Sunny Buzzin'

I had to work super hard to get this shot... it was so windy and this sunflower is taller than me... yeah, not hard... I'm 5'2"... so I had to stand on the edges of two planter boxes which were about 60cm apart and balance, contend with the wind blowing this sunflower around and wait for lulls ... oh and try to track the bee too. Phew!

Today would've been my Nanna's 95th birthday. She passed away at the wonderful age of 89, however, with dementia, so it was time. She was a wonderful lady. Kind and compassionate and so understanding.

Shot for "One Night Stand" http://365project.org/discuss/general/15687/one-night-stand-again... here... http://365project.org/ozziehoffy/a-bit-more/2013-01-07
jT
nicely balanced and textured shot cassandra - good capture. Sorry for your loss
posted January 7th, 2013  
Happy birthday Nana, sure she is keeping tabs on you still. That is fantastic dof under less than ideal circumstances. great job. love how the background goes all abstract
posted January 7th, 2013  
Good shot Cass. Buzzy bees are not often co-operative, but you got this one!!
posted January 7th, 2013  
Stunning and instant FAV. Love all the details and the clarity. Intense colour and wonderful DOF. Gorgeous work Cassandra.
posted January 7th, 2013  
Just fabulous! A fav. Love that clarity and great, bright color!
posted January 7th, 2013  
Instant fav.
Beautiful sharp work. And I am so missing flowers.
posted January 7th, 2013  
@cdonohoue Thank you :) Yours will be back soon!!!
posted January 7th, 2013  
Especially good viewed large - you can see the dusting of pollen on the bee's head. Really well done.
posted January 7th, 2013  
Lyn
Beautifully done!
posted January 7th, 2013  
Really amazing:)
posted January 7th, 2013  
cool macro
posted January 7th, 2013  
I love the yellow and black! What a great close up.
posted January 7th, 2013  
Great picture and very nice clarity and detail!
posted January 7th, 2013  
Wonderful colors! Great capture
posted January 7th, 2013  
Gorgeous! Love the crop!
posted January 7th, 2013  
Brilliant shot - well worth the effort - I like that you can see the bee covered in pollen Fav
posted January 7th, 2013  
Stunning cass! the details are beautiful :D
posted January 7th, 2013  
Oh well done!
posted January 7th, 2013  
You got the shot.. Well worth the trials. Can just imagine you out there insistent on capturing that bee
posted January 7th, 2013  
Great shot. This shot really grabs your attention.
posted January 7th, 2013  
Worth the effort - nice one :)
posted January 8th, 2013  
Gorgeous.
posted January 8th, 2013  
Great focus and DoF! Definitely worth it! :)
posted January 8th, 2013  
You did really well getting this so clear - love the composition too
posted January 8th, 2013  
Great shot. I had never imagined that you were short
posted January 8th, 2013  
Perfect capture, a Fav no hesitation!
posted January 8th, 2013  
Super capture! Love the focus and the colour! Fav!
posted January 8th, 2013  
@peterdegraaff bahahaha yeah, been vertically challenged all my life!
posted January 8th, 2013  
@ozziehoffy my mother was same
posted January 8th, 2013  
Perfection! Fav : )
posted January 8th, 2013  
@peterdegraaff Were all your visions of me shattered in one foul swoop? LOL
posted January 8th, 2013  
wow, you knocked this out of the park, didn't you. amazing
nice tribute to nanna
posted January 8th, 2013  
Awesome shot and well done. Not easy to track bees.
posted January 8th, 2013  
Beautiful macro, love the detail & colours :)
posted January 8th, 2013  
Love it
posted January 8th, 2013  
Can't wait til spring to see these again. You cheered up my cold blustery morning. Lovely colors and focus.
posted January 8th, 2013  
very sharp and clear
posted January 8th, 2013  
wow amazing details!
posted January 8th, 2013  
Incredible detail, composition and color. The effort to get the shot paid off. Great capture
posted January 9th, 2013  
Cassandra this is stunning, beautiful a fav.
posted January 9th, 2013  
Another fav. Love the yellow and the details. Great shot!
posted January 9th, 2013  
Your hard work paid off that's for sure. Superb shot xx
posted January 9th, 2013  
Great macro shot!
posted January 10th, 2013  
I like to photograph bees too. Nice capture.
posted January 10th, 2013  
Had a laugh picturing you trying for this shot - great result ...lovely tribute!!
posted January 11th, 2013  
That's an awesome macro shot!!
posted January 13th, 2013  
Just awesome. Fav'ed
posted January 16th, 2013  
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posted April 15th, 2013  
I am seriously thinking about buying a Canon 100 mm USM IS lens and I was reading the discussions on here about whether you need IS or not. That led me to this pic you'd posted. This is TO DIE FOR quality! and beautifully composed/ processed. I love it! fav
posted May 18th, 2013  
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