Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Magic of Bees

The magic of bees. They are fascinating creatures that buzz and dip and climb into flowers, covering themselves with pollen that they then carry on to other flowers. These were taken in August in front of our house.

Below are two varieties of bees, one which I will call a bumblebee and the other, flying in on the right a honeybee. I'm sure there are more correct names...but I will stick to taking their photographs.

If you get really close, you can see the hair on the bee's body. Of course, it helps to have the right equipment such as a 28-70mm zoom with macro capability...and the resolution of a 10mp image produced by my new Nikon D300...combined with a lot of patience, and a lot of images. By sheer odds, some are bound to turn out good.

The following images were taken in early August, while I was bicycling along the Willamette River near downtown Portland.

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