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“The Reach”

“The Reach”“Stretching his hand up to reach the stars, too often man forgets the flowers at his feet.”
– Jeremy Bentham

A quick shot today of a honey bee stretching for the nectar of a milkweed blossom.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
1/160 sec, f/16.0 ISO 200

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“Thirst for Nectar”

“Thirst for Nectar”

“Mindfulness is not chasing the moment but sipping the nectar of the moment.”
― Amit Ray

I noticed an interesting trend in my last few images, colours seem to have progressed from whites to pinks. It’s pretty obvious when I review my media library. The colour shift through the seasons has captured my attention over the past few years. I’d say I’m becoming a lot more observant as I spend time really paying attention to my surroundings, that includes these colour patterns.

Despite my aversion to bees, and other stinging insects, I keep finding myself going back to the rhododendron, enjoying all the activity. Besides, the bees are far too busy gathering nectar to pay any attention to me.

If you look carefully, you will find a black ant in the shadows also participating in the feast. Though not shown in this image, some small snails were also enjoying the nectar as well.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
1/400 sec, f/10.0 ISO 100

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