Saturday, May 23, 2009

Bee Paparazzi

Last weekend I was walking up from the horse pasture and noticed bees buzzing all around the rhododendrons. I stopped to take pictures.

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Now I know where the term "busy bees" comes from! Those bees were workin' those blooms! I could barely snap a shot before they'd zoom out of a bloom and into another.

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Like a Hollywood movie star stalker, I even tried just posing the camera on an empty bloom in hope that a bee would do a fly by and land, but I swear they were camera shy and stayed away.

I managed to catch these two bees working side by side.

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The bees did not turn out very good. I was hoping I could get a better zoom on them. A macro lens might have helped.

The petals on these rhodies ended up being the star of the show. I like this one the best, because the petals look so blurry, delicate, and dreamy.

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These petals are my favorite shade of pink. It is just fabulous! If I were to ever paint a room's walls pink, I would want them this color.

A huge thank you to Beverly over at How Sweet the Sound for hosting Pink Saturday every weekend. It is always fun to see what all those creative bloggers choose to post about!

23 comments:

Sares said...

Hay ya Pony Girl! This post is sooo funny. I just shot the same pictures 4 days ago. A busy Bee on the pink rhodie in the front yard! Mine didn't turn out as well. I wonder why. Could it be that new toy you've dedicated a whole new blog to? I will say this, great minds think alike!

Happy Pink Cousin and I hope you're having fun this weekend since you bailed out on our plans. Thank goodness you did, didn't want to do it anyway!

Paint Girl said...

So this is why you were trying to shoo the dogs away! To take pictures of bees and rhodies!
I love the pictures! Great shots! I love the bees even, for once!
And yes, a very lovely shade of pink!

City girl turned Country Girl said...

You did a lot better than I could have...I hate bee's LOL, I wouldn't have been awaiting one's arrival LOL!! Great pics, and I too like the last one best!!

Melly said...

I like all of your pics but like you the last one is my favorite, you take such gorgeous shots and the shade of pink is so delicate and soft.
Have a super lovely weekend and a Happy Pink Saturday!
Melly:)

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Fabulous photos! Love those bee shots and I don't suppose that they were easy to get. Happy Pink Saturday.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Pink Saturday ~ I hope you have a great weekend ~ Susan

Claudia said...

Gorgeous photos! The bees are so industrious aren't they? Happy Pink Saturday!

jrosey said...

These are really, really great! I love pics of bees on flowers...very Springy!

♥Mimi♥ said...

What a l♥vely Pink Saturday blog entry. This is the one day of the week when I get to sit for a couple of hours and soak in my favorite color. Thanks for being a part of that day☺

The photos really touched my heart. Not only do I love pink, bees, well, those little fat guys are one of my favorites!

Wishing you and yours a wonderful family weekend. I will be remembering my father who served in WWII, and praying for all of our military who are in harms' way.

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

Wow! What great photos! I love the bees and the pink rhododendrons. Mine are just starting to bloom and they are a purple/pink. Happy Pink Saturday. pink hugs, Ellen

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Dawn said...

Wow! I think your photos are wonderful! HPS!

Elizabeth said...

I think these shots are great, but you're right, a macro would have helped with the bees.

Lynn said...

Your bee photos are great and show great photographic patience!
Don't look my way for tips. I'm a whatever comes before rookie.

maidenshade said...

Hi there, I'm stopping by to proclaim "happy Pink Saturday" and would like to say, wow, impressive pictures. That pink is so ethereal and lovely, and the bees are exquiste decorations amongst the petals and pistons... or is it pistals? LOL, HPS!

xJ
MaidenShade.wordpress.com

Cottage Contessa said...

Gorgeous photo's, and very cool shots too. Love that shade of pink! Happy Pink Saturday!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

g said...

Those are marvelous photos. I do that too, try to capture the bees or the butterflies on flowers.

That rhodie is a lovely color, too, such a delicate pink.

Have a great weekend!

Pony Girl said...

{maidenshade}~ I think pistils and stamens are what they are....one is the female part of the plant, one is male! ;)

HiHo said...

what a great moment in time. HP,Heidi

Beansieleigh said...

Wow.. These pictures are amazing!.. and yes, as a matter of fact, my living room walls ARE this color, but they definitely need a fresh coat new coat soon! I still love the color though, and I sticking with it! Happy Pink Saturday, and have a wonderful weekend!

vickie said...

WOW gorgeous pink pics! Happy Pink Saturday to you. Thanks for sharing!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Your photos are wonderful and those pinks are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing and Happy Pink Saturday.

Blessings,
Sandi

someplace in thyme said...

boy, am I glad you did, those are so lovely, happy pink saturday, Char

Susie Jefferson said...

I always love your closeup photos - how kind of the bee to stay and pose for you, lol. Happy Pink Saturday (I know I'm late, but there are SO many blogs to try and visit now ...)