Awesome Photo

Pollination - What a chance to get this picture finally after 
wanting to do this. I feel it's a great shot.
@webeishere (36377)
United States
June 12, 2007 1:08pm CST
Now I've been told that my photos here are great shots etc. Some even told me I shou;ld be selling them somewhere. Anyhow I went out to take some shots of my Asiatic Lilies for an update in one of my discussions. I did that then proceeded to take shots of other plants/flowers/trees etc for maybe a discussion. And lo and behold did I ever get a great shot I feel for a discussion. I have a few Rasberry Bushes planted. These are the never ending blooming variety. That means that once that start to bloom I get Rasberries from June till about October or the first frost. Anyhow they are starting to form into berries now. As I snapped a few shots I finally caught one of the tiny bees I see around pollinating one and this is the rresult of that photo. I thinks it's a great shot. Anyhow enjot. I'll be enjoying berries in a couple weeks I think too. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@creematee (2810)
• United States
12 Jun 07
Bob, once again you amaze me with your talents. The best I can say is WOW!!! I'm not sure if mylot would let me save it to my computer or not. I'd really like to blow it up a little and hang it in my bedroom. It's the EXACT kind of shots that I love!! (Of course, I'd only do it with your permission!) :) Thank again for sharing your talents.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
13 Jun 07
hey that's the greatest compliment yet about my photos. Do what ya wish with it as once it's posted here I am done with it. Blow it up and enjoy it to your hearts content. Thanks again. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@creematee (2810)
• United States
13 Jun 07
Thank you! I hope you keep those photos coming. I have loved every single one of them! :)
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@creematee (2810)
• United States
22 Jun 07
Thanks for the Best REsponse, Bob! I put your photo on my computer desktop. My hubby was quite impressed with it when he got home from work.
@blackbriar (9126)
• United States
13 Jun 07
Lucky you to be enjoying raspberries that you planted, Grandpa Bob. Like I had said in an earlier discussion, the ones I buy never grow. The 2 I had just bought bout a month ago haven't done anything. They look like I just took 2 sticks and stuck em in the ground. No leaf bud or anything.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
13 Jun 07
tHEY WON'T DO ANYTHING THIS YEAR IF YOU JUST PLANTED THEM. cUT THE STEMS TO ABOUT 6 INCHES TALL ONLY. tHEN STILL WATER THEM WHEN NEEDED. tHEY WILL COME BACK NEXT YEAR i AM SURE. happy postings from grandpa bob !!~
• United States
13 Jun 07
I sure hope they come back next year. Was hoping for at least a few leaves to show themselves.
@mamasan34 (6522)
• United States
13 Jun 07
That is a fantastic photo! I see pictures like that and it makes me think of how wonderful our world is, such a little bee can make things happen, it just puts things in perspective.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
14 Jun 07
Yes it does put it into perspective for us all. Such a tiny little thing yet. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@sjohnson628 (3197)
• United States
13 Jun 07
That's awesome that you have raspberries too! Are you going to make any jam? I would then you will have it all winter long! And also that is an amazing shot you took there!
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
13 Jun 07
Not enough berries yet. 2 years maybe so.
@tinamwhite (3255)
• United States
13 Jun 07
Grandpa Bob, I tend to agree that you are quite a photographer...and could probably sell some of your shots...this one is gorgeous..... Ummmm, rasberries, sounds good!!
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
13 Jun 07
You want to purchase the rights to this phot then? HAHAHAHAHA!!! I can set it up for Paypal payments. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Woodpigeon (3710)
• Ireland
13 Jun 07
Great shot Grandpa Bob! I am never able to manage to catch insects on film. I don't have a decent zoom. Thanks for sharing this as well as your lillies, I have really enjoyed seeing them all!
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
13 Jun 07
I just got back from outside. I have been trying for days to get a shot of those fat black honey bees or whatever type they are. Everytime I get the zoom and settings set just right it flies off. HAHA! Thanks. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• Canada
13 Jun 07
I was looking at some of the photo's you have on here and you do take amazing pictures they are just beautiful and you should try selling them . I love taking photo's and am intersted in photograpy and can never get a picture to look half as nice as some of the one's you have on here . This latest shot you took is beautiful , I rated it a plus as it is quite a good shot . Enjoy your berries , don't think we will be getting any in our area for at leat another month or so , so I will have to buy them in the store lol .
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
13 Jun 07
Thank you for the compliments. It's just a Canon SuperShot A540. It costs around $200. A good fairly priced excellent camera. I'll have berries in a couple weeks I think. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@tammyr (5969)
• Etowah, Tennessee
13 Jun 07
Cool shot! I have a cheaper camera and I can not do close ups with it. I got it mostly to photograph my girlscouts at various events and it does great for that. I can't wait to see the lily photos though I hope you have some new one's.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
13 Jun 07
8 So far - There has to be 100 more buds that should all be opened in a week. The Lily doesn't last long though. So I am hoping to get a ton at one time. HAHAHA!!
