On our recent photo walk at the arboretum, I saw this beautiful artichoke flower. I like artichoke flowers, there’s something about them. Purple is my favorite color, and the flower attracts a lot of bees and insects, which can be a bonus in macro photography.
CAN be, because in this case it’s not. Not really. I did not get a good shot of the bee because the flower stood too tall for me, and I really needed to stretch myself to get it right. Sometimes trying to get a picture can be a bit of a work out or a gym session!
The next one was even more of a challenge. The flower leaned over in a 45 degree angle, and there was this modern art female figure behind it which I wanted to frame in as well. I had to take a couple before I got it right, and at the very last minute before I pushed the shutter, this bee flew off. So there, the bees in both pictures do not really add much. Maybe I would have preferred it if they were not there at all.
But at least I got the composition I wanted.
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