Summer with bees, this has to be a given right? Today in Appreciate the Moments, a challenge for bloggers, we celebrate Summer and some of the things I enjoy most along with some surprisingly fabulous bee images.
I looked at our blog worthy pictures collected over the past few months. Summer has been amazing this year in New Zealand and so I am adding both summers with bees and summer with cats into our Moments mix!
Smartphone Close-Ups of Nature
These bee close-ups were taken with an iPhone 6, not a fancy DSLR camera and a fancy lens.
The lesson here? Never be afraid to get out and experiment now the sunshine is reaching the northern hemisphere and summer sunshine and light will make pictures and movies even easier to create.
Experiment, your smartphone or a point and shoot might surprise you.
Summer with Bees in New Zealand
Photographers may think you can’t do much with a smartphone but I know better.
Thanks to being Finalists two years running in the BlogPaws® Nose to Nose Awards, I know that having a ‘phone nearby allows you to capture plenty of special quality moments you might miss while struggling with a DSLR.
These pictures of summer with bees hovering around a Heuchera plant (Type: Obsidian) is one I am very pleased with and they taught me a valuable lesson: never underestimate the power of your smartphone camera for close up pictures.
Here’s another picture that says Summer to us in New Zealand.
Silver is lounging under our Banksia bush. This extravagant shrub sprouts tall cylindrical flowers about 26 cms/ 10 inches tall. You can see some of last year’s flowers drying in the sun.
- Yes cats need sunscreen if they go out in the garden or on to a catio
- Cats enjoy a drink of water so leave plenty around the house and garden
- and cats really enjoy peace and quiet with their garden shade!