theme Day. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.
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32 comments:

Petrea said...

Wow, Marley! It's a great shot! Happy new year!

slim said...

The blue and the bee are amazing in this photo. Congratulations and thanks for sharing 2008 from Cheltenham. Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy 2009.

Hilda said...

Fabulous! And very appropriate for new year too. Do you think bees can see pink elephants? :)

Happy theme day!

lavenderlady said...

I am always amazed that you can get great photos like this. Happy New Year.

Ham said...

Always tough choosing your own pics, but that's a great one. Happy & healthy new year wishes from London.

Ms. Hays said...

Very Nice Shot!!!

bitingmidge said...

May 2009, be filled with lots of bees and sunlight!

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Kim said...

Marley, you couldn't have made a wrong choice for theme day because you DO have so many worthy shots. But, this IS a stunning choice. I love the yellow and blue together, the fuzzy texture of the bumbley bee, and those sleek wings. The composition is also attractive. I love it.
Hope 2009 has much happiness and good health in store for you!
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

Jilly said...

Wow, what a shot. The detail in that fur. Those wings. The colours! Fabulous.

Wishing you a very happy New Year, Marley. You show so many good photos and I'll look forward to more next year.

Neva said...

Marley, a very good choice....hope your New Year's celebration didn't produce pink elephants!

babooshka said...

It's bee-autiful of course. Excellent image, just love it along with the blog.

Happy New Year

D.C. Confidential said...

Beautiful photo, Marley!

Happy New Year to you and Phoebe!

lynn said...

Oh yes this is just marvellous! Happy New Year x

Ming the Merciless said...

Oh wow, Marley. You have definitely outdone yourself with that photo. Love the details on the bee.

Joy said...

Wow! That's an amazing photo. Love the bee and the blue flower.

Thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo. Happy 2009!


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brian said...

a perfect choice, marley!! happy new year's to you and thanks for your visits over the past year!

Jim said...

Great choice, Happy New Year.

Clueless in boston said...

Birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it .... Great choice to start a new year. Happy theme day! And happy new year too. Wishing you peace and prosperity in 2009.

JM said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Happy New Year!

Hyde DP said...

oo eer - this is one photo i will NOT be clicking on to see the bigger pic!

Tanya said...

Oh wow Marley, this is gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS! Love that bright, bold color! I kept seeing this on my portal but everytime I clicked it said page was unavailable. So glad I didn't give up! Happy New Year!

Saretta said...

Now that is a beautiful photo!!! Wow!

Mo said...

oh so lovely. The blue and the bee. Perfect for a cold grey day.

Lori said...

Wow, that's an awesome shot! I've never seen a bee so close. All the best wishes to you and yours for 2009!!

Buck said...

I love the deep colours. It's so electric! Nice choice.

• Eliane • said...

Spectacular, bzzz! Fabulous, bzzz! Wonderful, bzzz! A great choice, showing your prowess and patience!

I want to thank you very much for the kind comments you left on my humble little blog last year although I've been really terrible at commenting back. I won't even add this to my list of good resolutions as I am sure I won't be able to keep that one.
A very Happy New Year to you, Marley! Bonne année!!! :)

USelaine said...

A great choice! Even among all the beauties in the Theme Day gallery, this one really pops!

I hope the new year brings you many more sunny days. Thank you for your kind visits.

Tash said...

What great color and detail...a real WOW photo. Bees are so technically challenging.
Great way to start off 2009!

Kate said...

I've bee-n waiting all day to see your photo, and, altho I arrived late, I am most impressed. It's a honey of a shot. Guess I'll buzz off now. PS. I really like it...it's great!

Bibi said...

Whoa, that's a real stunner. Do you have a macro lens? I am getting one soon. No wonder you chose this for your best shot.

Bergson said...

Magnificent
Happy New Year

Baruch said...

Wow, a great macro. Happy 2009!

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