It’s now time to take photographs for next year’s “Divine in Nature: with Quotes from Edgar Cayce” calendar. I have just had the most amazing fun taking photographs of honey bees. The tiny creatures are so delightful and pretty in their velvet vests, and so busy and focused on their business.
Since a number of the psychic readings given by the “sleeping prophet” on seeing the divine in nature refer to bees, I thought it’d be a good idea to take pictures of them.
Well, I had no idea the little critters could fly so fast! It’s easy to take their picture while they’re buzzing around in the flower collecting honey. But, as soon as they catapult out of the flower, they blast out as if they’ve been shot by a cannon. My auto-focus digital camera can’t focus in time.
Furthermore, I wanted a picture of them flying with their legs hanging down. Guess what? They often fly with their legs up imitating a torpedo.
When I finally did get a relatively in-focus image of a bee flying with legs hanging down, its wings were whirring so rapidly that the wings didn’t even register in the picture. And, the little fuzzy buzzer almost flew out of the frame–too busy to cooperate. They do not pose well.p>
Here’s two only-slightly out-of-focus pictures of the amazing creatures:
|Torpedo Bee flies
straight toward me
with legs up after
catapulting out of
|Flying out of the frame.
The wings move so
fast they don’t register
in the picture.