Friday, March 16, 2012

Foto Friday . . .Don't worry



. . . {honey}, bee happy!

I did give you fair warning that you would most likely see more of these....

Bees...

To others it may just be a bee;
but I see a miraculous creature, with such incredible mastery and evidence of an awesome God.
And everyday they leave the hive on a mission, for the survival of each other.
Just. imagine. that.

I found this to be fascinating (source):
A forager bees job is to find a source of nectar and go back to the hive and inform
the other bees. When she gets back to the hive she lets the others taste a bit of the nectar
for it's quality. She then dances in the direction of the source of nectar and the position is explained
according to the position of the sun. But, the sun is continually moving and every four minutes the sun
moves one degree to the west. Now this is what blows my mind....the bees are able to take into account 
the suns movement and by the amount of vibrations the forager bee makes they can determine the distance
to the source and store just enough food for the journey there! 


 
"Unique among all God's creatures, only the honey bee improves the environment
and preys not on any other species."

- Royden Brown



I don't remember what kind of plant this was . . .


{Photo Art Friday, Foto Friday}

 . . . but check out the lavender pollen!


 Don't you think they look good in pink?!

{Shoot, submit, edit}

 


The theme this week for P52 is "eyes" of March - and what says Spring in March better than
the eyes of a bee getting drunk on nectar.

{P52 project}

Theirs isn't an adventure about where it ends, but the journey of now.
A sense of direction....and a purpose for survival....theirs AND ours.
God shows me patience through nature behind my lens . . . and I'm listening with my eyes.

Wishing you a biscuit and honey filled kind of weekend!
Love, Kim
XO



 

Happily Mother AfterPhoto Art Friday

project 52 p52 weekly photo challenge my3boybarians.com 

43 comments:

Nadege, said...

I love the lavender covered bee...amazing images.

Linda R said...

Now those are some sweet shots..

Phyllis said...

Spectular photos of bees...you are the "Bees Knees" of photographing them. Interesting and pretty at the same time.

little macaroon. said...

beautiful! and a biscuit and honey filled kind of weekend sounds perfect ;0)

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Gorgeous photos! Bees really are amazing creations in so many ways.

Lori @ Foto Friday said...

So stunning, love this so much!
He looks lovely in pink, I think!

Southern Gal said...

someone beat me to "the bee's knees" comment. ;) I love the specks of pollen on each bee. Lovely.

Marcie said...

Gorgeous bees!! You've transformed them into art!

spaceandtimecreativity said...

Spectacular.

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

You got some incredible detail in your shots. Can't wait for our buddlea to start flowering and for the butterflies and bees to return. Think it will be a while longer yet though.

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

You got some incredible detail in your shots. Can't wait for our buddlea to start flowering and for the butterflies and bees to return. Think it will be a while longer yet though.

Virginia Knowles said...

This is my very favorite of the p52 posts this week. You have such intricate detail! I sent it to a relative who is a bee keeper.

Sarah Halstead said...

WOW! So gorgeous. I need to find some bees pronto!

Joop Zand said...

This is really BEAUTIFUL.....keep on with this nice work.

...melody... said...

Oh man...these are Brilliant! Love the details you were able to capture. Incredible! :)

kelly said...

i am in awe!! amazing photos - love the color and the incredibly sharp focus. i can even see bits of pollen! so cool. :)

deb duty said...

Seriously amazing! You take the most incredible bee photos. I love them!!

Amanda said...

Love love love your bee shots! I love taking pics of bees. :) Beautiful!!!

Blue Eyed Brooke said...

Stunning photos!!! :)

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

fantastic close-ups shots!
brilliant colours.

very nicely done:)

wishing a great weekend!

kareninkenai said...

Very lovely work, Kim; and, congrats for the texture win at Jeanne's site. Visiting from PAF. Karen

Deanna said...

Ooh whee...gorgeous again. Bees are pretty smart little insects, our world needs these charming little creatures.

Michelle V. Alkerton said...

Absolutely wonderful shots :). I managed to capture this one on the crocus the other day.

Leslie Todd said...

These are wonderful photos! I don't know how you got that one of the bee flying. I'm in awe.

Bethany said...

Gorgeous shots! I really, really love the first one!

lisa said...

What GORGEOUS photographs these are Kim, and I never knew this about bees! Mother Nature sure is amazing.

Sending you wishes for a beautiful weekend.

P.S. Congratulations on the texture win at Jeanne's!!

Ida said...

These are just breathtaking shots!
Congrats on winning the free textures.

Deb Crecelius said...

These are incredible!
And I'm sure these photos were difficult to capture.
Just amazing.

Kathy said...

Honestly Kim...I think you work magic with your lens :)

kimmyskids said...

These are so lovely. Not only am I wowed by the quality of images, but by how close you got to bees! I tried this today and between flinches, I couldnt get close enough with my macro. It wasn't easy, so kudos!

Danelle said...

These shots are amazing. The clarity is unbelievable. And I love the depth of field on that first shot. Just gorgeous!

Julia @ juliecache said...

Wow to all your shots! I had to click when i spotted you on darcy's linky -- i was curious to see if your eyes were looking, or if you chose a different set of eyes to photograph. as a beekeeper in iowa, i have to say that the lavender pollen shot is my favorite.

Branson said...

Girl, you are killing me! Those pink pollen shots? LOVE! I am going to have to find a way to shoot bugs with this little camera this year or I will have SERIOUS withdrawls, lol

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful macro photos.

Regards and best wishes

kkkkaty said...

You are very talented, Kim..congratulations on the win and also your book!

Karin M. said...

Wow .... beautiful shots, fantastic photo work ...
Greetings Karin.

Tracy said...

Congrats! you have to be so proud! The photos are very lovely and just stunning! Thanks for sharing....

Sweet 7D said...

I love each and every shot, here!! Amazing photography!! As a beginner, I am only learning bits and pieces at a time...can I ask you what lens you are using for these shots???
What fun!!! You are blessed with great talent!!

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

sigh.........those bee shots just got better - well done!

Marilyn said...

Exquisite photos. Love your work!

Deborah said...

marvelous!

Liz said...

Oh I LOVE bees!!! So great to capture.

Jennie Louise said...

Yeah.. you found the post for me, thankyou!
They are magnificent creatures and your facts about them are spot on correct! Teamwork at its best. Uses for Honey dates back hundreds of years.... such a quality product.
The photos are so great... LOVE the pink and real sweet close ups of the bee.
thx kim.
Jen. :-)

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