Thursday, June 18, 2009

Thursday Challenge: Sweet -

manipulated digital photograph by Mick Mather
For the theme of sweet at Thursday Challenge this week I began to wonder, "sweet for who? Or is it whom?" This honey bee, for example, seems to find the beautiful vetch flowers a particular treat. I don't suppose we've answered the question but, at the very least, we've expanded the field of possibility. I can say this, the walk in a field of wild flowers where I was fortunate enough to get the photograph was, wait for it ... sweet!

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Blogger John said...

I admire your getting up close and personmal with this feminine bee....few drones in the bee kingdom.

The purple is perfect.

12:28 PM  
Blogger SusuPetal said...

Every honeybee fills with jealousy, when they see you out with me :)

1:03 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

Beautiful shot and I like the way you've worked it.

3:30 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

You don't realize just how close! I believe I was within 15" or so of this busy critter. It helps that I have no fear of bees nor of getting stung. As for the vetch, they were beautiful indeed and covering a hillside.

We really should go out more often. :)

3:32 PM  
Blogger Race said...

you're lucky you were able to capture it! nice timing! mine is up at

9:31 PM  
Blogger hpy said...

The word for that one is delightful.

11:09 PM  
Blogger Elegia said...

This is really sweet (and the honey is too!), I love the sensitive colors of this!

5:02 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

In that field, timing was important but not everything. I followed this one from flower to flower for quite a while and it was well worth the effort. :)

You have a beautiful family. Your family of chocolates wasn't bad either! :D

Thank you, Hèléne. As I recall, I did a similar image with a bee last year using a photograph that you gave me permission to crop and manipulate. :)

Getting the color just right took more than half of the time spent creating this - if you don't count the walk. I'm extremely pleased that so many of you are enjoying this one. :)

5:31 AM  
Blogger hpy said...

The other one was not deklightful, but more evil;-)

12:44 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

LOL ... who knows what lurks in their minds, Hèléne. :)

7:35 AM  
Blogger Lisa Sarsfield said...

All comments are well desereved. I like the treatment you gave this image after the initial click.

1:53 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

Lisa Sarsfield:
Thanks so much! I must admit that this one has turned into a recent favorite ... and that includes me. :)

5:19 PM  

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