Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Birds and The Bees

Let's take a look at the birds and the bees today.
These were taken in very early fall and have been hiding on my computer since then.

I like to feed the blue Jays peanuts and in turn they repay me,by allowing me to photograph them.I think it's a pretty good trade.
This picture is not cropped,basically it is SOOC

This one bird was so predictable.He would come to the same perch and turn his head in the exact same direction each time before grabbing a peanut.


Now on to the bees.I have never been very successful with bee photography,but I do like these shots.
My,what big eyes you have,my dear!



The yellow fall Mums seemed to have some food source that brought the insect in regularly.


Even the flies found these flowers to be of interest.

Closing Thought:
To cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.

21 comments:

Karin said...

Reminds me of Dean Martin:
Let me tell ya 'bout the birds and the bees
And the flowers and the trees
And the moon up above
And a thing called 'Love'! Beautiful photos!

Diane said...

Love the blue jay, they're so pretty. Nice set, Ruth.

Diane said...

Love the blue jay, they're so pretty. Nice set, Ruth.

happyone said...

Wow great photos. The bee is so crisp and clear.
Love the blue jay!!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

I thought of that also, Karin.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Blue Jays are always here during Spring and Summer... BUT--they leave our area (not sure where they go) in Fall and Winter... I do feed mine (when they are here) peanuts ---and love to watch them when they grab those peanuts....

Neat bee pictures also.
Hugs,
Betsy

Fit the Piece said...

Living in a newer area of town, the trees are smaller so there aren't many opportunities for bird watching so I enjoyed your pictures of the Blue Jays. Also loved the pollen on the bee so I'd say you got a great shot of the bee!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

These are incredible, Ruth. Amazingly detailed and crisp.

Mersad said...

Breathtaking beauty in these images. You really excel with these close-ups. The colors are so vivid and striking.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

George said...

I'm glad you found -- and shared -- these fantastic photos that were hiding in your computer.

Sandra said...

your jays have more white on the front, he is just beautiful. i love the first shot, really great shot. and it looks like you do a good job with bees to me.
i have never gotten a bee that good.

Nancy said...

Ruth, it seems they are all posing for you. Obviously, you are feeding them well either through peanuts or flowers....

Nancy said...

Ruth, by the way, what lens did you use to get that bee shot? Those eyes are incredible...

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

Love the Jay images

E. said...

awesome close - ups ... i love the bee. very very cool. you must be a very patient photographer. i am not that way, i wish i could be but i want a great shot very quick. point & shot kind of camera is my way. i guess i could learn much from you, my friend. well done. have a lovely relaxing weekend. take care. ( :

Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening said...

Amazing photos Ruth and I love the quote at the end. Have a great weekend!

Rose L said...

The first jay shot is my favorite. I have tons of shots of bees. I am working on getting more of the birds in my area! I have one lens to 300 mm and wish I had a 400-500 mm but cannot afford it. Money is very tight since husband died and left me starting over with nothing.

warriormom said...

Ruth, those are amazing close ups! The bee is something!!

Debbie said...

oooohhhh those blue jays are so pretty and i agree, they do allow photo's!! the bugs with the mum's are incredible, the second to last is just wow!!!!

Barb said...

That first Jay looks like a plush toy! Even birds have a 'best side" I guess. Your macros are fabulous, Ruth. Look at the pollen on those bees' legs!

Unknown said...

Ruth, beautiful images! The Blue Jays are such characters!