A dull and overcast morning with nothing around with the exception of a rook or two. So I swapped lenses and decided on a bit of the macro malarkey.
As regular visitors will know my knowledge of flora is abysmal, I’m trying to rectify this state of affairs but it is taking time…………..I’m a bit thick! Is it okay to use this term to describe oneself………definitely not………I’m mentally challenged or possibly, Special Needs. There, I feel better about myself, it’s not nice to be stupid.
I am left with a choice……….only take pictures of what I can identify, this is too limiting, I’ve hit on a new wheeze. If I get in really close then I can only be gainsaid by an expert…….I’ll see how this stratagem plays out. Indian Balsam……….that’s Indian as in curry and cricket. Not Totem Poles and tomahawks.
See!….. I’m full of confidence because Keith posted a similar plant at HOLDINGMOMENTS. This is what he called it so it’s his fault if it’s something else.
Now I did shoot the full flower but it was a bit windy so it came out all blurry and has gone in the bin.
Neither is this………It’s an Orange/White- -Tailed Bumble Bee collecting pollen in Hedge Bindweed. Now I had a few goes at this, shifting exposure about and thought the Bee has been very patient. I gave it a gentle poke and it turned out to be(e) an ex Bumble Bee. It fell into the hedge bottom and I couldn’t find it so you are spared a focus stacked image of it’s corpse.
Now I think that all went quite well. At this rate I’ll soon be a Bottamist. Have a good weekend.