Monday, July 6, 2009

Dressed for success...



In all my years on the planet, I don't think I've ever seen a bee carrying this much pollen!! Unfortunately, I had to run into the house to get my camera and then accidentally pressed some control button as I was rushing back outside, so the first few pictures showing both legs loaded with pollen were out of focus. It was really quite a droll scene -- this little gal was kind of bobbling from flower to flower looking for all the world like she was wearing bright yellow pantaloons!!

I've been taking a break from studio work since I went off to Wisconsin in early June. There are several small works in progress, along with some larger pieces that I need to finish. I hope to post something in the next few days.

7 comments:

  1. That's one busy bee Chris!! Great photo. Make a great painting...?

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  2. Great photo, Chris - she certainly looks like the proverbial "busy bee," but I wonder how she flew with that much pollen attached?

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  3. isn't it amazing to watch? Love this photo.

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  4. This little bee should have had a helper with a "wide load" sign!! The amount of pollen she was carrying was astonishing and she seemed intent on gathering every last bit. Too bad she flew off before I could get more shots.

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  5. So glad you got the camera. Amzing creature and a great photo of the mysteries of nature.

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  6. I love this photograph!

    Chris, Congratulations on your features of Artist Magazine and Watercolor Artist. I subscribe to both and just loved the pieces about your work and your process. Such success is awesome.

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  7. Thanks, Mary!! I've been enjoying all the attention for sure!! ;-D

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