Bee in Flower

Posted by on Aug 25, 2011 in Macro, Photography, Plants & Flowers, Wildlife | 18 comments

Taken a  couple of weeks ago on the road between Durango and Silverton, Colorado. I was running late to pick up my husband and daughter, but I just HAD to stop and photograph this patch of flowers along the side of the road. The bee was just a bonus. Expect another aspect of it next week, with a different angle, different flower, and different treatment.


  1. the colors are marvelous Caryn, I like it a lot

  2. Excellent macro Caryn. Nice colors

  3. beautiful closeup.. just right to brighten up my day.. 😀

  4. Thanks! I think it must have rained a lot recently. The flowers were SO happy and vibrant.

  5. Very pretty! Are you in a macro phase? :)

    • @Jen, Thanks! And, yeah, I'm kind of into the macros right now. They're fun, and I have to take advantage of the opportunity while there are still a few flowers around.

  6. Beautiful macro Cary. I love the color!

  7. perfect your idea, i liked perspective, frame and use of natural light, very nice!!!!

  8. it looks so hard at work. love the brilliant color palette.

  9. What a fine flower shot with the extra bonus of the bee enlivening the flower shot. Very ell done.

  10. Wow! What a wonderful shot!

  11. simply beautifully captured shot….lovely!

  12. Wonderful photograph, well worth the stop along the highway. I am often torn between rushing to a place to be on time, and seeing something that might offer good photographic possibilities.

    • @Doug Hickok, I have that problem all the time! I still sometimes think about certain scenes that I never took the time to stop and capture. At the moment my other priorities seemed stronger, but now I wonder.

  13. Exquisitely magical color and detail. Extraordinary!!!

  14. Beautiful macro, colors are amazing… Wonderful!

  15. Thanks! :-)

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