May 20, 2011

A Bee Photograph

You may have already figured out that I like love to take photographs.
Not only do I like to take them, but I enjoy seeing other people's photographs. 

While perusing the web, I have seen the neatest photographs of bees at places
Having been inspired by the awesome shots these ladies have captured,
I hoped to have an opportunity to photograph a few bees.

This opportunity came more quickly than I hoped, when I recently visited my parents' house. 
I headed out to their back yard hoping for some lovely flowers to photograph.

To my surprise not only was there a plethora of flowers, including this magnolia blossom,
but there were numerous bees! 
Many bees swarming about a particular pink bush. 

The bush has quite long branches,
and I was able to stand amongst them to photograph the bees as closely as I dare.
I was stung once or twice as a child, and that is not a feeling I have easily forgotten.
So, I didn't get as close as I could have, but close enough.

Today, I am excited to show you these two photographs of bees I took.
And, to all the excellent photographers (too many to mention them all) that inspire me, thank you!

Isn't it wonderful how another can encourage you to try something new
or improve a skill just by sharing something from their own life?


  1. They are both wonderful photos! I, too, am inspired by others photos and love to practice what I see others accomplishing with photography. Your photos are inspiring others, too!

  2. Your photos are BEE-utiful! (Sorry, I couldn't resist :)
    Photos like yours make me want to get better behind the lens.

  3. AnonymousMay 20, 2011


    No, I would have never guessed that you like photography (grins).

    At any rate, these are some beautiful photos, Dorie. I always love your photography. I only wish that I could take such good pictures.

    Oh, and I think that you are a brave woman to take pictures of bees. I don't think that I could do that. :)

    -L. Rose

  4. Wonderful photos! Last summer we had a swarm of bees light on the tree outside our kitchen for about 45 minutes. It was one of the coolest and scariest things I've seen!


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