Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain. ~Henry David Thoreau
I had the chance to go out into a lovely garden last month and shoot photos of some beautiful flowers that I will be using to create some new digital art for an upcoming show. As I traveled there the only idea I had was capturing images of the flowers. Once I arrived I discovered there was much more to catch my interest! The bees were out in full force, doing what bees do and doing it busily.
I am so captivated by their sounds and movements as they skip from flower to flower, yet slightly intimidated by them at the same time. Childhood memories of stings stick tightly through the years and I am cautious in their presence.
I will be honest and tell you that catching a well focused image of a bee in action is tough, but it is a fun challenge if you have the time! As I happily clicked away with my camera I discovered a few other insects lurking about. What an enjoyable, relaxing treat to be able to take a break and enjoy the sights & sounds of nature!
As I approached the last of the garden areas I found this awesome fellow. I was happily surprised that he allowed me to get so close, and I really appreciate him posing so nicely. 🙂 Don’t you just love those wings?
Posting these images makes me want to get out and enjoy the outdoors again very soon, I know in a blink of an eye it will be barren and cold. What do you want to do before winter arrives?
Seize the day!