Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Round Robin Challenge: Things With Wings

Give and Take
For to the bee a flower is a messenger of life
And the to the flower a bee is a messenger of love
And to both, bee and flower,
The giving and receiving is a need and an ecstasy.

-Hans Christian Anderson

It's time for yet another Round Robin Challenge! This time around, it was my friend Steven's turn to choose a topic, and he has chosen, "Things With Wings," as our challenge. I have been enjoying photographing busy bumbles, little angelic butterflies, grouchy yellow jackets, and happy little honey bees this summer... and even the amazing little bug in the picture above. I took his portrait a couple weeks ago, when I found him resting on a tiny white flower in Golden Gate Park. I have looked and looked, but haven't been able to identify him, so I will just call him... Billy. Yes, Billy! If you know what kind of winged creature he might be, please, sing out. I would enjoy learning more about him. :)

In addition to it being Steven's turn to choose a Round Robin topic, it is also the fourth anniversary of his blog, "(sometimes) photoblog." Be sure to drop by his place to see his entry. In fact, you should be sure to visit all the participating Robins, you'll be glad you did. There are some amazingly talented photographers in the land, each one a true artist. :) Thank you Steven, for the delightful challenge! And Happy Anniversary to you! :)


What do you suppose?

A bee sat on my nose.

Then what do you think?

He gave me a wink.

And said, "I beg your pardon,

I thought you were the garden."

-English Rhyme

Linking List

1. Steven... (sometimes) photoblog

2. Jessica... OuickSilver Dreams

3. Nancy... Nancy Luvs Pix

4. Karen... Outpost Mavarin

5. Vicki... Maraca

6. Kerrin... A New Day

7. Janet... Fond Of Photography

8. Suzanne R... New Suzanne R's Life

9. Carly... Ellipsis

10. Gattina... Keyhole Pictures

11. boliyou... Percolation


12. Gina... Gina's Space


"Billy Bug"
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, California
August, 2007


Gattina said...

I know nothing about insects so I don't know what kind of is Billy, in fact besides butterflies and bees I don't like them at all ! But I have to admit that your pictures are just beautiful and even with insects I would frame them and hang them up !

Peace said...

WOW, these are wonderful pictures. You are such a good photographer. I wonder what camera are u using if you can share with me. Thumbs up to you. And thank you so much for accepting my friendship.

Carly said...

Thank you Peace :)

The camera I use is a Konica Minolta DiMageZ1. It's a few years old, but it's a fun little camera, which also has a video function. :)

kmm said...

Fantastic entry as always. Great bees and butterflies, well captured. Cheers Kerrin

Janet said...

Billy sure is a handsome fellow!

I also got a laugh out of the third picture down; that bee looks like it has either a frowny face or a handlebar mustache ;-)

Suzanne R said...

I wish my dad was here to look at your first picture as chances are he would have known what kind of insect it was, since he got his B.S. degree in entymology (hope I'm spelling that right -- it was the study of "bugs", although he hated it when people called them that -- LOL!). You have gotten gorgeous pictures here, as you always do. And the poems and sayings are great!

Steven said...

I'm thinking Robber fly for your mystery bug. Some kind of fly just from the sweep of the wings.

Amazing collection of wings. Love the last one. So many hues there.

Clara said...

wow that's very good, I also want to buy something like that, photo and video. Thanks for sharing.

Clara said...

Hi Carly, sorry about that, I am using my daughter's account. I am Peace. We share computers at time.


Karen Funk Blocher said...

Good stuff! As always. My favorite is the pale moth.

MyMaracas said...

All these are gorgeous, especially the moth, but I like the hovering bees best.

Wonderful shots!

boliyou said...

bees and flowers and butterflies oh my! Great shots!