The yellow Brittle Bush flowers are always the first sign of spring in this western part of Arizona. I’m not sure where my fear of bees has gone… trying to get the perfect shot seems to have cured it.
You have to see this one enlarged to really appreciate it. I took this yesterday morning… when I noticed the moths fluttering around this Velvet Mequite tree … little did I know just how many had joined the party!
I’ve been working on using my tripod… getting comfortable moving the camera on it and finding my shot. Quite a bit different than trying for the macro and supermacro shots in which it is very easy to find the subject matter, just have to get close enough. What I have discovered is that with the zoom lens, it is just another way to get a macro shot… but with a some safe distance between me and the subject. Also, easier to take a photo with sun against my back without causing a shadow to fall in the wrong place. Or as I learned it this photo… getting stung by a wasp. I’m fairly positive that if I didn’t have the telephoto lens, I’d never have been close enough to take this one.