A B&W Bee for Sally D’s Mobile Challenge

I’m wanting to get back to my favourite photo challenges this year, and also attempt some haiku once my revision frenzy is over.

To this end, I took this photograph for Sally D’s challenge with the Nokia Lumia 520 Windows Phone – both versions are cropped and processed in GIMP. I had intended it for nature week, but black-and-white week is already here!

Bee on a weed (Nokia Lumia 520 WP) B&W
Bee on a weed (Nokia Lumia 520 WP)


Sally D has an incredible photo again – Afternoon Light and Leaf Photomontage – and she has some clever word pictures to go along with it. The montage is best viewed full size.

Thanks for looking. Have a great week!



14 Comments Add yours

  1. sue ouzounis says:

    Sorry to say the bee gets lost in the black & white shot. Don’t think he would be impressed with the rear view if he could see it.

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    1. I hoped it would enlarge enough on a phone screen. Bit too subtle? It was the feel I was going for, though. That’s why I did an extra crop just for the bee. Thanks for looking, Sue! ❤

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  2. The flowers have center stage, but the bee shows its grand place in nature’s story. Happy Photo Challenge.

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  3. I believe he’s shy. 🙂

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  4. prior.. says:

    well I see the bee in the cropped feature photo and it is cool – with the lines from the wings and fuzz…
    and the larger photo – where the bee is more subtle – but not completely lost – we feel the habitat and the two tall flowers have an artsy bend.

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    1. You see what I see, Yvette! Subtle is the word, for sure. Thanks for dropping by.

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      1. prior.. says:

        and wishing you a good week… ttyl

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  5. Aunt Beulah says:

    My first sight of the cropped picture made me smile. I love the bee’s artful pose. I am also looking forward to reading your haiku once you find time to write it.

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    1. LOL, I do seem to photograph a lot of bee bottoms! I loved writing haiku when I tried it last (you can find them via blog challenges in my menu). Thanks for dropping by, Janet.


  6. The bee gets lost in the smaller shot above, but looks great in the large version on the left.


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    1. It does get lost. I was being lazy. I’m calling it subtle. LOL. Thanks for stopping by, Janet.

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