As I was wandering around the neighborhood yesterday after the rains, I found a beautiful yard of yellow oxalis, a plant that many people (including me!) consider a weed. However, when you get a whole yard of it in bloom, it can look quite beautiful.
Unfortunately, the bees also happen to like it when it blooms. Taking pictures of bees is the one time when I don’t bother composing the picture. I shoot and run, just in case the sound of the shutter happens to irritate them.
Here is yesterday’s synchronized bees:
That picture, as out of focus as it is, was taken with a Sigma 50mm macro lens, which meant I had to get close to them, too close for comfort since my fingers, eyes, nose…. were closer to them than I wanted to be. Even though they were pretty busy gathering pollen, I didn’t want them to think that I was invading their food source.
I’m thinking about going back tomorrow with my 300mm lens so I don’t have to get so close to them!
Posted on January 25, 2012, in Fauna, Flora, Mother & Father Nature, Photos and tagged 300mm lens, bees, fauna, flora, la mesa, macro lens, oxalis, San Diego, yellow oxalis. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.