I had no idea there was such a creature. I stepped outside earlier this morning to take a break from the computer and noticed what was not unlike a hummingbird flitting around from flower to flower. But it’s speed just wasn’t quite fast enough. Oh, this creature could move much better than most insects, but just didn’t have that “zip-zip” of a hummingbird. Plus, it allowed me to get much closer than birds do – and that’s when I noticed the antennae. I definitely knew then that it wasn’t a hummingbird. I wanted some photos but did not come out with my camera. Luckily, it hung around long enough for me to run inside, grab my camera – and even change lens – and get a few fairly decent shots. More…
Hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day.
Orange blossoms on a prickly pear cactus, Albuquerque NM.
Canon Rebel t2i: ISO 200, 55mm, 1/200, f8.0, Exp -0.3
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Photo credit: Me
I have been seeing some incredible photographs by some other bloggers of bees on flowers. Being able to see the pollen clearly has absolutely fascinated me. So I thought I would try my hand at it. This is the best I took. Not near as good as what I’ve been seeing on other sites… like yours, Helen! But I’m pleased for my first time.
Photo credit: Me aka Motley Photos
Post-publishing note: Well… you’re getting The Parting Shot a wee bit early today.
Last night I scheduled this to publish for tonight’s parting shot – and forgot that I have to schedule in military time.
So, I meant 10 PM but in reality I scheduled it for 10 AM. Oops……
Just under two months ago, I purchased my first “real” camera… a Canon Rebel T2i. Oh, how I love this camera! I have always been passionate about photography and finally decided to make the move and invest in something more than a “point and shoot” auto-focus pocket-style camera. I am so glad I did… no regrets here. When looking back at my childhood, I have to laugh… whenever my mother would take the camera film in to be developed, I would always get in trouble. You see, when she picked up the photos, the entire roll would typically be pictures of our dogs and cats – which were my favorite subjects when I would sneak the camera out of the cupboard. More…