Skip to content

Back to Beesness

January 20, 2013
Bee and Flower

© – Bee and Flower

Finally made it back out to the real world yesterday. The weather was good, energy levels were decent, and gosh darn it I needed to get out.

So I made my way to Mitchell Lake Audubon Center at the south end of San Antonio.  It was an outstanding 2.5+ mile walk around the basins and polders I think I took advantage of the few photographic opportunities that I found.  I got my first dragonflies for the year–images of 4 or 5 different Variegated Meadowhawks on the walk.  In addition, I picked up my first life list addition for the year–a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.  I also picked up images of Inca Doves, Snowy and Great Egrets, and Eastern Phoebes.  All in all I saw at least 18 different birds that I can identify, with a 19th that I still have to figure out.  Not a bad day.

The biggest treat (beyond actually getting to get out) was seeing my first of season (FOS) dragonflies.  Seeing both the Variegated Meadowhawks and Common Green Darners flying and active gives me great hopes that spring cannot be too far around the corner.

About the Image:
Hands down the image of the day was this shot of a bee feeding on a flower.  Truth be told, there weren’t very many bees or flowers.  But the few that I found worked out very well for me.  Technical details:  Standard Gear, on the tripod, no flash, ISO 400, 1/640th at f/9.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 21, 2013 4:57 am

    Beautiful – love the title, too.

  2. January 21, 2013 3:55 pm

    Gorgeous photo of the bee and flower. 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: