Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems. ~Rainer Maria Rilke

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Sunday photo fun

I was fooling around with some images I took in the garden on one of those really hot nights last week. I call this faux HDR. Here's what HDR really means. I was just playing around with putting identical photos together.
I took two images that were identical. Lighten the jpeg image and left the RAW image as is. Then I merged then together on Picassa, did a bit of darkening, sharpening and cropping on the new "collage" photo and here it is.
This group of bees were settling in for the night.
They always sleep in the flowers, out in the garden, but this was the first time I had seen this many on one flower. There were six or seven of them vying for sleep space.
Still working on my focusing. Practice, practice, practice. 

Hope you're weekend was a happy one.

(Taken with a Nikon D5100 camera and a Nikon 105mm macro lens.)


  1. that is def not the flower you want to step on...that is for sure...ha. i dont know that i have ever seen them do that...

  2. Another very nice photo. You are getting very good with that camera. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  3. Oh my goodness, that's a beautiful photo! I've never seen bees do this. So interesting.


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