The Way I See Things


Mono Monday: Look up

If I'd posted this in colour you'd see the bee against the blue sky we enjoyed here today, but posting it in mono I'm not sure it's very obvious that I was looking up. I had thought of using the wide-angle to get a sky, or going somewhere interesting and pointing it up at a building, but I was very pressed for time today, so in the end I used the macro and went on an upward-pointing garden bug hunt.

I was hoping to find some hoverflies - I know from the growing excitement in the UK Hoverflies group on Facebook that they're emerging - but my garden remains a stubbornly hover-free zone. I was even lucky to find this honeybee actually, because the weather was far less spring-like than the light here suggests: there was a cutting north-easterly wind which felt as though it was coming straight down from Siberia, and anything with any sense was keeping to sheltered spots. But I did finally catch a faint buzzing noise over the howling of the wind, and then spotted movement up above my head, and I quickly fired off a set of shots of this busy little bee because I knew she might well be my only subject today - which turned out to be the case. I would like to call her Daphne, but that wouldn't be appropriate because this is a viburnum.

Many thanks to trisharooni for hosting Mono Monday this month. The other entries this week are here.

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