Thursday, 16 August 2012

Flowers, Bees & Bugs!

When we went to Alnwick Garden, I had my Canon G11 with me, mainly for a few outfit pictures and some shots of the place but when we got to the flower garden I decided to take a few shots of the beautiful flowers there and came across a few bees (and drone flies) perching on some of them.  I got a bit hooked trying to get the perfect photo and came away with quite a few I'm pleased with (the 2nd one is my favourite!)...







So much so, I truly got the photography bug again (pun not intended!) and took a few more photos in the in-laws' garden the next day, especially when I discovered their Globe Thistle attracted quite a few bees as well!  I love extreme close ups and how they make the bugs look scary and alien-like, not to mention the pretty abstracts you can find in the flowers...














I really love this camera, I got it for my underwater shots originally, after it was recommended by a few of the dive guides in Egypt.  It's not very compact but it's very handy to cart around instead of my SLR and gives great results even in macro mode.

3 comments:

steff said...

I love these pics Bex! The colours are just fab. x

Roz said...

I tried to comment of these this morning to say I love them but my comment got eaten again! My fav is the third last one cause the bee looks amazing, check out his long nose!! Really like all of them to be honest and the close up of the globe thistles are just wow xx

Siobhan said...

Lovely photos Bex - I love the bees and colours and how crisp they all are x

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