Friday, January 18, 2013

See BEEEautiful




there are close to 150 blooms on the powder puff, almost every puff has 2 to 4 bees on it. I put the LONNNGGG LENS on the Rebel, stood the camera on the mono-pod and fired away 


I just could not get a really good shot. I know it can be done, I see it on others blogs...




Every other year, Bob hacks this tree down to four feet or it would become a monster. I am looking forward to the hacking and the bees have to find another home. so where do they go at night?


 Above shot occurred when I was madly firing and the bees came after me, the pod slipped. I backed off a few feet and my first fire was another accident. it is a little more in focus than the bees and blurs




43 comments:

Catherine said...

Those are warm colored photos Sandra! I wish we had some green here!
xo Catherine

crafty cat corner said...

This plant looks like the one my daughter had in her garden but sadly it did not survive, probably because it is too cold here for it, she used to call it the bottle brush tree.
Don't be hard on yourself, the pictures are beautiful.

Good to know you still have plenty of bees, here ours are in decline, probable due to people planting tropical plants instead of our native cottage garden variety. also lots of decking everywhere.
Snowing hard here at the moment, cats in window all nattering away at the poor birds trying to come in for food.
Briony
x

RoeH said...

These are great photos! I can see every little corpuscle on that bee. Really pretty little guy.

Maple Lane said...

Very nice pictures. Hope you have a good weekend.

EM Illustrator said...

Oh these are so beeeautiful! Would love to use one to paint.
Enjoy your weekend

Giga said...

Tak się zdarza, gdy się podgląda pszczoły. Zdjęcia jednak są śliczne. Pozdrawiam.
As it happens, when you peep the bees. But pictures are beautiful. Yours.

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Madge Bloom said...

Love this pink!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

And WHAT is the matter, with YOUR pics?????????????????

And btw, can you imagine how all your posted photography work, looks on one of those mobile devices???

Ya' know, those tiny little screens, which are all the rage. And which bloggers are trying to read our blogs on..

Harumphhhhhhhhhhhhh...

Muffy's Marks said...

Love the plant and your photos of it. The bees... that's another story.

Cranberry Morning said...

Did you get stung? Love those photos. What beauty!

ClickNCamera said...

It's a tree? Great photos!

GOOSE said...

Beeutiful photos. I should tell MOM to use a long lends thing. She just get right up close the the stingers. hahha
Blessings,
Goose

Mamabug said...

Those are beautiful shots Sandra. Have you tried cropping them when you edit? Will get great closeups.

TexWisGirl said...

they're absolutely gorgeous. how sweet to see these in january.

From the Kitchen said...

Beautiful!!!!! Bees go to Motel Six at night.

Best,
Bonnie

Madi and Mom said...

I CANNOT IMAGINE HAVING SOMETHING LIKE THIS IN MY YARD...HOWEVER, I WOULD BE READY FOR THE BEES TO HAVE ANOTHER HOME FOR A WHILE TOO.
HUGS MADI AND MOM

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Yes we are very familiar with the beeeessssss as we can hear them as we walked by these trees on our walks. Did you know that theres a yellow version of it n less bees but not as pretty as the red ones. Golden Thanks for the beautiful photos. Mom need to invest in lenses this year. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

DawnTreader said...

The rest of us know it can be done, we see it on YOUR blog...

Chatty Crone said...

Sandra - I think your bees and flowers were just AWESOME! I felt so happy to see it. And you said it was easy to grow things there - it's hot - do you have to water a lot?

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That tree must be a gorgeous sight. Now,I see nothing wrong with those bee pictures. I know I have a hard time with as well.

Stacey Dawn said...

Love that bush/tree! Gorgeous colors! Good for you for getting near those bees!! Great job!

Betsy Adams said...

So the powder puff tree is invasive? Gosh--how big can they really get? Do they drop seeds which cause other powder puff trees? I remember that my parents hated their Mimosa tree (even though it's also beautiful) because it was so invasive...

I'd be glad to get rid of the bees too....

Hugs,
Betsy

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Wow- did ya get stung? We don't have anything like that here, it sure has a striking red color to it.

Maggie M said...

I am just in awe of the beautiful pictures you take of the gorgeous plants at your place. You are brave to be out photographing those bees...you sure did a terrific job getting the bee pictures. I am not fond of bees and would sure not want that many around my place. Hugs

Betty Manousos said...

wowed!

what a lovely burst of colour!
your post did make me happy!
you certainly capture the beauty around us with your camera!

overall, truly gorgeous shots!!

Pam ;) said...

They sure are stunning pink puffs of delectable delight for the Beez :)

Your shots are amazing, Sandra.

Ann said...

Bee-u-tiful. I think your shots are great. I wouldn't like all those bees hanging around though.

George said...

I think you did quite well with your long lens and monopad.

Dee said...

I do feel You could be a professional nature photographer.....I looooove the pink on the powder puff....just bee careful taking your photo's :)

A Quiet Corner said...

Love that plant, Sandra and the closeups are crystal clear!...:)JP

SweetMarie said...

Just gorgeous! Hope the bees didn't get you!!!

Miss Debbie said...

They look like good shots to me! The pink is gorgeous and I think you were very brave to get so close to the bees!

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh wow, the bush must look like it's on fire. Those blooms are gorgeous.
Considering that your bees are very aggressive that's close enough. We don't want you to get stung. You still got some great details of their wings.

Linda said...

Your shots are incredibly detailed to me, Sandra! They give me pleasure because they look so artistic. I like the ones of the bees' striped back ends as they bury themselves in the puff ball.

Snapper II said...

I love the pics of the bees.

EG CameraGirl said...

So tropical looking!

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Bees go to their hives. Glad none stung you. Nice pics!!!!

Michaele said...

Now this is a PINK post! Grand!

LC said...

Enjoyed those photos plus From the Kitchen's natural history factoid about where bees go at night, hee hee.

Rose said...

Almost laughing out loud...at the reason for the blurred photo!

Debra Dickinson said...

Could not get a good shot? Are you kidding me? Love them all! When I read that the tripod slipped I caught my breath. Was glad to see that the next paragraph didn't include a crippled camera.

carolann said...

Thanks for all the perfect photography you displayed delightful pictures of the Powder puff and the explanation. I do not think I have ever seen such a beautiful gigantic tree bush. Sid is looking with Wow!

The color alone is magnificent.