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Welcome to the new, and improved version of Heaven in Belgium. I am Jientje. "Jientje", like the boys name Gene, followed by "chu"? "Gene-chu", that's how you pronounce my name. Yes!!!!That's it!! So now you know huh? I am an addicted blogger. I was born and raised and am still living in Belgium. Yeah, the "this-is- Tuesday-so-this-must-be-Brussels" kind of Belgium .. There, you see? Maybe you couldn't find it on the map, but at least I'm trying to change that a little by sharing lots of pictures. I really love to cook and create new things, like this blog for instance. I am a mother, not a grandmother,I don't know if I'll ever be, but I'll let you know in due time! Oh and um ... I am a wife too! They say I'm a traveler, and a photographer. Well that's just what they say, I love to make pictures, but I am far from professional ... If my English is not perfect, that would be because it's my second language. I do hope you'll forgive me any possible misspellings or strange vocabulary ... Now, as a result of all of the above, I get way too little sleep and my days are always much too short!

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Monday, May 25, 2009

Macro Monday, To Bee or not to Bee


On the first night I had my new camera, only minutes after I had received it, and started looking for photo opportunities on my patio, this friendly little fellow ( I think it's a bee?) seemed to be more than willing to pose for me.
He took his time, and so could I ...



Allowing me closer



and closer



He just got on with his own business



graciously posing for me,



and letting me take pictures from every possible angle!
Isn't that grand?


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21 comments:

VALKYRIEN said...

Great closeups! That little bee is really posing for you - and your shots is so sharp! Beautiful colors on that little flying thing! :)

Wanda said...

I guess it was meant to bee! Bee thankful...as it should bee! :)

Avril said...

Wow .. wow .. wow !! The clarity and colours are amazing! Excellent 'test' run!!

Melli said...

If it looks like a bee and acts like a bee, I reckon it's a bee! Only YOU make it beautiful! You and that fabulous new camera of yours!

Mar said...

Love your post title! didn't take a closer look to your pictures since I am known for my insect aversion, bwaaaaaahhhh. Sorry, can't help it!!

Thom said...

You know ever since you explained, my Belgian Bombshell, what a Macro is, it's been one of my favortie things to look forward to seeing. These are just excellent. Mahalo for sharing :)

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

It IS grand! Love these pics. I could just look at them all day. Whoever came up with the macro Monday is very clever.

Ballerina Girl said...

Amazing pics...
I would never be caught that close to a bee because I have a great fear of them...
I know, how silly, but I just can't do it!

Love the macro feature of that camera!
BG

Amanda Guthrie said...

Beautiful macros, great job this week!

Quilldancer said...

Wow! I don't know if that is a fly that looks like a bee, or a bee that looks like a fly, but I do know that it is absolutely gorgeous! You are an amazing photographer. I am so glad you have a camera again.

Dagrun said...

Oh, the last one is really good!!!! What a polite and patient bee;)

Terri said...

Wow! Amazing shots. Crystal clear. I've never seen a bee with those markings -- some kind of wasp? Don't think it's a honeybee.

I have a new tripod I'm dying to try out on some macro photos so I can hold the camera still!

Tatersmama said...

I LOVE these! As much as I liked seeing the little bee, (he IS gorgeous!) the pollen on the petals simply took my breath away!

Guess who now wants a new camera for her birthday? ;-)

Tammie Lee said...

fantastic series. I love seeing all these details!

Neas Nuttiness said...

OMGosh - we have the same camera, but you take much better photo's...what gives?

A Lady's Life said...

Now that is a GREAT SHOT!!!
Wow!:)

Jacob said...

Well, I'll bee darned! Those things never pose for me! Great shots!

maggie said...

Oh my goodness, wow, those are some awesomely close up shots.

Robin said...

Very grand, and beautifully shot, if not for the "Aack! It's a bee!" factor. (Sorry, I'm terribly sensitive to bee stings and swell up like a balloon.)

Lydia said...

How lovely that your camera has finally arrived, and is able to produce some stunning shots.

Jacki said...

How did you manage to get him to sit still that long?

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