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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Beebonnet

Last year I was lucky enough to get word of a small (several acre) patch of bluebonnets just a couple miles from my home here in  in North Texas. I spent portions of several days visiting this patch hoping to get some good landscapes of these iconic Texas flowers (bluebonnets are the state flower of Texas and Texans are rightly proud of this!) I was successful at composing some pleasing landscapes, but I also was able to get a few good macro shots of individual blossoms. This image, titled "Beebonnet" is my favorite of the bunch as the bee was a most willing and cooperative "model"!  

BeebonnetAllen, Texas
Beebonnet
Allen, Texas
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27 comments:

texwisgirl said...

Hi there - followed you 'home' from Kerri's site. Saw your note about not having many pine siskins in N Texas. I'm SE of Dallas near Cedar Creek Lake area and I've got all the pine siskins I can handle! Want some?! :)

Beautiful photos! Am looking forward to seeing more!

eileeninmd said...

beautiful photo, I love the blue bonnet.

twobarkingdogs said...

gorgeous flower, super photo, too! My dog Clover loves to smell flowers, and has on occasion gotten too close to a bee! I have a bunch of lavender bushes that bring the bees en masse during the Spring, so I have to keep an eye on her!

ladyfi said...

What a gorgeous and summery photo!

Al said...

Wonderful photo, the flower and bee are so clear and well-framed.

Coy said...

I can see why its your fav John. Excetional macro!

Kay L. Davies said...

Fab photo, and what a great catch the bee was!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Mom of M&Ms said...

LOVE bluebonnets.. that is why i moved here.. LOL Great entry and congrats on your win last week.. that was stunning!

Gary said...

Really well done John. An insect really sets off a flower shot!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Amila Kanchana said...

Oh yeah you should be proud of that flower! Another great photo,thanks for sharing!

Kerri said...

Oh, it's quite lovely!!
(and Stumbled :)

Ray said...

Wow great shot!

capturethesoul said...

Hi John,
I want to thank you very much for the kind note on my blog. Your photography is stunning and I will be linking yours to Capture! I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work!
Cheers,
Cathy

Catherine said...

Fantastic!

Michelle said...

wow! so pretty and detailed! :)

Wanda said...

John, thank you for visiting my art blog and commenting on my poppies. Your blue bonnet photo is stunning. The Art Challenge for March is flowers....perhaps you will allow us to paint some of your flowers. You would of course be linked as the photographer. Let me know if that's a possibility.

The bee is sure a nice touch!

Wanda from Brushstrokes.

Judy said...

Gorgeous! I have heard of bluebonnets, but now I understand why they have the name!

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Excellent clarity, color and composition.

Marie said...

Just gorgeous! My daughter and I were just talking yesterday about bees and how important they are to our lives -- I'll have to show her this photo.

Marie
bonkersinbarnhart.com

Stratoz said...

bees are too concerned about feasting to care about us with cameras. beautiful!

Julie G. said...

This image is glorious! The little bee visiting the bloom really enhances the wonderful photograph. The bluebonnet petal color is luscious. A joy to view your blog!

Johnny Nutcase said...

beautiful shot, John!

SmilingSally said...

How fortunate you are to live where bluebonnets bloom.

Happy 1st Blue Monday, John.

chubskulit said...

Terrific shot!

My blues, have a nice day!

LV said...

Glad to know there are so many that appreciate out Texas Blue Bonnets. I love going to Hill Country to see them. We have quite a few here but nothing like down there. That is truly a stunning shot with the bee.

s.c said...

Great shot with that clear colors. Beautiful.

Karen said...

Lovely capture of the bee against the blue flower.. Those blue bonnets are rather pretty flowers..