Nature's Place

Beautiful Black Bee


No Grasshoppers today, though there are plenty to come, maybe.

I was out exploring some local bushland when I came across a single flowering plant. It was the focus for many flying insects that didn’t sit still for a moment, and then this black bee came along. It visited one flower after another and if I hadn’t been ready with settings on the camera it surely would have passed me by without a proper hello.

It is possible to plan such a shot and execute it, if you have nothing else to do. But I think too much is made of the photographer, after all if the nature doesn’t show up it’s just a camera with no pictures.

Apart from the technical information required to know what to do with the camera in any situation or lighting the one thing that sets a snapshooter above the crowd is vision. Inner vision, that makes the shot before it is taken.

So it is with any endeavour, clear intention and focus gets me through.  As clear as possible, as long as I persist. Whoever ‘I’ am.

© Mark Berkery ……. Click any picture and click again to enlarge

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  1. morningjoy said, on 15/03/2009 at 8:40 am

    I agree; “after all if the nature doesn’t show up it’s just a camera with no pictures.” Your inner vision comes through strongly in your magnificent macro shots. You’ve achieved your intention.

    • Mark said, on 15/03/2009 at 4:37 pm

      Thank you Joy, it is a lovely piece of nature that presented when I was ready to snap it.

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