Wednesday, September 16, 2009

In the Countryside

A bee works
While another rests

A dragonfly happens by
I just watch and smile, with green grass under foot and blue sky overhead. In the countryside.


30 comments:

Olivier said...

les deux premières macros sont superbes.

Sunny said...

Very cool bee pictures! Love the clouds. I will be posting a 'special' bee very soon!
Sunny :)

Cheryl said...

Wow, the bee is big! Especially like the second photo.

amatamari© said...

The first photo is for me truly unforgettable!
A secret world, perfect.

Vogon Poet said...

Great set of photo, but the first is in a class apart. You were right including the last, it gives a sense to the other two. The dragonfly is a plus...

Carolyn Ford said...

I love the perspective of the first photo so much! The bee looks like its just wallowing in that flower's nectar. The dragon fly looks like an airplane! These are so great!

Lucy the Cat said...

Great pics! I love the color of the flower and I love the sky. It almost looks like the bee is straddling the nectar in the second shot.

Denise said...

Hi James, those bee photos are magnificent, gorgeous flower close-ups. Nice capture of the dragonfly in that beautiful sky photo too. I have enjoyed my visit and catching up on your posts. The people one was very interesting, the top photo in that post seems like one that could be played out in many a city around the world. People watching is always interesting. A good slice of life here.

ruma2008 said...

My daughters are surprised to watch this beautiful bee this morning. Thank you James.

Ai Shiang said...

Hi James, you did some macro photography! Awesome. Love the bee. Did you get real close?

Martha in PA said...

Great shots! What lens did you use for the bee?

B SQUARED said...

BEEutiful! What more can I say.

Sharodindu said...

Wow!!!
Nice shots! Bee and flowers is a deadly combo :)

Great Shots i repeat!

Regards,
Sharodindu
Click!

Sistertex said...

Whoa! Fuzzy Bee in my face! ;) Very cool. Macro lens? I love macro shots! I did one of a bee in flight not too long ago. It was hovering over a flower and the wind kept blowing.... shot is a little blurry. Yours are absolutely magnificent!

Kcalpesh said...

I wish to visit such awesome places too. You've managed some nice angles on these shots. Hope the found enough nectar in the flower... :-)

Unseen Rajasthan said...

SOme really beautiful and fantastic shots !! I loved the second one especially !! Great..Unseen Rajasthan

Bibi said...

All three photos would catch my eye individually, and work very well together! How about some photo data? Aperture, speed, etc.? For the first two, anyway!

Hilda said...

The first is a fantastic macro, James! Your second gave me a good laugh — the bee looks drunk and passed out on the flower! And the third, ahhh, lovely blue sky!

Regina said...

Another awesome ones!

Martha in PA said...

Thanks for the lens answer! I thought maybe you snuck a new lens in on me. I so want the macro lens. I have gone to order it several times but always stop before I hit CHECKOUT!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I very much like your closeups. The top bee looks like a bit like a menacing alien. ;-)

Lois said...

I like the color in these shots, especially the bees!

Thérèse said...

The second one is terrific and I keep smiling just looking at it...

Anya said...

AMAZING Bee shots,
they are really puurfect ;)

Suz Broughton said...

Amazing photos!! That last one is a once in a lifetime shot.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Superb close ups!

chrome3d said...

To have the landscape, clouds and dragonfly all in one is an achievement!

Tom said...

Hi James
These are excellent... I was a bit disapointed with the ones on my blog... and even more so now I've seen yours.
I love all the clouds you have on show as well...

Tom
Wiggers World

Tinsie said...

Are the bee pictures for real? WOW!

Jacob said...

Doesn't it just "bug" you when you're trying to photograph a bee and a dragonfly butts in?

Sheesh!

Great shots, James!