REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Sunday, September 11, 2011

I {heart} Macro...for the first time

This delightful striped bee was feasting in/on the pollen of a hot pink gazania when I had my camera and nose down in a flower bed.  This time of year, the flowers seem tired, so there are only a few still blooming brightly.  I'm linking up with  a great macro challenge this week. (The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Insects and Spiders identifies this striped beauty as an American Hover Fly, which feeds on nectar and whose larvae are beneficial in eliminating insects that attack ornamental plants and commercial crops. The eyes should have told me!) 


I have chosen this image for Week 37 of my P52 challenge, as well.

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9 comments:

hello gorgeous said...

ooo, lush colours! ;o)

hugs

hello gorgeous xxx

TexWisGirl said...

beautifully done!!!

K Hutchinson said...

WOWZERS what an amazing shot! Just perfect! Needs to be on a canvas on the wall! GORGEOUS!

Shel said...

Oh my goodness - this is an amazing photo - I love it!!

Tracey N. said...

This is so perfect, it almost looks fake! Absolutely delicious!!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Evelyn! Great job on your hover fly! Really wonderful details!!

ShonEjai said...

Wow!! Beautiful colors and wonderful focus. Great job!

Ida said...

Absolutely Awesome photo! I have a few flower/bee photo's like this and I just love them. Yours has such clarity. I can almost reach out and touch that bee as it just jumps off the screen.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Amazing colors and detail, Evelyn. I think this is one of your best ever! :)