The warmth of early October brought out the bees.


(even with hairy legs),


With fragile wings sitting atop a throne of flowers,

And bee-draggled in the rain,

But still clinging onto the petal, onto life

Like a gorgeous jewel.

Bee-ware more stories at: Our World.

89 responses

  1. These are wonderful – what a gorgeous flower!!

    October 24, 2011 at 16:17

  2. Gorgeous captures of your and the bees beautiful world! I bet no one teases him about his hairy legs!! We gals should be as lucky! Love the colors! Hope your week is off to a great start, Lady Fi! Enjoy! So glad to have you a part of the Our World team! Thank you!


    October 24, 2011 at 16:19

  3. Beautiful clicks. Love the second shot!

    October 24, 2011 at 16:26

  4. · Well, I like your lovely photos… and flowers, but I would like a big spoon of honey. I am a honey-eater.

    · hugs

    CR & LMA

    October 24, 2011 at 16:30

  5. Beautiful depth of field and detail.

    October 24, 2011 at 16:40

  6. Bees are bee-autiful and with the rainy and colder days they are going through hard times.

    October 24, 2011 at 16:41

  7. That first photo is gorgeous. Love the colors and light….and the furry friend. Reminds me of the verse in the book of Sirach….The bee is small among flying creatures, but her product is the best of sweet things.

    October 24, 2011 at 16:43

  8. I always feel such awe when I come over here!
    (And I love the hairy legs…glad to know they can beeuutiful;))
    Thank you for such lovely captures…these made my day!

    October 24, 2011 at 17:04

  9. You manage to make bees beautiful!

    October 24, 2011 at 17:20

  10. Wonderful shots of the bees on the coneflowers. My cone flowers are all gone to seed and most of the seeds have been eaten.

    October 24, 2011 at 17:27

  11. I can see the bee has a friend joining him (her?) in the 2nd photo. What incredible shots!

    October 24, 2011 at 18:21

  12. You are a great photographer, though I must admit that bees terrify me. I was stung too often as a child.

    October 24, 2011 at 18:33

    • I’m terrified of bees too, but they were OK when I was behind my zoom lens!

      October 25, 2011 at 10:43

  13. nice capture….wonderful composition with the bee flower and rain drops….i dont mind th bees but my wife is alergic…

    October 24, 2011 at 19:07

  14. Great captures!!!

    October 24, 2011 at 19:08

  15. You know the purple coneflower beautiful display. Great pictures.

    Greetings from Holland by Helma

    October 24, 2011 at 19:19

  16. Beautiful macro photos, Lady Fi! Your a great photographer!

    October 24, 2011 at 19:32

  17. Great macros! Bee-tiful!

    October 24, 2011 at 20:20

  18. imac

    Beauty in your Macro my friend.

    October 24, 2011 at 20:43

  19. Jim

    Thanks for this ‘time out’.

    October 24, 2011 at 20:45

  20. OOh my gosh!!! these are such beautiful shots..😀

    October 24, 2011 at 20:58

  21. Yikes, I hope you used a zoom lens! But wonderful shots!

    October 24, 2011 at 21:33

  22. That’s a great shot! Great color and you caught the bee in all his glory!

    October 24, 2011 at 23:42

  23. What a surprise! I let out an “OH!!!” when I saw the first shot! The color! The bee! THE RISK!! Yeah, I still remember that bee post from last year…

    October 24, 2011 at 23:50

    • LOL… Funnily enough, I was less scared of the bees behind a lens!

      October 25, 2011 at 06:06

  24. Yes! “a gorgeous jewel.” xx

    October 25, 2011 at 00:00

  25. Lovely shots, bee-fitting of your blog.

    October 25, 2011 at 00:05

  26. A BEEautiful shots!

    October 25, 2011 at 00:12

  27. These are fabulous images! Love the macro shots!

    October 25, 2011 at 00:44

  28. such a lovely post, both words and images, thank you.

    October 25, 2011 at 01:22

  29. That Echinacea makes a spectacular pink backdrop for your Bee autiful Bee!

    October 25, 2011 at 02:05

  30. I love these pictures — even the insects in your world are bee u tiful! I also love the puns — my dad loved to use words this way — I could almost hear him in reading this post.

    October 25, 2011 at 03:11

  31. Wow. I haven’t thought that bees can be beautiful.

    October 25, 2011 at 05:00

  32. Beautiful capture. Love the softness of the light and shallow dof.

    October 25, 2011 at 05:00

  33. These are amazing macros of the bee, and that flower is beautiful as well.

    October 25, 2011 at 05:23

  34. Beeautiful captures!!

    October 25, 2011 at 06:04

  35. You are soooo clever. I don’t know how many times I have tried to capture bees on camera – or at least I do, as many times as I have failed. Beautiful shots. Thank you.

    October 25, 2011 at 06:15

  36. Wonderfully clear pics of Mr Busy Bee – stunning macro shot!

    October 25, 2011 at 06:35

  37. i am dazzled by your macro shots! fabulous set.

    October 25, 2011 at 06:55

  38. gorgeous and excellent clarity.:)

    October 25, 2011 at 06:56

  39. Stunning photos..I can see you on the ground for that middle shot..well done!:)

    October 25, 2011 at 07:04

  40. Wonderful shots of busy bee on the flower.

    October 25, 2011 at 07:18

  41. The bees here never stay still when I want to take their photo.

    October 25, 2011 at 07:26

  42. Riet

    STunning photo’s ,so clear and colorful.

