Saturday, April 9, 2011

Camera Critters #157

The past week here has been a strange week.  A week ago Friday, it was 74 degrees…our first 70 degree temp of the year.  Then Sunday and Wednesday, it snowed.  This is suppose to be spring!  8v)

It has me wishing for the hot days of summer.  I can’t wait for the 95 degree plus, cloudless skies we get here in the high desert.  And when those days come, I’ll hopefully be able to improve upon the photos below.

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Wasps of different species abound here.  Most I can determine the species they belong to.  However, the black wasps are a different story.  I need better images to ID them.

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And then there are bees.  I see so many different types of bees here.  Anything from bumblebees to honey bees to carpenter bees.  I shoot all of them and hope to shoot a lot more images of them this summer.

But that all requires for winter to end in the high desert!

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8 comments:

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Beautiful shots and we are with you on the warm weather wish.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Misty Dawn said...

Hey Bear, come visit! It's gonna be 84 degrees here today!

I like the bokeh in the wasp photograph. Did I tell you that the other day, someone gave me hassle about using the word "bokeh"? So, now I've gotten hassled about "capture" and "bokeh". So... lemme just say, I think the bokeh in this capture is awesome :-)

Grace and Bradley said...

Nice close-up. It seems suddenly the weather finally getting warmer now.

One said...

Great shots! I really like the second macro.

ladyfi said...

Wonderful shots - you make wasps look lovely.

Jenn Jilks said...

Lovely shots.I love the bugs.
I did birds.
http://mymuskoka.blogspot.com/2011/04/bird-songs-flying-things.html

Mama Zen said...

I'm still trying to get a decent shot of a bee!

BJ Roan said...

I saw my first bee last week. I like taking pictures of them, too. It's an adrenaline rush wondering if I can get the shot before he takes a shot. Please hold off on the 95 degree temp, we're just now enjoying the 70's.