Monday, March 12, 2012

Look Who Has Arrived!

The weather forecast for this week has temperatures in the high teens, very unusual for this time of year,
 I knew the snowdrops would not last long. So, I headed out for a photo-op.



Imagine my surprise when I found them covered in honeybees. 
It's only March and I live in Southern Ontario.


One of my photography teachers told me 'as soon as you include an insect into a flower picture it
is no longer about the flower but about the insect'. With so many bees on the small group of snowdrops
the photo op soon turned into an opportunity to try to capture an in-focus bee.

I linking with The Creative Exchange.


24 comments:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What an amazing shot of both the flower and the bee!
I would love for those warm temps to flow our way! It's only 4 degrees here on the Island right now. Enjoy your beautiful weather and have a delightful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Nancy said...

That first picture of the snowdrop is so beautiful..I don't think I had ever noticed all the details of that flower before...

Your teacher is correct...In that picture, the first thing my eye went to was the bee....

Looking forward to seeing more....

Alison said...

Beautiful photos both! So odd to have honey bees out and about when it's so cold.

Deb said...

Great pics!!

julieQ said...

How very beautiful!! Thank you...a wonderful pic!!

Janie said...

Stunning!
What a great find, loving it to death here.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Great photos! I love those darling little spring flowers (and bees).

Deanna said...

Lovely pics, especially the nice close-up of the bee!!

Riet said...

Beautiful beautiful shots. LOve the close up too.

Rosie said...

Oh, how wonderful! Amazing that there are bees already! Such a great close-up!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Spectacular photos. I love spring. V

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Your photography teacher would be proud. These all all amazing shots. It is in the high 50's in central Ky. and a storm is blowing up. blessings to you and yours.
QMM

Lavender Cottage said...

Wow Jen, I better see if I can find mine. Imagine the bees out this early! Great photo.
Judith

Lisa Gordon said...

I absolutely love snowdrops!
The minute I see them, I feel it's spring.
Both of these photographs are just beautiful.

Thank you so very much for being a part of The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful evening, and I will surely still see you here!

lisa.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

I like your second photo very much.

Regards and best wishes

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Both pictures are priceless.

gina said...

Great capture! Those bees are really confused, aren't they?

EG CameraGirl said...

It's great to see a bee has arrived this early in March.

cindy said...

What great pictures. My favorite is the second picture. You always amaze me!

Crafty Gardener said...

Wonderful photos, and to see the bees this early in the year is amazing. I saw some wasps flying around yesterday.

Porch Days said...

You really captured the bee. He is perfectly in focus. You must have been lying on the ground!

Rettabug said...

Wow...I can't believe how perfectly you captured that bee!!! I hope you had a really looooong zoom lens!

The photos are incredible, Jen ...I just love to hear all that you are learning from these classes. You inspire me so much with each shot.

Hugs,
Rett

p.s. So happy to hear your Mom was Irish, too! ~~big smile~~ I should have known.

geetlee said...

lovely! i have had limited success in trying to get a bee in focus when its on a flower :)

Becca said...

Oh so beautiful! Maybe I can grow those when I move to Seattle?