04 April 2009

Photo Hunt - Stripes

Hover fly in its stripey glory

A rather coy bumble bee

The theme for this week's Photo Hunt is stripes
. Again I don;t have a lot that fits in wth the theme so shere's a repeat of hover fly photo posted originally in 2007. Also a bumble bee that chooses not to flaunt its delicious stripines... or should that be hoops? Ah well another stretched theme!

My cast means that I still can't spend too much time at the pc so please bear with me

77 comments:

Annie said...

Love both these photos and the bees in their stripey glory! Hope your leg is feeling better. Happy weekend.

Mar said...

Great shots, Jams, although I tend to look away from insects...
Take good care of yourself.
Mine is up, happy hunting and happy weekend!

Nevin said...

How did you manage to come up so close without scaring the bee and the fly?

jams o donnell said...

Ah Nevin I use a macro lens. It alows me to get in close while the insects are preoccupied with getting food!

Vita Stunder said...

Great shots for stripes Jams!
I'm really glad you skiped the socks too ;)

I hope your leg is getting better!
Have a great weekend!

Anna

ancient one said...

Oh but you can take such sharp photos of little things... Loved your stripes!

Liz said...

Not at all stretched. Wonderful photos as always.

And the cats in the earlier photo look so relaxed!

jmb said...

Great photos Jams, the hover fly is a wonderful one indeed.

Ugh, you are having a time with that leg.

Randi said...

Beautiful shots, Jams. I love your photos although I´m highly allergical to these.
Take good care of yourself.

Photo Cache said...

Same thing with me. But this one fits the bill. I didn't really cross my mind that animals could fit the theme too.

Aileni said...

I never thought of these fellas - just as well, no pictures.

Carver said...

I love the shots of the striped bees. I think that was a great choice. Happy weekend.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Wonderful! I never even thought of my bee photos! Perfect. ;-)

CherryPie said...

Lovely photos and a great idea for the theme :-) I haven't posted mine yet, but they were taken last weekend ;-)

julie said...

Wonderful photos :)

I wish you well :) Have a great weekend!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Great photos but I wouldn't get that close!

sheila said...

Those are great photos, but I may have fainted if I got that close. I'm afraid of anything that flys and buzzes. And stings. ((shudder))

I enjoyed your UBoat post below also. Interesting stuff.

Sarge Charlie said...

excellent choice Jams, excellent photos also.

Bengbeng said...

Get well soon. Have enough rest please

YTSL said...

Looks stripey enough for me! :)

And get well soon but, hey, at least, through the power of the internet, you still can cover a lot of ground virtually!

Mudhooks said...

I love bees... and your photos are terrific.

EastCoastLife said...

Oooo... like this close-up of a bee. It isn't possible for me to catch one and do that. haha....

Hey, how's the leg coming? Take care.
*signs on cast*

Pouty Lips said...

These work with the theme fine to me. Great shots.

Juliana RW said...

wow...beautiful macro shots...thanks drop at my ph post

candi said...

I love your photos. Great take on the theme. Get well soon.

girasoli said...

Love your take on the theme this week. Amazing photos! You are brave to get close to a bee.

bluedreamer27 said...

i love the photos
they where taken perfectly
thanks for sharing
its nice to be here in your blog
have a great day and happy blogging

Shoshana said...

great capture!

CJ said...

BEEautiful close-up shots.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

david mcmahon said...

That first image is wonderful, Jams .....

stan said...

awesome close up of tt bee! I jusr shooed 2 away fr my apartment today and last night! lol

bbsgirl said...

Great macro shots!!

Lene said...

Yes, ofcourse..! I discover sooo many stripes that I dint think of. But there really are stripes everywhere. Great shot :)

Have a lovley day :)

Hootin' Anni said...

Excellent as always. Love your macro shots. So, so professional.

My stripes are posted. Found all over Texas! Come see for yourself. Happy weekend wishes sent your way.

Sherry said...

Such wonderful shots. I had not thought of the bumblebee's stripes.
Take care.

Colin Campbell said...

