Backyard Bees, Bokeh-fied


One doesn't have to go far to tinker with a new camera's features. Sometimes your own backyard can be a wonderful photographic playground. (But if you have something like a travel reward card to let you roam far from home for some shooting practice, then that's great too!)

Here, I risked being stung by getting dangerously close to bees. A bee sting can earn you a trip to the emergency room if you're not careful. Hey, art/photography is also about sacrifice, right?

I was playing with my Nikita's macro mode and tested how far the zoom lens went. The honey bee (Apis mellifera) is New Jersey's state insect, by the way.

Holy bumblebees! Look at them ravish that spiky blossom! I especially love how the camera captured the fragile detail on their wings.



8 vandalized my wall:

Kate said...

beautiful photos :) Btw, the bees look really huge :D

Sidney said...

Dear Aunti,

Where is the baby picture of your niece?

The story about the flowers and the bees are too late now...there is a baby already!

Marites said...

oh my..those bees are huge!! great shots!

upto6only said...

yes its true, just by going around in your own backyard you'd be surprise to see a lot of things which you normally see everyday.

great capture of the bee.

Oman said...

wow naman. ang gaaaaandaaaa. i got stung by a bee once so i would definitely have second though of shooting bees if i don't have a zoom lens. :)

witsandnuts said...

I liked your shots! Ganda rin ng colors. :)

Anonymous said...

oh the first photo is very pretty! such busy bees they are!

kg said...

ang ganda nung flower, parang violet rambutan! he he!

(you know rambutan?)

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