I keep looking, but rarely see one. Are there fewer around? Am I just having an unlucky year? They are one of my favorite things to photograph and I’m just not seeing any.
Yesterday, I decided to swing by the community gardens at the local nature center. I can walk to the gardens and love to visit them. We have tried to have a vegetable garden in our yard, but we just don’t have enough sun. The community gardens have vegetables, many native plants, a chicken coop, and a bee hive. I love photographing the bees and other insects. I don’t know what this guy with the blue wings is–any ideas?
One day, I’d love to have a good macro lens. It opens up a whole new world to photography.
I was surprised when I viewed the picture above to find that little tiny bee (or wasp?, or insect?) in the frame.
On the way home, I took a quick photo of this juvenile House Sparrow.
Finally, just as I was nearing home, I caught a glimpse of these berries. I loved the variety of colors and started photographing them. Then I noticed that perfect circle of light right behind them. It was very dark in the woods, and I didn’t like the effect my on-camera flash gave. So I ran home, grabbed my tripod, and tried again. Although not as sharp as I’d like, I think the composition of this photo is interesting.
It’s supposed to be a beautiful day today. I’m hoping to get out for a bit and find more to photograph. Have a wonderful Sunday!