Bees & Bugs

Honey Bee

I opened up my Nikon D3000 for Dummies book again this morning. I decided to reset all the shooting and set up options and start over (I messed about with the camera a few days ago). So, still on auto for these photos of the bee in the abelia bush this morning.

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The book advises me that learning to use the camera just from the Guide mode will make it harder for me to learn the other modes, later. Might take a decade, but I’ll get there!  I can’t wait to get my new lens and go back to the lake and get some great shots of the crested grebe. I suppose I’ll get a macro lens, too, one day.

Thanks for looking.   🙂

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Bees & Bugs, Flowers, One Word Photo Challenge

One Word Photo Challenge: Marsala

For Jennifer’s  One Word Photo Challenge: Marsalaone-word-photo-challenge-badge

Windows/ Nokia phone, 5MP, on auto, cropped.

 

WP_20141228_020Kniphofia / Red Hot Poker

There is a little bit of this colour towards the top of the Kniphofia (Red Hot Poker). I planted three of these bulbs the year before last. This is the first proper flowering.

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BELOW: These blossoms are a better colour match. Does anyone know the name of the shrub? [DONE: Abelia, from the honeysuckle family of plants]

Bee: 31 Dec 2014

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Bee on Abelia:  31 Dec 2014

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31 Dec 2015 Bee and Abelia

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