6.02.2009

bee under glass








(sony alpha 100, sigma 28-135 mm lens)

14 comments:

Heidi said...

I really like this! I want that glass of yours.

Josh Jones said...

cool shots! you should have lifted it up a bit :)

Chris said...

I would have, but he was a very pissed-off bee, lol.

Chris said...

Oh, and that glass is from Target :)

joyce said...

I hope you were far away when the bee was released!

Barefoot from Heaven said...

I'll bet this little Bee Star was gladd to be free at last. Great shots though.

Sarah said...

How fascinating!

drollgirl said...

how bizarre!

i had a huge problem a few years back of tons of bees in my apartment. they were in the walls and they busted out and swarmed my place. it was horrifying, you could feel the hot hive in the wall and more and more bees kept getting in my place.

sorry. i babbled on and on up there!

cool shots!

Chris said...

Yikes! I hate wasps/hornets (is there a difference?) but this is just a humble bumblebee. Bumblebees are usually docile and leave you alone, but this guy got into my house and was very angry when I cup-and-carded him to help him back outside. Not sure why he was so mad (I was gentle with him), but I decided to take the opportunity to snap some photos. But he was not happy to be under that glass. Guess he had lots of flowers to pollinate... :)

Sandy K. said...

I love the shots, but wondered the entire sequence how you got the bee out of the house/glass. The trap was beautiful, however:)

Claire said...

the things that catch your eye have me amused... interesting perspectives!

Char said...

I was sad when I found a dead one in my house this week. Love this - and I always try to release them too. But yes, I'm really scared of wasps though.

Chris said...

I use a cup-and-card method. I carefully put a cup/glass over the creature, then slide a card/paper under the cup to seal it. If you look in the images, you can see the goldish-looking card underneath the glass. Then I lift the whole shebang and step outside, opening it up—away from me, of course, lol—and let the little bugger fly away. I was amused at his angry attitude, although I had nothing to do with his anger besides carefully and gently capturing him to help him outside.

yoon see said...

Wow! I love the blurring effect of the bee and the see thru cool cool cool glass.
Priceless shots!
Very good!!!