Weekend Pretty…Butterflies and Bees

Caught a little wildlife this morning, which I was lucky enough to find in my back garden – plenty of flittering butterflies floating in and out and lots of bumblebees as well. I didn’t managed to get many pictures of the butterflies because they were a little too quick for me, but here are two of my favourite shots : )

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A Bee.

I got very lucky with this shot – I spent about 20 minutes stalking a bumblebee (from a safe distance) while it hovered over a small field of flowers. I’ve spent the last few years increasingly wandering around with a camera-phone, digital camera, Polaroid camera and DSLR camera – and this serendipitous picture remains one of my favourite shots.

So here’s a shot which is close to my heart – a lone bee buzzing around pretty flowers (perhaps a reflection of me hovering over flowers while passer-bys wonder what the heck I’m doing).

IMAG2253Part of the Weekly Photo Challenge – One