Just like me, they long to bee … close to you

Well, this week’s photo challenge is more my kind of thing 🙂 Close-up is what I do! I could have picked one of gazillions of close-ups from my stash of photos but I thought I’d go out in the garden and see what I could find and take some fresh photos for you. What I found was that the bramble patch was very busy with bees and other insects, and despite the frustrations of the light changing every time the sun went behind a cloud (often!) I managed to get a few nice shots of some Honey Bees.

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Apologies if my title has set you off singing … here’s that song on YouTube to satisfy that earworm:

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Close Up.”


Sunshine Dragon

I absolutely love this shot I got today! The sun was coming and going as clouds kept blocking it out and I was wandering around the village pond looking out for wildlife. I came upon this dragonfly in the tall grass and as I was kneeling to get a low-down shot, the sun came out and turned it into a magical scene full of bokeh and sparkle 🙂


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If I had to be specific …

If I had to pick a single thing as my muse, rather than the whole of nature, I’d probably have to choose dragonflies. I get such a thrill getting shots of them, and spend far too long hanging around the village pond – just 5 more minutes – trying to get that perfect shot.

Today I got some fantastic shots thanks to an unusually docile dragon. I think it’s an immature male – perhaps only recently emerged from its larval stage. Please enjoy a gradual trip closer and closer into the wondrous eyes of this Common Darter 🙂 (please click on the photos to get the full effect)






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In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Muse.”