Wednesday, July 22, 2009

flower and bee

Trying to photograph an insect is like trying to catch the wind. I was inspired by Squirrel Queen's bee photos on her blog post and by Mackin-Art. And then that very same day, I just happened to see this bumblebee crawling all over the Lantana blossoms, wallowing in its food, sucking lustily. Eating food should be this much fun!
Squirrel Queen has 3 blogs. Do check them out. Her photography is wonderful!
The Road to Here
Through Squirrel Eyes
The Chase for Baja
more about bumblebees:
lots of information-fascinating and
here
more about lantana:
here and
here
photo by me © 2009

17 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photo! I love lantana, but it always gets whiteflies - plus it's a noxious weed in places where it's a perennial - but it's still beautiful.

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  2. I always enjoy your photos. You manage to make the bee look so pretty.

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  3. Great photo, he looks a really busy bee (groan).

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  4. The first time I saw lantana was on vacation in California. It was growing in a planter box. I was enthralled. In the small amount of research I've done, I've since discovered that lantana is considered a noxious weed in places where it is a preennial. How sad, for it is very beautiful. Lantana's aromatic umbels (flower clusters) are a mix of red, orange, yellow, pink, lavender, and cream. Sterile varieties have been developed.

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  5. WOW Splendid! That's a great close-up. I love lantana - perfect for my window boxes!! Need to go out and get some... that will make me feel better, for sure!

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  6. What a beautiful photo. I have bumblebees all over my black eyed suzannes. Have a great day...Kathi

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  7. Wow - I'm really impressed at that photo!

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  8. Thank-you so much for your sweet comment on my blog and for the kind visit as I've haven't posted in a while. It's nice to know people still visit even when you're away!!!!~~~Blessings Sweet Friend, Deborah

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  9. That is an amazing photo!!!! I love your comment about photographing insects is like trying to catch the wind! How true!
    Blessings~

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  10. Such a beautiful photo! I must admit I've never try to photograph an insect unless it's on the wall with my cats looking at it! Your photos are always so gorgeous!

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  11. What a fantastic shot! You certainly were at the right place at the right time and your skill is amazing!

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  12. Incredible close up....and so much better than mine!

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  13. Beautiful bee and the lantana is lovely. You caught her wings perfectly. My lantana is in a hanging basket but I never see bees on it, I'm not sure why after seeing your photo.

    Thanks for the shout, I appreciate that. Sorry I haven't been over more the last couple of weeks have been so busy.

    Judy

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  14. You are right about insects being difficult to capture. I take dozens of shots hoping one will be in focus. I haven't quite figured out how to make them be still for a photo. :) But I keep trying.

    Love your blog, by the way.

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