Sunday, July 31, 2011

I want...

...a macro lens

Right before the sun went down last night, I spent about fifteen minutes following this little guy around the lamb's ears with my camera.  He was very tolerant, but I think I could have done him a lot more justice with a better lens.

Too bad camera gear won't be in the budget any time soon.

For the record, I've got two bee's nests in my yard.  We coexist quite happily, and I often prune or deadhead the same plants where they are collecting pollen.  I've never been stung.  (The fuzzy bees are less territorial, and so unlikely to attack.)  I actually took a class on urban bee keeping last winter, which I found absolutely fascinating.    Unfortunately, finances reared its ugly head and stopped me from going any further with it.  So, I enjoy the bees who came to my yard on their own and encourage them to stay by trying to have something blooming for them all summer long.


  1. I think you did a fantastic job...macro or not!
    Love this series of shots.

  2. You did a great job! I tried some shots of a bumblebee working one of my pond plants and no matter the setting or how close I got (and I was close,) I just couldn't get a shot that would do him justice. I really enjoy pet/animal photos and I keep telling Santa that I need a new camera and a couple of cool lens', but so far he just keeps ignoring me. Nature is so much fun, keep snapping those shots.

  3. I, too, am craving a macro. Great bloggers think alike!

  4. Your lamb's ear are so pretty! Mine died in the heat, but I'm going to try again next year. So pretty! I like all the bees in my yard, too.