This was taken Sunday at the 2013 Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival in Port Angeles, WA. I grew up watching Galloping Gourmet with my mom so I was thrilled to see Graham Kerr, who was giving food demonstrations and signing autographs of his book. He was super approachable, sweet, and generous with his kindness.
Summer with my kiddo at home and my yoga teaching schedule has kept me from photo blogging much but, today I took my D7000 and 85mm/1.4 lens out for a spin, while a ton of bees were buzzing around my lavender. I stayed calm, believing that bees could smell fear, because I’m allergic to bees. I squatted down, played with my settings on Manual with 1.4 aperture and the Sports setting, and became mesmerized by the bees buzzing between the lavender stalks. My eye was drawn to the contrast of the striped black and yellow bumble bees, although another variety of predominantly yellow bees were also buzzing about; they just didn’t make the cut for the photo shot! LOL
I quickly became obsessed with capturing these bees in flight. With my lens set for continuous shooting, I aimed, focused, and shot four hundred and fifty one frames! Here are ten of my best shots…capturing bees in flight is hard!! I definitely have an increased appreciation for action and wildlife photographers! Enjoy and I hope your weekend is buzzing with excitement, fun and adventure! ;D
No, I’m not being vulgar. These petite birds are called bushtits or PSALTRIPARUS MINIMUS. A flock of them flew into our yard, allowing me to freely observe and photograph them. I don’t quite know what this behavior means, when they rub their beaks against each other, like an eskimo kiss. If any of you birders out there know, please share!