Monday, April 4

Stalking bees

Nature is on crack right now, and I'm totally getting a second-hand high off of it. I love it.

This weekend was so beautiful I had no choice but to go outside and play with my camera. Nothing like documenting plants in all their flamboyant reproductive glory!


OBSCENE, isn't it?

And then they've got all these bees up in their business:

(Awarding myself 10 points for not saying buzziness.)

Soon I'd become obsessed with photographing bees. This was only made possible with the help of my zoom lens, because bees make me scream like a little girl.


Nothing like being wayyy zoomed in on a little bee, and then having it fly STRAIGHT TOWARDS YOUR FACE and shrieking like a seventh-grader on helium and almost dropping the camera and startling an old couple walking by hand-in-hand.

(Although this artsy abstract shot came from one of those instances:)
One more mouse-eye-view photo just for good measure: 


And since it's started pouring rain in the time it took me to load these photos, looks that will have to do for now. Oh, Oregon.

12 comments:

Kristie said...

So very lovely! I only wish the weather was still like that now...

Married In Chicago said...

Bees freak me out, but that second picture is absolutely INSANE. That color is like summer in a photo.

Kelley @ Kelley Maria said...

Gorgeous photos April! The second one is my favorite.

Nice work on the action shots of the bee...quite impressed!

Emma @ She Got Married said...

I've been trying all day to see these pictures..but I cannot. So.

I like bees. And I'm sure I would like your pictures of bees.

April said...

awww, I'm sorry Emma! I'll email them to you right now.

Emilee said...

gorgeous pictures!! my nickname to some is bumble bee...ha ha!

d'Artagnan said...

beautiful photos! What kind of camera do you use?

-d'Arty

April said...

thanks amiga! I use a Canon Rebel XTi (I rolled my eyes when the hubster bought it a while back, but now he has to pry it out of my hands).

kanika said...

I love love love love love your blog! I love the way you write! :)
And the photos are wow :D

April said...

Wow, THANKS kanika! Very sweet of you : )

Sam said...

For my birthday: I would like a copy of your very Oregon-y pictures because I miss the homeland like a mofoe right now!

April said...

sure thang m'dear! (It misses you too.)