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To Bee

I spent a few minutes in the garden this morning - smelling the roses.  Actually, we don't have any roses but I wanted to get a couple of shots of the flowers on the Gardenia.  By the grace of God, this beautiful plant has survived four summers and has given it's best bloom this spring.  I wasn't taking the shots for the blog.  They're for my garden log-book and are therefore less artistic and more practical.

I'm writing this post to share, as you can see, a different set of image.  It's hard to spend any amount of time in a garden, this time of the year, without finding a special something.  It's an almost certain investment if you look hard enough.  For me, my reward was this curious insect.

The photo below is when I first noticed it.  It just hovered there almost watching over me - probably wondering what on earth I was doing.  I took the photo with the assumption that it would be my first and last chance.  Little did I know it would go on posing for me a little more, to which I happily obliged.  It was the most wonderful start to a very long day at work.


Reader Comments (25)

you Bzzzed me Man LOOL :P

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermaitham

What ca i say! great work! i guess it was hard to take those pictures!!

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoesbox

I liked the color contrast and combination in the background. How much you paid the Bee to to this stunt for you? :)

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSami Malallah

Amazing shots! But I really hate bees! Too many bad experiences! Those stings hurt! But if you walk by as if you don't want anything they usually don't bother you! It looks like its contemplating attacking you! Not watching over you! LOL

March 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarzouq

Oh, my! Praise Lord for the beauty and your eyes! Thank you so much for sharing and it really uplift our daily life. I see all kinds of animals in our back yard, squirrels, jack rabbits, blue jays and other birds, wild hens and etc. I never had the patience to catch them in my camera and eyes. We are too busy to see the beauty! Your Gardenia is beautiful too. It does not grow well in Canada, as it is too cooooold here. Thanks again for the Bzzzz angel. :)

March 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPolar Panda

:) Happy Birthday.

March 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Very hard... I had to twist the lens and press a shutter button :) All by myself.

March 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

3 flowers...

March 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

You know... No joke: I think it did!

March 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

I think you're just too busy with the move. I've seen your family walks and appreciating the beauty snow flakes :)

March 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Those pictures are very cool!! Bees are awesome, unless u get stung by one!

March 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commentereleventh.st

Nice capture! How did you focus so fast? Are these taken with a macro lens?

March 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAbid

thanx :)

March 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermaitham

wow great shots Bu Yousef!

March 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMathai

LOL :)

March 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPolar Panda

Thanks a lot! :) Looking forward to the early retirement. :)
Funny I see the Bzz was rubbing his feet...

March 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPolar Panda

Autofocus and luck. Zoom lens - not macro (yet).

March 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

thx for sharing. will try.

March 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPolar Panda

Great shots
Lovely photographs

March 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrazaldo


March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterO.K.

Amazing capture!

April 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSean Kane

your close photography is awesome!!! really amazing how you get that fast shooting!!congratulations!!

April 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterarqsymonds

Very nice captures. I'm curious as to what type of camera you're using

April 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJames

Thank you :)
Nikon D300

April 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

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