As I was walking Floyd today, I saw an abundance of honey bees. I have read about the virus that has decimated the honey bee hives nation wide and actually have noticed a severe decrease in them over the past few years. I was delighted when, without any trouble, I was able to find three of them in the clover right next to the greenway. Does this mean that the hives are recovering? I certainly hope so!
This was my favorite shot of the day. It looks like the bee is reaching forward with his front legs to grab onto the clover flower as he leaps from one to the other. I like that you can see the blur of the wings but wish it was more distinct. This is where a better lens would come into play but I'm happy that my standard 18-55mm lens was able to catch it this well. (55mm, f5.6, 1/250)
Here are a few more of my favorites:
I can't help it, I have a thing for fluffy white clouds in a bright blue sky. This was what I saw as I turned onto Modena this afternoon and had to take a few shots. I'm particularly happy that I was able to see this in my head and capture it almost exactly the way I pictured it with my camera. I probably could have gone one faster to really darken the trees even more. Obviously this has been cropped and I removed a speed limit sign but I didn't touch anything else. (28mm, f4.5, 1/2500)
I'm a mother of 2 girls living in NC. I've dabbled in photography on and off but really this is just for fun