Mistress Mary, Quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With Silver Bells, And Cockle Shells,
And so my garden grows.
An old rhyme (1744), “Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary,” which this photograph brought to mind. These pretty posies aren’t silver bells, but they are bluebells, and growing profusely in the spring. Looking forward to photographing wildflowers this year, hopefully in the not too distant future.
When I first got the Tamron 90mm lens of course it was time to play. and spend lots of time learning. I have several tripods. One is a heavy duty tripod for when I’m using the 100-650 lens, and then at the oppose end of the spectrum, I have a lightweight tripod that folds up neatly to fit into my camera bag. I usually carry this one with me so I have something to work with, and it can hold my 18-400mm lens in a pinch as long as I’m steadying the frame. But mostly, I use the lightweight for macro work and getting close to the ground, or as in this instance, close to the bee as its collecting pollen.
Found a great buy on a trip last spring. Five dollars and I have found it to be about the best tripod that can handle from the heavy lens to the lightweight, and not an onorously heavy tripod. Older, but by golly it gets the job done. It isn’t about the cost of the tripod, in the end, it’s about what works for you as the photographer. This I have found to be true.
Oh, how these tiny water droplets love this petite pink flower. A bright spot toward the end of winter, with spring just around the corner. Offers a moment of expectation, anticipation, and pleasant thought.
Mt. St. Helen’s, Washington State.
Surprised I could get close enough to grab this macro shot of a moth on this daisy. Love working with macro. It was a lovely sunny day.
A bit of lovely magic with pollen dusting this bluish flower along the trail. Just makes you have to believe that faeries and elves inhabit the fields and woods along the paths. Truly magical.
Flowers and bees were some of my favorite subjects to photograph last spring and summer. Not a lot of bees to see yet this year.
In the spring my favorite subjects are insects and wildflowers. This year the weather hasn’t allowed for much to be seen yet this spring as far as insects. But there have been lots of wildflowers. Here’s an up close and personal shot from last year.