Showing posts with label bees. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bees. Show all posts

Monday, June 1, 2009

Macro Bugs Me

.... until I actually go outside and do some. Insects are generally cooperative as long as you don't invade their closest security zone. Helpful too if they are busy eating/gathering.


Common house fly.... not even cute up close.
Good thing bees don't have allergies.


This one is for Donna (Just Me) I won't see hummingbirds until July... when the neighbors butterfly bushes are in full bloom. But I do see hummingbird moths pretty much all summer long. They are fast and flit just like their avian cousins.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Another Part of the Spectrum








These shots are all from Elmwood Cemetery in Northeast KC.   It is the resting place for some of Kansas City's elite from the last two centuries.   These images were taken using the infrared spectrum.  It requires a special filter and a spectrum friendly sensor which some of the newest digital cameras don't possess.   Green shows white in black and white and pink in color.   Interestingly bees and other insects use the infrared portion of the spectrum to find the centermost point of flowers.    Blooms have colors for us in visible light and colors for insects in infrared.  The last image, taken by Bjorn Rorslett, shows the difference.