Nature's Place

The Last BBB …

This is the actual last one, an image of. Hanging on under a cold full moon recent nights. With a little luck nature will have populated my mud brick hotels for next season, little B’s asleep. I might move them to a warmer location, soon to catch springs morning sun.

*Click on the pictures for a proper look … and click again

From the recent Bee Purple, you take what shots are available, priority being to leave no footprint in the sand of their sensible lives. Except perhaps the sight and smell and taste of blooming aromatic nectar filled flowers. They do enjoy that.

There appears to be two different kinds of BBB, or is it ages. The dark coloured, full orange fur coated ones being a bit bigger and just looking more mature. I haven’t watched them so close to know, and does it really matter …

Intelligence self evident, only the self absorbed cannot see, lost in the labyrinthine tunnels of a wholly imagined world. Lost to the world of sense, where these creatures reign. Every one a king or queen behind, each in mortal form below, where all does come and go.

of this seasons Blue Banded Bees, around my house anyway. But not the last of the pictures.

It’s been cold and wet and the garden in shade of the mornings makes for a difficult terrain to survive in, for the BBB.

One by one they disappeared over the last couple weeks, not missed as they go, but acknowledged then gone.

The seasons turn with the place of the sun and in our orbital world what turns re-turns.

So in the depths of winter, spring is burgeoning behind the barren view.

Well, it’s all relative, isn’t it.

Until it’s not …

© Mark Berkery ……. Click on those pictures for a closer look

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  1. Lynn said, on 30/06/2018 at 3:01 am

    Hi Mark May I know what kind of camera you are using for these pictures? They are absolutely stunning.

    • Mark said, on 30/06/2018 at 4:56 am

      Hi Lynn.

      The BBB is a beauty, isn’t it.

      I am using the Panasonic G6 here with the Olympus 60/f2.8 macro lens with an achromat on it. See here https://beingmark.com/macro-illustrated/ about 1/5th the way down for pix of my setups.

      It’s a good idea to join a camera forum, like this one https://www.dpreview.com/forums/1033 where you would get more varied and specific help. Just join and ask, they’re a good bunch of people.

      Do people come in bunches? :-)

      All the best. M

  2. Lynn said, on 30/06/2018 at 1:39 am

    Hi Mark my name is Lynn I’m wondering if you could help me out I just bought a Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ 2500. I can’t seem to take wonderful macro pictures like you do and I’m wondering is it possible with this camera I can really use some help right now before I return the camera. Do you use the DMC FZ 2500 and would you have samples of your macro pictures

  3. treesshrubs said, on 03/06/2018 at 8:56 am

    We could learn a lot from these beautiful creatures ☺

    • Mark said, on 03/06/2018 at 4:23 pm

      The little we could learn is a lot …

  4. puzzleblume said, on 01/06/2018 at 9:05 pm

    Always marvellous, the beauty of the little bees and your captures.

  5. Fotohabitate said, on 01/06/2018 at 5:01 pm

    They are extraordinary!

  6. Cate said, on 01/06/2018 at 10:01 am

    Thanks for sharing with us another season of marvelous images of these little ones, Mark. They’re really beauties!

  7. zoomologyblog said, on 01/06/2018 at 7:41 am

    What a stunning series of photos. Beautiful!

    -Emma


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