Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

foxglove (digitalis) in our garden with a bee hovering around it

A note of romanticism on a warm sunny day!

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37 comments:

Katarina i Kullavik said...

A brilliant capture! The Digitalis flower must be heaven if you're a bee!
/Katarina

Davidlind said...

Bees! I love bees! In photos and on flowers. Not on me.

SandyCarlson said...

I love the way these big round fellows disappear inside the flowers. They seem to go for miles!

WillThink4Wine said...

Wonderful photo! You obviously live in a magical place, with a much better camera than I have! =)

Gallicissa said...

Wow! What perfect composition and capture! Happy WW!

experimentsinliving said...

Love it!

Napaboaniya said...

The busy bee at work on a pretty flower :)

Indrani said...

You caught the bee in your shot!
Happy WW!

tigerfish said...

It must be one in a million chance to capture that!

June said...

Isn't it fun to watch bees and butterflies interact with flowers! This is a wonderful capture...

Thanks for stopping by Spatter...and yes, I can see how you'd be reminded of a crib mobile.

Mama Grizzly said...

that's an awesome picture!

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The Apron Queen said...

Gorgeous flower. Love the purple color. I've been obsessed with photographing flowers lately myself. And the bugs (dragonflies, grasshoppers, bees, etc) that seem to surround them.

lareine said...

to katarina: so true!!! i see a lot bees inspecting each flower... with the digitalis's numerous flowers, there must be a lot of nectar in just one "stalk" --- a real paradise for these bees:)

to davidlind: i understand how you feel!... i try to avoid them when i'm gardening... they can fly and buzz all they want as long as they keep a certain distance from me :)

to sandycarlson: yep and they're quick, too... they never seem to tire...

to willthink4wine: you should see our neighbors --- they never seem to stop gardening and their gardens are always in bloom... as for the camera, i'm not so sure... but i take several photos of the same subject and just choose the best one :)

to gallicissa: thank you very much... i've seen your shots and you really have a good knack with cameras... so hearing this from you is quite flattering :)...

to experimentsinliving: thank you very much for dropping by and the wonderful comment....

to napaboaniya: yep, and they never seem to tire of it :)...

to indrani: it took me a lot of shots (and time) to capture mr. speedy bee in photo:)... but it's worth it :)

to tigerfish: i guess you just need a lot of patience (which i don't have half of the time) and stamina to hold the camera --- no matter how lightweight it is, holding it in a certain position can be tiring... it was a glorious day, so my mood improved my patience *winks* :)

to june: yeah, watching them ceaselessly going from one flower to another is fascinating... it makes you wonder where they get their enthusiasm and energy in doing it...thank you very much for the heart-warming comment... and i love your photos :)... they always bring back childhood memories...

lareine said...

to mama grizzly: thank you very much for the wonderful comment and taking the time to drop by...

to mckhoii: i'll do the tag as soon as i can...

to apron queen: flowers and winged creatures can really cast a spell on us --- coaxing us to take that camera and preserve the moment in still images :)

Selerines said...

Fantastic one.....

Des Walsh said...

that is a magical photograph - such perfect colours and balance: I know it's nature but it's a credit to you to have so captured the moment

Cynthia Blue said...

Very pretty, love the colors! I guess I should put a nice frame around my pics... lol

lisa marie said...

How beautiful and perfectly captured!

Will said...

Great shot. I have tried to get a bee like that and it is not easy! Thanks for your visit and comment.

Happy WW!

ellen b said...

Beautiful catch Lareine!!

the teach said...

Bees just love these flowers! And I just love your excellent photo! :)

Vixen said...

A really amazing shot. I have never seen these flowers before and you took such a fantastic shot I can see the little fuzzies!

Happy WW

jams o donnell said...

Excellent photo... Bumble Bee flight 236 you are cleared to land in flower 65! Happy WW

Tammy said...

Beautiful! I love the detail & color that you've captured!

Karen said...

WOW. Those flowers are SO hard to photograph at that angle and a bee too? Fantastic. You have such a gift.

Thank you for your kind comments on my WW!

Have a great day!

zamejias said...

You caught a bee! That's great. Happy WW. BTW you do deserve the award. :-)

DoubleDeckerBusGuy said...

