I was at a friend’s house the other night when I noticed that they had some of the most unblemished flowers that I’d ever seen, just sitting there beside the garage waiting to be photographed. I had some time this afternoon so I stopped by with my camera, caught a fleeting bit of sunlight between the clouds, and snapped away. Bonus: the flowers were crawling with various species of bees.
“Say, do you mind? I’m working here.” This fella didn’t look particularly thrilled at my nectar interruptus
. This is perhaps my favorite shot of the day.
I caught this bee coming in for a landing along one of these pale yellow flowers. I don’t know what plant species it is, but it’s handy that they are as tall as I am. For the shots on the orange flowers I was pretty much laying in the grass and on the sidewalk.
Even bugs stumble sometimes, and this was one of those rare occasions where I was in the right place to catch it. Oops. “I meant to do that!”
“It’s coming right for us!” This was pretty trippy through the viewfinder. I took most of these at a distance of approximately six inches, the closest my fancy macro lens is able to focus.
Bring your own straw and drink up good, because the forecast was calling for a 50% chance of thunderstorms this weekend. Yuck. I’m glad I was able to share this little window of sunlight with the bugs. Maybe this weekend will contain some thunderstorm or lighting photography!