Janet Brien's photos with the bee

206/366: Dreamy Bee

206/366: Dreamy Bee
Here's another image I found in my Ashland Garden Tour folder! I was trying to get the entire bee in focus, but what I got instead was a happy accident!
Added on July 27, 2016

157/366: Honey Bee on Mustard Blossom

157/366: Honey Bee on Mustard Blossom
About a year ago, Steve and I went on a photo outing that didn't turn out as planned. Our local photo group suggested a high-elevation spot that turned out to be too early in the year and was freezing cold and windy. Disappointed, we returned to our area…
Added on June  8, 2016

144/366: Bumble Bee in Flight

144/366: Bumble Bee in Flight
Visiting a garden for photography means more than taking pictures of flowers. There are plants, leaves, and interesting landscaping elements too. But the biggest reward might be capturing an insect in flight! I was taking a picture of the Coral Bell flowe…
Added on May 26, 2016

76/366: Tiny Sweat Bee on Thistle

76/366: Tiny Sweat Bee on Thistle
It's fun to play with extremely shallow depth of field when you have a macro lens. Here we have a tiny sweat bee on a thistle blossom, and that's the only thing in focus! I found this image back in July, 2013.
Added on March 19, 2016

1-10 project: 3 Bees in a Poppy

1-10 project: 3 Bees in a Poppy
This picture shows a bit of the chaos which happened every single morning during the entire month of July. The garden hummed with bees, they were everywhere! I never saw so many at once! They are still visiting every day, but there aren't as many flowers…
Added on August 11, 2014

Bee in White Flower Cluster

Bee in White Flower Cluster
The flowers here were growing from a tree which had interesting stems which had vining characteristics. The Picture of the Day shows the leaves and vining. Do you know what this is? Very fragrant, these flowers come in white and also purple with orange th…
Added on September 15, 2013

Tiny Sweat Bee on Harvest Brodiaea

Tiny Sweat Bee on Harvest Brodiaea
It's always fun to see if I can focus on tiny insects. Here we have a tiny Sweat Bee on a Harvest Brodiaea blossom! When I saw this picture on my computer, I was delighted to see its fat pants! :D (Full pollen baskets)
Added on August  4, 2013

The Bee, the Blossom, and the Bokeh!

The Bee, the Blossom, and  the Bokeh!
This picture would have been an easy Pick of the Day...except that there's no way it could top a fly sitting on a frog's head, staring me down like Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction! What are the odds?

Every morning I appreciate the beautiful poppies tha…
Added on July 27, 2013

Tiny Bee on Allium

Tiny Bee on Allium
This morning when I was about to take pictures of the Bachelor's Buttons, I saw this tiny bee on one of the Allium flowers and couldn't resist taking some pictures! This little guy is just 1/3" in size!
Added on July 14, 2013

Bee Butt

Bee Butt
I'm always trying to focus on a critter's face and eyes, so when I saw that this bee was in the wrong direction, in a shadow, and with only its butt in focus, I automatically considered it a failure. However, maybe that's why it's interesting...what do yo…
Added on June 14, 2013

Bee in Snowberry Flower

Bee in Snowberry Flower
I got this picture a few days ago when I was looking at the beautiful Snowberry flowers down by our gate. These blossoms attract bees and other insects like crazy!
Added on June  8, 2013

Goldenrod Crab Spider and Bee 2

Goldenrod Crab Spider and Bee 2
Goldenrod Crab Spider, Misumena vatia, with bee feast

Thanks to Phil Huntley-Franck for identification information!
Added on May 28, 2011

Goldenrod Crab Spider and Bee

Goldenrod Crab Spider and Bee
Goldenrod Crab Spider, Misumena vatia, with bee feast

Thanks to Phil Huntley-Franck for identification information!
Added on May 28, 2011

Buzz Butt

Buzz Butt
Added on November  8, 2011

Bumblebee First Date

Bumblebee First Date
It was really fun trying to get pictures of the many insects that were attracted to the dahlias. I got a really lucky shot here with what appears to be two different types of bumblebee!

This image was taken during my trip to San Francisco during Septemb…
Added on October  1, 2011

Bee on Aster

Bee on Aster
This image was taken during the MeetUp hike to the rear of Mt. Ashland on September 3, 2011.
Added on September 10, 2011

Pollen-Covered Bee on Yellow Flower Close Up

Pollen-Covered Bee on Yellow Flower Close Up
Winner of FlickrDuel contest: +10 Wins: Color: Yellow

This image was taken on my property in southern Oregon
Added on June 23, 2011

Honeybee on Tiny Pink Flowers

Honeybee on Tiny Pink Flowers
Added on June 25, 2011