Sunday, August 25, 2013

Burrs & The Honey Bee

Andy | Sunday, August 25, 2013 | Best Blogger Tips

The bee is more honoured than other animals,
not because she labours,
but because she labours for others.
St John Chrysostom - the Archbishop of Constantinople from 347 to 407.


  1. Good ol' St. John got it right. Did you see the Time article on the dangers we face from the decline of the bee? Beautiful photo, Andy!

  2. I see you have taken an dive in the macro world. That means you have a lot more photo opportunities as normal because every picture you should take normally you have now to look at with a loupe and can make hundreds more. Don't make to much flower macro's please. From that the internet is flowing over already. I am curious what you show us next time in macro mode.

    1. I wouldn't say that this is a true macro photo. There's no macro lens involve. I took the last three days worth photos with my 200mm zoom lens. Then again one could still say it's within the definition of macro photography.

  3. Oh, what a fantastic macro! My reaction is the same re bees' peril right now, and it has me worried.

  4. Blimey Andy, your macro images are beyond fabulous.

  5. Albert Einstein pointed out that if we lose honey bees our civilization is doomed. Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) means about 40% of bee colonies disappear every year. Are we in trouble? Perhaps so. Other people are correct in their comment about your photo. Beautiful!

  6. Wow! You did this with a 200 mm? It's an amazing shot with beautiful detail! This is a gorgeous shot!

  7. Superb again, Andy. Your close-ups are terrific.

  8. BTW, you also have a wonderful quotation. I have never read it before, but it suits the bee perfectly.

  9. I am impressed! Andy

    You take fabulous photos!


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