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Pictures for Pam, Day 50: Bee on Sunflower

Pictures for Pam, Day 50: Bee on Sunflower
(+1 inset, showing False Sunflowers grown from seed that Pam gave me!) :)

It was a lovely, foggy morning for my walk today and I was warm and fluffy in my soft sweater, gloves and hat. As I walked up and down, I kept looking over at my abandoned garden and thinking about last night.

Exactly how many pictures do YOU have stored in your photo folder? Just how BIG is your parent folder? Of course, this size is going to depend on how long ago you began taking pictures and how active you are as a photographer. My oldest folders date back to about 1999 when I wasn't actually a photographer. I didn't really begin generating a lot of pictures until about 2011. Ever since then, there has been a never-ending influx of pictures that's become totally incredulous in size!

In fact, my photo directory is so big that checking my computer for the size took nearly 30 seconds to calculate! Ah yes…my photo folder is now a staggering 1.45 TERABYTES. There are 1,928 folders containing 110,623 files. Yes. That's over 100 THOUSAND pictures in my photo folder. Heh. What can I say? I like to take pictures! :D Granted, many of those pictures are aperture sets--the same subject photographed at different apertures, so the actual subjects photographed would probably lower that number closer to 25,000. Heh. *blush*

Needless to say, there are gigs upon gigs of pictures I haven't processed. Pictures I only glanced at or not at all. So many pictures that really do deserve to see the light of day. What a tragic reality: the fact is, most will never be processed because I am always taking more pictures! I know I'm not alone though *stares at all of you with a knowing expression*…we all have a glut of unprocessed pictures on our hard drives!

So anyway, last night I played a photo game…click on a random folder and see what's inside. I opened up "All the Beautiful Flowers" from July 2014…inside I found 148 pictures from the year I had a garden. I'd only processed six pictures. I could hardly believe my eyes. So many blossoms, bees, critters, bokeh-filled scenes…*sigh*…but what are you going to do? There isn't any way to process them all. But, I could polish one up right now, and that's just what I did!

Today's picture is a sunflower with a busy bee! I had many sunflowers that bloomed for me and they were often covered with visitors. I hope you like this bright and cheery picture on this cold December day!

Pam, I was thinking of you as I looked through this folder of images. I didn't see any False Sunnies that grew from the seeds you gave me but I certainly have a zillion pictures elsewhere...I'll have to find some to process just for you! It amazes me that they continue to reseed themselves and flower every single year without a bit of help from me. I love them so much because they remind of the bright, sunny, wonderful person you are! (See the inset to enjoy the beauty of these flowers!)

Explored on 12/29/18, highest placement, #2.

Colette NoËl, ©UdoSm, Marco Zerbini, Erhard Bernstein and 41 other people have particularly liked this photo

33 comments - The latest ones
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
This is a fantastic photo, the colour of the flower is so beautifully strong and the bee against it is great. I've kept every photo I've taken on the HDSC cards. Whenever I use up all the memory card, then I place it in either a small zip-lock bag or in a hard plastic memory card holder. So now I have a large bowl with a lid on the table, which is full of the cards!!! I don't think I've taken as many photos as you, but I'm pretty sure there are quite a few.
21 months ago.
micritter club
What a gorgeous, bright color. Perfect details (both flower and bee). The clarity of detail when viewed at 1600 pixels is awesome. You do have a lot of pictures on your hard drive-- wonderful!
21 months ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Wonderful shot, and to me a photo from 2014 is most firmly in my 'recent' files, to be uploaded as and when!!
21 months ago.
Janet Brien club has replied to Andy Rodker club
Yep, I totally agree...it's brand new because you only now touched it. NEW! :)
21 months ago.
WOW! Perfect work, Janet.
Love it.
21 months ago.
Danielle club
De toute Beauté Janet cette capture et si bien vu !!!!!
21 months ago.
sasithorn_s club
A series of fantastic macro work, Janet! Such gorgeous colors and details! Sunflowers are my favorite flowers:)
Wishing you a beautiful, sunny weekend.
21 months ago.
Une incroyable photo par ses détails et ses couleurs.
21 months ago.
neira-Dan club
superbe macro !!
21 months ago.
 Claudia G
Claudia G club
Une superbe photo lumineuse et détaillée !
21 months ago.
Nouchetdu38 club
Great golden close up!!!!!!!
Have a nice and peaceful weekend!*****
21 months ago.
sea-herdorf club
Mit einem wunderschönen Makro läßt Du uns an der Fülle des Sommers teilhaben, Janet.
Freundliche Grüße und ein schönes Wochenende
21 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Just two words: beyond words !!
21 months ago.
 John Cass
John Cass club
Wonderful close up shot.
21 months ago.
Boro club
Superbe ********
21 months ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
You make me longing for Spring and Summer with this beautiful macro, Janet !!!! So beautiful and joyful !!!!!!!!
21 months ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
21 months ago.
 aNNa schramm
aNNa schramm club
ein wundervolles Makro !!!
21 months ago.
 Karp Panta
Karp Panta club
Genial macro !!!
21 months ago.
tiabunna club
A lovely sunny macro, Janet. How many images? "Too many" is the short answer, including those going far back on colour slides (many now copied). Actually, I think beginning photography with film was a good thing, because the costs and limits of film rolls taught a habit of considering each image carefully before shooting. That said, over time.....!
21 months ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Superbe photo avec note. Nicole.
21 months ago.
Zulma club
Bring back the summer please. i do want my sunflowers and bees and warmth... with this image I feel exactly that. You must be good with your camera shoots!...and also trigger happy with that many photos in storage, I don't count, I am also a trigger happy shooter. The trio in the PIP is marvelous! The contrast is stunning!! Hugs my dear pod sister.
21 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Wonderful memories of summer. The warmth of the sun is talking out of this beautiful picture ! Have a nice evening, Janet !
21 months ago.
 Susanne Hoy
Susanne Hoy club
Outstanding macro. The sunflower reminds on a sunny summer day. You can feel the warmth of the sunlight. I think the bee has found a lot of nectar.
21 months ago.
 Boarischa Krautmo
Boarischa Krautmo club
21 months ago.
 Jadviga Grase
Jadviga Grase club
What a gorgeous, bright color...an opportunity to enjoy the summer. Thank you, Janet! :)
21 months ago.
cammino club
Perfect close-up!
21 months ago.
 Marek Ewjan Stachowski
Marek Ewjan Stachows…
splendid shot → lovely picture
have a nice Sunday, Janet → Marek-Ewjan
21 months ago.
Ruesterstaude club
Ah, das ist eins deiner meisterlichen Makros, Janet! Ich denke, so etwas geht nur mit Tele-Makro, wobei erstens die Schärfentiefe größer ist, zweitens die Biene durch die Nähe der Kamera nicht gestört wird. –
Wenn du viele 1000 Fotos gespeichert hast, wäre es vielleicht ratsam, die schönsten auszuwählen und die anderen zu löschen, damit du die Übersicht behältst? Es bleibt ja dann, so wie ich das sehe, immer noch ein ganz reicher Schatz, aus dem du beliebig auswählen kannst.
21 months ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
21 months ago.
 Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins club
Its furry visitor obviously likes this flower too. Beautifully captured!
21 months ago.
 Treasa Ui Cionaodha
Treasa Ui Cionaodha club
Outstanding capture. Great Pip also. Well done Janet Regards Tess.
21 months ago.
©UdoSm club
Really beautiful...
20 months ago.

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