Honeybee, cold winter day.
There is a saying that "if you take care of the little things, the larger ones will take care of themselves".
I am paraphrasing here, hoping that you will know what I mean in this instance.
I salute you and your wife for caring enough to try...
And, yes, it is very touching.
Great photos plus ws.
Details, colors, POV, exposure are wonderful and you tell the tale very well.
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2006-02-19 3:30]
Impressive combination, Peter.
The skiing zone looks so beautiful and calm on a sunny day, but the frozen bee leaves one with a sense of loss and pity.
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2006-02-19 4:09]
OOOOOhhhhh, arme Biene, wo hast Du sie nur gefunden? Ich habe die Tage ein kleines Stück von einem Schmetterlingsflügel im Schnee schillern sehen, aber gleich ein ganzes Insekt?!? Mir gefällt die Collage, ein wunderschönes Stückchen Erde auf dem oberen Bild, Winterwonderland, ich möchte gerade hier unterwegs sein, sieht so ruhig und unberührt aus. (Hast wohl alle Langläufer noch im Rücken??? Haha)
Vielen Dank für die schöne Post, die Biene ist excellent scharf, gar nicht so leicht mit dem glitzernden hellen Schnee dahinter.
Tschüssi, schönen Sonntag
Sabine - wishnugauda
An incredible capture of this bee, excellent detail and no problem with the whites. Amazing to find such a bee in the snow. I know from experience ski-ing that it can be incredibly warm, but bee's and snow in my head just don't mix!
A lovely empty ski run there Peter, we're trying to plan a ski holiday for next year and will probably end up in Austria - our first family ski holiday, can't wait!
Thanks for posting, and extra points for saving the bee :-)
- emmari (3105)
- [2006-02-19 4:14]
Thank you Peter for this nature story! I think it's a nice and peaceful place for a honeybee to die.
- samos (39)
- [2006-02-19 4:31]
Hello Peter very beautiful photo the sharpenss of this Honeybee are perfect excellent work my friend Peter thanks regards Stavros
- phlr (2821)
- [2006-02-19 5:19]
A perfect composition Peter!
The enviroment and the "catch" by it!
Excellent notes too!
Excellent details of the frozen bee!
Keep on going and TFS!
- dew77 (13270)
- [2006-02-19 10:11]
Wonderful capture and presentation.Clear details,
sharpness and your note are excellent.
Welcome back, Peter - hope you enjoyed your holiday. I'm getting as soft as you as I get older - constantly rescuing caterpillars from footpaths and moths from inside shops, etc - you get some very strange looks! I'm sure your wife will be delighted with the way you've introduced her to us all ;)
- SkyF (8073)
- [2006-02-19 15:53]
huch was macht denn eine Biene im Schnee? Muss erstmal deine Anmerkung lesen.. aha also auf Eis gelegen. Interessanter Fund, gute Zusammenstellung von Text und Bild. Schoene Schneelandschaft, prima Aufnahme.
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2006-02-19 20:26]
An excellent shot on both accounts. It is amazing to me to find bees outside that would survive that cold. Great photos with a great story. Beautiful scenery!
- TheMystic (509)
- [2006-10-10 17:57]
Scrolling back a little, I found this gem! I didn't know they would even come out at that time. Maybe the hive was warmed by the sun. What is even sader is that here in Canada, beekeepers don't even try to winter them: they are killed after harvest, since winters are too cold and they get too sick to keep. Bees are imported start of the season from California.
Great split screen macro in stunning landscape.
Your wife is VERY brave! I pick up everything - but a resuscitated bee might have the wrong impression - and attack!! Though European bees are less poisonous than the African.
I had some time and was browsing through your beautiful portfolio, when I found this interesting image. I must admit, I always look for photos, which tell a story and do not often find one on present TrekNature. Therefore I like very much your collage.
Have you been back to this area, and is it still so pristine?
Are Nordic Tracks specially prepared? I notice the parallel lines and assume, they were created by a special snow-plough...
Positioning the track smack in the middle at 6 o'clock works very well, achieving a clean-cut, orderly photo, peaceful and relaxing. (Obviously you had a great time there.)
Your photographic technique is perfect, and it is a pleasure to view your work.
Last not least, the little (not) dead body of the bee - "abandoned in the centre of the foreground - is (as you intended) quite tragic.
A great Photo-Story.
Enjoy the rest of your Saturday. Everybody here is Soccer-World Cup crazy!!
Warm Regards from South Africa