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Monday, May 10, 2010

Macro Monday: Bee Happy

I love taking close up pictures of bumble bees and bugs. I have yet to be stung, but fear I may be pushing my luck. Especially when my nine year old is running around with a tennis racket swinging madly at the busy bees just trying to get their fill of the sweet stuff. Eventually I will get stung; or hit with the racket as I crouch in odd positions with my camera willing myself not to exhale, oblivious to the chaos around me. It is comical, for now. This is my best bug/bee photo so far this season. I love how the blueish purple of the flowers is reflected in the bumblbee's wings. Gorgeous.
Today I am linking with Lisa and her chaos for macro Monday. You can check out many up close and personal shots at:http://lisaschaos.com. Hers are always divine. Happy Monday.


  1. love how you got the shot from above...
    keep some lawry's seasoning on hand~ it makes a great poultice for stings.

    love your blog!

  2. AWESOME picture! You amaze me ...

    Have a wonderful week.
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  3. A bee on a butterfly bush. I guess it is tasty no matter what the species.

    I'd like to invite you to link this to my Midweek Blues Meme on Tuesday at 5. I love it and the butterfly bush qualifies it!

  4. Wonderful photo! You paint a funny picture as you describe the scenario around you, but the picture comes across as peaceful.

  5. Wonderful macro - the colors are beautiful and the bee is the icing on the cake.

  6. Hi,
    Creative angle- That is a "bee-you-to-full" (beautiful) shot for Macro Mon.
    My blog is not associated w/ Google so here's the link: May Flower for Macro Mon.

  7. it's been a while since i visited your blog and i had forgotten how beautiful your photos were! thanks for stopping by simply feather and reminding me to get back here. you link up with quite a few that i haven't heard of...i may have to check them out!