A Feast for Bees

HDR,Vienna VA,Wildlife 12 April 2010 | 2 Comments

It’s springtime and all the bees are famished. I was walking around with my camera a few days ago and was struck by the outrageously brilliant colors on all the perennials that had popped up; I got in close to this one for a shot and noticed it was a focal point for what seemed like a small flock of bees. It got me thinking – if this plant look this great to me, how incredible must it look to them? These flowers are their sole objective in life, the goal for their entire existence. In whatever spectrum they see the world, the sight of this flower must unleash the equivalent of a massive dopamine rush in their tiny brains. While I was taking this photo I’d guess there were about half a dozen bees buzzing around my head. This would ordinarily have caused me some concern, but I felt sure they were all too focused on the surrounding flora to even notice me.

2 Responses on “A Feast for Bees”

  1. Liz says:

    WOW! I was told by my photo mentor – a guy that rents an RV spot from RA who was a war photographer in nam – that taking pics of flowers is hard. You make it look easy, Reid!

    • Reid says:

      Thanks! Glad you like it =) I’ve been taking a lot of flower pics lately since they seem to be everywhere. I’ll have to meet your friend sometime, he sounds like an interesting guy.

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