    October 25, 2011 at 08:00

  43. Wow very beautiful photo. Love the close up of the bee.

    October 25, 2011 at 09:03

  44. My two favorite subjects, bees and flowers. Your photos are beautiful.

    October 25, 2011 at 10:13

  45. Lovely pictures!
    Love the colors with the bee…
    Greetings from Holland,

    October 25, 2011 at 10:31

  46. Lovely colors, enhance the compositions.

    October 25, 2011 at 10:53

  47. ladyfi,
    It is difficult to find any words to express these stunning photos!
    In the first one, the bee looks like sleeping peacefully on a pillow. How cute! What is it dreaming?
    Best wishes,

    October 25, 2011 at 10:59

  48. Wow, great macro with beautiful colors. Delicious approaches. I like the perspective you used.

    October 25, 2011 at 11:22

  49. lovely macros!

    My Third Eye

    October 25, 2011 at 11:49

  50. Wonderful photos!!This beautiful flower I had on my wedding:)

    October 25, 2011 at 11:58

  51. Hi there – what a great bee – we have a hive at the end of the street – so bees a plenty at present as the days warm up.

    Have plans in mind to try to get so pictures of platypus – will keep you and the world posted!


    October 25, 2011 at 12:09

  52. Looks like that bee is really hugging the flower as though it would never let go.

    October 25, 2011 at 13:15

  53. What great shots, and lovely glowing colours!

    October 25, 2011 at 13:19

  54. How lovely but I’m afraid of bees in my garden.:smile:

    October 25, 2011 at 13:34

  55. I’m surprised that the weather hasn’t changed yet. I was expecting snow, not a beautiful flower with a bee hanging on when it’s almost November. Gorgeous shots.

    October 25, 2011 at 14:50

  56. How cute!

    October 25, 2011 at 17:13

  57. Bee-draggled is such a perfect description in your poem but I also agree the little creature was bedazzled by its lucky find of nectar amid the drops.

    October 25, 2011 at 17:19

  58. Lovely Macros! So sad that the bee is trapped:(

    October 25, 2011 at 17:32

  59. Gorgeous macros ! Even the bee looks nice😉 !

    October 25, 2011 at 17:40

  60. Solhatt er en perfekt plante for humler! – og humler er trivelige insekter:)

    October 25, 2011 at 18:35

  61. great shots! I just love the title…:)

    October 25, 2011 at 20:19

  62. such beautiful close-ups! love the vibrant colours.
    i like those photos, especially the use of the pink tones!

    great job, lady fi!
    …and thanks so much for sharing:)


    October 25, 2011 at 21:02

  63. wonderful pics!:)

    October 25, 2011 at 21:30

  64. Those colors are just dazzling!

    October 25, 2011 at 22:55

  65. great shots of the bees. I bet they don´t find much to collect now. And you are right about the wood anemone, it is a spring flower, It should not bloom now.

    October 25, 2011 at 23:01

  66. Oh sweetie, I’m definitely sittin’ here totally bejeweled!!!! What a most marvelous shot!

    God bless ya and have yourself a terrific Tuesday sweetie!!! :o)

    October 25, 2011 at 23:07

  67. Gotta admire their persistence!

    October 26, 2011 at 00:36

  68. Al

    Wonderful shots – I love colorful flowers and insects like these.

    October 26, 2011 at 01:11

  69. Lew

    Nature has decorated your world very nicely!

    October 26, 2011 at 03:34

  70. Lady Fi, you have great photos!

    You captured the bee’s movements like time lapse!

    October 26, 2011 at 05:13

  71. Simply beautiful post!


    October 26, 2011 at 06:23

  72. A great series of macros – love the colors and light.

    October 26, 2011 at 07:46

  73. Gorgeous BEE captures
    very well done:-)

    (here they are also flying around today 19 C with sun………. Bee weather:)

    October 26, 2011 at 08:59

  74. GREAT shot… and now I think I want some HONEY in my tea… hmmm does that mean you are inspiring me?:-)

    October 26, 2011 at 09:35

  75. An interesting series of photos Fi, they tell a story of the bee – Dave

    October 26, 2011 at 10:18

  76. Do ya’ll celebrate Halloween?

    October 26, 2011 at 13:07

  77. Your photos show how tiny the bee is. The bee looks like a child playing on and savoring the love of Mother Flower.

    October 26, 2011 at 15:32

  78. two favorite things – bees and coneflowers! you’ve captured the magic and awe of nature. one of the things I love about coneflowers is feeling that hard, bristly center. great shots Fiona. happy day to you!

    October 26, 2011 at 16:21

  79. Wonderful macro pics, nice to see the bees at work gathering pollen. Since they have been under attack by that nasty preditor we have not seen as many for the last couple of years.

    October 26, 2011 at 18:56

  80. Indeed! Your coneflowers still looks so pretty. Nice that the bees have some energy-supplying food left. Wonderful macros.

    October 26, 2011 at 20:58

  81. these are absolutely fantastic flower shots – great focus, wonderful light! love them all!

    warm hugs from

    October 26, 2011 at 21:46

  82. Beautiful macro and very colorful photos, very nice to see.

    Have a great weekend, Bram

    October 28, 2011 at 07:43

  83. theflyingpenwriter

    Brilliant! Love your words and the photos are just beautiful, colourful, so real. Thank you and have a lovely and shiny week-end!

    October 28, 2011 at 14:10

  84. This is beautiful and a lovely pink color. Great Bee-world!

    October 28, 2011 at 18:32

  85. JM

    Great set of fantastic macro shots! WOW!

    October 28, 2011 at 22:25

  86. Morgan K

    Wonderful pictures!

    October 30, 2011 at 09:28

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