Friday, June 25, 2010

Bees, Butterflies and Flowers

Purple Coneflower/Bee
Find the Bees and Butterflies: my lense does not allow me a closer position which would scare the flitting, skittish creatures away. I need a 2 or 3x converter or a true MACRO .... dream on. 

Purple Coneflower/Bee
  I followed the same bee around the Coneflower patch???

Three Coneflowers, Two Butterflies


Two Coneflowers, One Butterfly
Purple Coneflower
SOOC (Straight Out Of the Camera)
Simplicity

13 comments:

jinksy said...

SOOC wins...

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Beautiful. My cone flowers are late bloomers this year. And there are few insects to work on them.

The flower that was here wasn't removed. I think PhotoBucket had a problem. In any event, I put it back again.

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent shots. the bee is beautiful and a great closeup. I suppose you could crop the pic and then the bee would look closer. Nah!!!
Great pics of the Coneflowers. MB

jeannette said...

These are NOT marcro?? If you can take pics this sharp and detailed, me thinks you probably don't need a macro, LOL they're incredibly sharp!

faye said...

Those are beautiful photos..
Very crisp and clear...
you do very well with SOCC.

Arkansas Patti said...

I miss bees. Lately I only see bumble bees enjoying the clover when I mow. I do hope the honey bees make a comeback.
Good capture on the butterflies. I am just not quick enough.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

MY FAVE is the last one!!! "Simply" gorgeous!!! I always find a feast for my artistic side here...so lovely. Sigh. Love you, Janine XO

Linda said...

Lovely pictures. I love cone flowers.

CompostPyle said...

Oh those picutures are beautiful, what a treat. Thank you

Cone flowers are up there with my favorites and you captured their beauty.

have a great weekend
tc linda

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I have Purple Cone Flowers but not yet so nice and developed as you have. I am still looking for butterflies when I am able to get outside.

Lisa said...

Great Job following the bee...Beautiful pictures!

I really love the new look and feel of your blog.

Have I mentioned that before? If not I meant to.

CHERI said...

Beautiful pics. My sweet hubby gave me a new camera today for our 40th anniversary. It's a NIKKON D5000. I am technology challenged so sure hope I can learn to work this thing! I hope to get some new lenses as time goes on. I love your coneflowers! Mine were just beginning to grow and the dang rabbits have eaten every leaf. Those rabbits aren't nearly as cute as they once were!!!!

Pat - Arkansas said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely!!!