Hmmm Lilies you say. I just happen to have a photo taken today of a group of 8 that are opened. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
13 Jun 07
I love this photo Bob. It really ius excellent. It is the kind of photo worth submitting for payment in a magazine, or in a competition. People love to seeee close up photos of nature at it's best. The flowr is pretty too. I rated your photo & wrote a comment.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
13 Jun 07
Thanks again as usual. I appreciate all your comments BTW. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@dlufel (424)
• Australia
13 Jun 07
that's a nice picture and natural also. did you happen to learn photography ?
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
13 Jun 07
nOPE i NEVER TOOK ANY CLASSES ETC. i JUST READ THE BOOK THAT CAME WITH MY CAMERA AND STARTED SNAPPING AWAY. tHE RESULTS OF TRIAL AND ERROR ARE TURNING OUT QUITE WELL i FEEL.
@ricknkae (1726)
• United States
13 Jun 07
Wow it's true your pictures are really good You should definately try to sell them!! I'm so jealous you can grow so many wonderful plants when I can't even grow starwberries! :( LOL
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
13 Jun 07
Strawberry - I've got only 4 plants growing and it seems I'll have a few fruits this year
Did someone mention my STRAWBERRIES? Here's a photo of them I just ran out and took. Goawwwdd I am a nut case I think with this camera. Hahaha! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
12 Jun 07
Oh how pretty- I would love one of these bushes in my yard- I love berries- You enjoy those berries! I have to go looking for berries to pick - I have none in my yard!
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
12 Jun 07
They are VERY invasive. Meaning they sprout out all over the place from their roots. I've had more sprout out 5 feet from the bushes. HAHA. tasty little berries they are. HAPPY PSOTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
12 Jun 07
Great shot Grandpa bob. I will be posting some photos I took while on vacation I took one of some flowers at a rest stop in Idaho on highway 84 and when I looked through it I found I got some bees also. Great job. I rated your photo.
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
12 Jun 07
Cool deal. can't wait to see them.
12 Jun 07
It's a nice photo buddy.. I like seeing flowers, or generally nature in photography it's something I'm thinking of taking up myself. So you take photos a lot? kudos, Keep 'em coming! ~Joey
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
12 Jun 07
Nahhh!! I hate cameras. HAHAHA!!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@daycarepal (1998)
• United States
12 Jun 07
That is a great picture!! What do you do with all those berries that you grow? Are you able to freeze them and use them later on for baking? I bet they would be wonderful poured into a muffin mix.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
12 Jun 07
We don't get that many. I started with a few cuttings 2 years ago. I then gave my daughter a lot of the off shoot growths. Now I've about 8 more off shoots growing. I'll have a few berries but not a lot. I don't do the canning, freezing, or saving of them. I eat them as I walk past the berries. Hahaha! Maybe in a few years I'll have enough to store and freeze or even make some jam or jelly. Thanks and have a great day/evening. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Sherry12 (2475)
• United States
12 Jun 07
That is great. I keep thinking I'm going to plant some strawberries and tomatoes, but so far we haven't gotten it done. Maybe next spring we can.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
12 Jun 07
Oh you HAD to mention tomatoes didn't you. Now do I run outside taking photos of all my maters? Nahhhh not this time. Maybe later or tomorrow. HAHAHA! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@ctrymuziklvr (11063)
• United States
12 Jun 07
You are quite a photographer and have such awesome garden related photos to share. I enjoy looking at all you post here. Be careful with those berries you don't want to get a tummy ache.
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
12 Jun 07
Bee? Wasp? - This was taken on a leaf of my rasberry Bush. No idea what type of bee or wasp it is. Anyone know at all?
Thank you very much for the compliments. I love sharing my garden, flowers etc with friends and the general community here. Oh I share them berries with my daughter, grandsons,and neighbors. Here's a shot of some flying bug on the leaf of the same berry bush. It also appears to be some type of bee or wasp. I am not sure about this though. If anyone knows what this insect is please let me know here? Thanks. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@morgandrake (2144)
• United States
12 Jun 07
That is a nice shot.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
12 Jun 07
Thanks a bunch. I strive to take that one great shot and feel this was one of mine as usual. Hahaha!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Dan_ul (858)
• Romania
13 Jun 07
very nice... I like it... a little out of focus but it's ok... congrats ;)
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@squaretile (3835)
• Singapore
13 Jun 07
Grandpa Bob, you're really making me yearn for my own garden. But here in high rise singapore, landed property is scarce and horribly expensive. so i shall just have to content myself with the common park areas and trees nearby. The public housing surroundings are quite nicely landscaped, but guess there's nothing quite like having your own garden and own blooms. Something special about watching those little heads pushing out from the ground. Bulbs and seeds and the like. the closest my mum got was with planting chilli seeds in a pot outside our home, and those grew to produce chilli pods!