You got a bee. I got me a zebra

bingskee said...

amazing photo.. the wonders of nature!

CrAzY Working Mom said...

Oh, now this is just too cool! Very good shots. I am always amazed by the close up shots of such fast moving creatures. :) Great job, jams! Thanks for sharing. My Stripes.

Emzkie said...

that is just perfect for this theme. beautiful shots too! mine is very common. =)

Renegade Eye said...

Insects won't just sit and pose for you. You need to shoot at the decisive moment.

jams o donnell said...

THanks everyone.. sadly they don't care to pose for teh camera Ren!

Gattina said...

That's a very nice picture ! I would have never thought of a bee !

TorAa said...

Excellent entry.
These insects are utterly important for a sustainable world

Ordinary Biscuit said...

Pretty shots. Love the stripes in the bee

Mojo said...

Fantastic macro work here! Hope you get back on your foot soon!

Leslie said...

Great photos for this week Jams, hope you are feeling better. :)

The Good Life in Virginia said...

liked your stripe submission...thanks for stopping by mine blog.

Mira said...

These are great pics. I wanted to put my son's pic in his bumble bee outfit too but picked something else ;-) Take a look here http://www.mirasblog.com/2009/04/photo-hunt-12-stripes.html

srp said...

These ARE great pictures of the bumble bee... the little buggers move so much and are always coming and going so fast, they are hard to capture. What is the plant? Perhaps it is so intoxicating that he decided to stay awhile... great for you...
Thanks for stopping by.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Great photo hunt!
You can blog with one hand tied behind your back!! Take care of you :-)

Dragonstar said...

That hover-fly is well striped, much more showy than the bumble.
Thanks for visiting, Jams.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks Everyone!

Tell Me Thursday said...

Hey, these are great photos and make for a great story - you might like our meme at Tell Me Thursday - you can make your WW really wordless and STILL tell the story! Give it a try!

Daisy said...

I wonder why bees have stripes, anyway? They are kind of like the tiger of the insect world.

Brita said...

Beautiful shots! Great choise for stripes.
Hope that you get better soon!
Have a nice weekend!

Brine Queen said...

Fantastic striped shots! I don't think it's streaching the theme at all. But then again I am biased.

feefifoto said...

Aren't bees among the most fascinating of animals?

JyLnC said...

Great capture even though they are pesky insects...although bees are kind of cute. I think they reflect the stripe theme very well and the lavender flower is gorgeous. It makes up for the fly. :>)

Thank you for visiting my photo hunt this week.

Tammy said...

Great pictures!

Sweetanlo said...

Wonderful pictures

http://web.me.com/pastormac_/Sweetanlos_Soliloquy/Talking_to_myself/Entries/2009/4/4_Photo_Hunters_-_Stripes.html

Amazing Gracie said...

I love bumblebees! I followed a great big, fat sassy one all over the garden center the other day, but he kept ducking under flowers so I couldn't get a shot of his beautiful iridescent wings. Stripes, indeed!
~~~Blessings~~~

Alice Audrey said...

Great shots!

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

Great shots of what we will start seeing a lot of. Have a happy weekend.

Napaboaniya said...

Interesting take of the stripes on a bee's body. The thought never did cross my mind :P
Happy Sunday Jams!! :)

CRIZ LAI said...

Aww... I still remembered my Mum's "vampire" sting from one of these bees. Anyway, love the composition of the photos. Great work!

http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Never mind repeating, these shots are way too cool to gather dust in the archive.

Have a great week, and what is the fore-cast?

sally in norfolk said...

always love your photos....

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

MJ said...

Good one!

Expat Traveler said...

wow = now that is a great one... and look how popular you got this time! :) thanks for the visit as usual.

Tokenhippygirl said...

Very stripey to me! Great photos to boot!

Ardent said...

You captured beautiful colours in the first photo.:)

Mirage said...

Now why didnt I think of that? lol. Bumblee bees are so cute! :D

SabineM said...

Fabulous stripes! Love your take on the theme!

Heart of Rachel said...

Those are amazing shots of busy bees.

ipanema said...

love the capture! thanks for the visit. :)