Hey guys, I gots the new camera! I still would like one good for micro pictures (bugs are notorious for being hard to capture without one, and bugs are my friends^^), but this one is a bit better than my old one, so no complaints here^^.
Dead as door knob in fact. So any pictures posted until I get a new one one will be old or I will come back and put new ones in. I found an absolute steal on a refurbished one very similar to my old one, so I think I will get it. I really want one with a micro lens so I can take all sorts of cool micro shots; maybe when I get enough pocket change^^ Suggestions on an affordable camera capable of detailed close ups?
For some reason our pear and apple trees dumped buckets this year. Now the apples could have been because we cut down the ceders; ceders often have a virus that apple trees pick up and then don’t produce fruit from the affected flowers. But the pears? You got me^^
These cabinets are supposed to be white, but they pick up dirt so badly they’re more like grey-ish brown. Yuck
There’s a lot to see in this picture I took while rearranging this hive’s brood chamber.
One pair of workers are communicating with their antenna in the bottom left corner. A little closer to the middle from the left are two workers passing nectar to one another with their probosci. Just below them is a blurry worker tending to a larval bee (you can see her butt hanging out of the comb). A little more to the right from her is a worker with yellow pollen balls on the comb-like hairs of her back legs. This pollen will be used to feed the babies. And finally the bees in the upper left corner are flying out of the box; they were not happy with me poking around in their nursery!
I love mushrooms. They are delicious and cute at the same time (at least the edible ones), and someday I would like to learn how to gather them myself. Unfortunately that’s probably one of those things I can’t teach myself; one little mushroom looks much the same as the next, especially when all you have to go by is pictures in old books with not-so-good pictures.