Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Beauty Break: Birds & Bees

Michael Sedano

Spring fever strikes Southern Californians with a vengeance in 2021. With vaccinations progressing at a reasonable pace, and a plurality of people wearing masks from nose to chin at recommended distances, I find a remedy for cabin fever in plain sight.

It doesn't matter if Allen's Hummingbirds dominate the vista. Anna's and Black-chinned Hummingbirds occupy their own territories. I'll be focused on capturing those birds, as well as bumblebees, as Spring turns into Summer.

These fotos are from the Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia, and The Huntington Library in San Marino, California.

Clicking a foto opens a Blogger foto gallery offering a larger image to enjoy. Do enjoy these. These are all Allen's Hummingbird on a variety of blossoms. 


Grevillea "Fire Bush"
Purple Salvia

& The Bees 

Sakura: Cherry Blossoms
A Rare Sight This is a Brown Honeybee. Golden yellow bees dominate any garden, so finding one of a different color is a genuine treat for a photographer. Photographing Allen's Hummingbirds and Carpenter Bees, in flight, offer hours of captivating fun. Finding a rare specimen like this, having it in focus, is as good as it gets.

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