Wow! What a great shot! It's been an almost "bee-less" Summer here so far... and of course, the "fuzzy ones" (the honey bees) are always welcome...

Gattina said...

Beautiful picture ! the best love scene I have ever seen, lol ! so cute to make little flowers.

BTW Rosie is one of the cats who has round eyes, really round like marbles, it is so funny because she always looks so surprised !

We also celebrated "La fête de la musique" here in Belgium

lareine said...

to selerines: hey,thanks for always dropping by and leaving wonderful comments:)...

to des walsh: yep, nothing and no one matches nature's creativity (except the ONE up there... but then, aren't they, in a way, one?)... and it's up to us to see it and capture them --- not always easy, but i guess, it was my lucky day, hence, the photo :)...

to cynthia blue: thank you... and yep, a frame can enhance photos... try it:)...

to lisa marie: thank you very much... you also take a lot of beautiful photos:)...

to will: it can sometimes drive you nuts --- the agony of waiting (ok, i'm a bit exaggerated here) and of your aching arms (because you always have to be in position--- these bees move fast!)... but when you see the result, even just one photo, can make you forget the trouble you went through :)...

to ellen b: thanks... as i've said, it's not easy but it's worth it:)...

to the teach: yes, they REALLY love these flowers (i think it's nectar paradise for them)... and thank you very much for such a heart-warming comment....

to vixen: thanks... i think digitalis is native to europe and some parts of asia and africa... and they usually grow in shaded areas... maybe that's why they escaped your attention... but i believe english gardens almost always have them --- they look romantic against brick-red walls :)...

to jams o donnell: thank you control tower... now, we can take on aboard loads of nectar :)...

to tammy: i love th colors, too... especially that of the flowers... it takes them two years to bloom, though... thank you for such a wonderful comment...

to karen: i guess it was my lucky day --- it was sunny (which improved my mood) and not much wind (or else i would really have a hard time getting the flower stalk in the frame)... and the bee, i guess it took pity on me for i've been trying to photograph it in motion for sometime now :)...

to zamejias: i feel really flattered *blush*... thank you very much... as for the bee, it's not easy but sometimes, an extra effort in being patient pays off :)...

to doubledeckerbusguy: maybe the bees still find it cold... give it sometime... and thank you very much for the visit and the wonderful comment...

to gattina: i think bees love "courting" flowers --- for their beauty and nectar:)... and rosie has round eyes?! --- she's one in a million... she must really have great vision, especially at night:)... and i hope you enjoyed the fête de la musique... it's not everyday we have free concerts in the streets by all kinds of musicians :)

Kimberly said...

Gorgeous shot!

lareine said...

to kimberly: thank you for the visit... and i guess i was really lucky to get a shot or mr. bumblebee :)

Patrick said...

yes a great capture indeed! good timing and eye on the subject!

thanks for dropping by! this is really a busy market, especially on sundays where both locals and foreigners buzzing around!

til next WW!

Sandy C. said...

Very nice! I love the colors and detail :)

TroubleX2 said...

That is a beautiful plant. I've never seen one. Now I'm going to have to check to see if they can be grown in my area.

Awesome capture of the bee, too. Any advice on hummingbirds? The little buggers are fast!

tipsandtricks said...

I haven't seen that flower around here but the flowers are lovely. And I notice an interesting pattern on the petals.

lareine said...

to patrick: thank you very much... the day i took this photo must have been my lucky day... i'm looking forward to seeing your next WW entry :)...

to sandy c: yep, i love the flower's color and the bee's wings in "motion" ... thanks for dropping by and taking the time to leave a note of appreciation :)

to troublex2: this plant likes shady cool areas... so i think it might be a little difficult to grow them in your place... but then, there's no harm in traying :)... as for the hummingbirds, i have no idea, i was just lucky with this bee... what about donning a camouflage and having a good dose of patience?... i know it's over the board, but i always think of that whenever i would try to take photos of birds... their 360 degree vision is giving me a hard time! ...

to tipsandtricks: these flowers love shaded areas, so i guess it would be rare to find one in the tropics... the flowers are really pretty (especially their color) and the inner side of the petals have spots running vertically :)...

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