April 14th, 2007

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Bee Photography

My goal is to get a good photo of a bee in flight. The bees really like the sage flowers so I have easy access to them buzzing around my garden. The difficult part is getting the shot with breezy conditions, a moving target and keeping a steady hand when I have one in the viewfinder.
In Flight
In Flight
At Rest
At Rest
romance, flower

Feisty Females

At first I thought that I was witnessing a little courtship action going on in my garden. After doing some research, I discovered that this is two females because they both have white stripes on their backs. The female on top is displaying her dewlap in a demonstration of territoriality. Not long after I took this photo, the one on the bottom ran off with the top one in hot pursuit.
Aggressive Anole
Aggressive Anole
Now ladies, there are enough sage leaves for everyone to soak up the sun and hunt for bugs. No need for all this posing and prima donna behavior.