B is for Bee

I have a hibiscus in my backyard and it’s one of my most favorite plants in my garden.  It has gorgeous flowers that are huge – much bigger than my hand – and the color of them is just stunning.

I went outside the other morning just to enjoy looking at them before it got too hot outside.  Once the heat of the day hits they kind of wilt up and look a little sad.  In the morning though they’re gorgeous!  Anyway, I went to look at them and took my camera out with me so that I could snap a few photos and not only did I get the flowers but I managed to get a bunch with the bees flying around them!

Hibiscus 2

It’s pretty fascinating to watch the bees – they hop very quickly from flower to flower and never stay very long in one place. I ended up turning my shutter speed all the way up to 1/4000 just to capture them without blurriness!!

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bee 1

This last picture is “B is for Bee.”  If you want to participate in this meme just visit The Homeschool Post and check out their A B See Photo Meme post.

You can see my first post here – A is for Azalea

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  • http://masonjarcottage.wordpress.com Dianne

    That last photo is amazing!!!! I love bees, but I’m very allergic so I don’t enjoy them close up. Hope you’re having a great Monday.

    • Donetta

      Thanks, Dianne! I have to admit I’m pretty proud of it. :) This is the first time I’ve ever taken a picture like that and I did it on manual. I’m no professional but it’s fun to see photos turn out well and like I want them!

      And not to worry – I wasn’t super close to it – I had my zoom lens on and was zoomed all the way in. I was at least 4-6 feet away. Which is still kind of close but not too bad. ;) I’ve never been stung so I don’t know if I’m allergic – and I hope to keep it that way! haha!

      Hope you’re having a great day too! Thanks for hosting my kids last night! Kick them out whenever you’re ready! haha!