Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Butterflies & Bees

 Can't We All Just Get Along??
Although there were hundreds of flowers and thistles where this shot was taken, this particular one must have been special, because the butterflies and bees were continually jockeying for a 'place at the table'!

(For those who are interested, I used a telephoto lens up close.  That put the background of foliage and flowers totally out of focus creating a beautiful pallette of soft color.  Because there is so much background visable, I added a texture using Photoshop layers to add depth and interest.)

Summer Job!
This bee decided not to share and found his own space.

9 comments:

Sandra said...

we notice this same thing with several sharing one flower, and all the flowers look the same, i love that second one of the bee hogging all that nectar.

Montanagirl said...

I just signed up to follow your blog...thought I had already don that! LOL. Your photography is just amazing.

Robin Lamb said...

Karen, wonderful shots! I often use my telephoto to take this kind of shot.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful pictures. I too,use my telephoto like this often.

Lisa RedWillow~ a Beauty seeker said...

So Very Very beautiful Karen.
I have always loved your images , your work to me is so brilliant.
Thanks for stopping by.. I now know where to find you once again.

EG CameraGirl said...

Beautiful shots. Looks like you are seeing more butterflies than we are. I'm glad of that as I'm worried that I am seeing so few ;ate;y.

Rick said...

I was just out the other evening with my telephoto doing the same thing. These are awesome !

Scott said...

Just gorgeous, Karen. Thanks for popping over to flickr for a visit. It's always good to hear from you and of course to see your beautiful work.

diane b said...

Great picture. I like how the hairs on the bee are in focus.