Saturday, April 27, 2013

Sunday Stills - Flowers And Wildflowers

I'm glad Ed picked this challenge.  The flowers around here were starting to get their feelings hurt with all the lamb pics.  Didn't really get what I wanted, but did capture a couple fun shots. 


How about a tree house surrounded by flowers?


Could she have been bringing in a piece of wool for her nest?  Um, no.  Chicken feather.  Stupid chickens mumble mumble ;-).


"Go find your own tree house.  This one's mine!"


Apple blossoms as far as you can see.  My favorite.


I love the look of this even with the honey bee facing the wrong direction (stupid bees mumble mumble ;-), but it was complete luck and a nice combo of light, depth of field and composition.  I'm not sure I'm smart enough to recreate it, but if I get a minute I might try. 


A big bumble type bee on the pear tree.  All bees are pollinators as are lots of other insects.  We're equal opportunity bee lovers here.


Lift off.

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19 comments:

Tyche's Minder said...

Love the bee shots. Bumble bees are one of my favorites.

Alice said...

Seriously stunning shots !!!

The Dancing Donkey said...

Wonder photos, all of them!

Lori Skoog said...

What a great series of shots! You sure know how to use that lens for close ups. Wow!

Tombstone Livestock said...

Great capture of the bird in flight and peeking out of the bird house.

Miha Giustina said...

These are all wonderful shots. All I could say, when I saw the first one, was: "wow!". :-) You must be using a powerful camera lens. Great photos!

Suz said...

oh the bee arrives
!!

Andee said...

Oh what beautiful shots! I love the bird house.

dibear said...

Sweet!! Lovely shots. :)

Ed said...

Great shots that first is a great capture and the bees are having a field day..:-)

Strawberry Lane said...

Fantastic ... loved each and every photo. The first photo of the bird in fight is remarkable!

Maureen said...

Wow, wonderful photos! They would make awesome wallpapers... beautiful!

Eva said...

Lovely series. That bird house is just the cutest, and it's great that it's surrounded by flowers.
Love the bumble bee too.

LannieK said...

Beautiful, beautiful shots! Love the apple blossoms and birds. Now I really can't wait for spring here in Colorado - we are finally getting the warm temps, but desperately need the rain :-)

Terry said...

Oh wow! I LOVE that first photo!

No flowers here just yet, unless you count dandelions. Still, it's a sign of Spring.

MarmePurl said...

Such lovely captures. Beautiful

Far Side of Fifty said...

Lovely shots..so good to see blooms:)

april said...

Absolutely beautiful...

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

It is truly spring time!!
lovely!

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