Thursday, April 08, 2010

The April Weather

Busy Bumblebee

Perhaps not the photo you were expecting to see after what I posted yesterday, but there you go. This is a busy bumblebee pollinating a crocus at Bergdalen in Tungelsta. And I actually shot this one the day before the winter chair photo. Another fine sign of Spring. We have a word for this type of quick changes in the weather. Aprilväder. Translated to English: April Weather. More scientifically it is spring when the average temperature rises above 32 degrees Fahrenheit. During the month of April you are likely to see this type of quick weather changes, but if you don't live here, I guess it can be a bit confusing with Spring one day, followed by Winter, and then back to Spring again. But it's interesting from a photographers view, that's for sure.

20 comments:

brattcat said...

It looks as if he's wearing an orange vest. Great shot.

Kate said...

A slightlydifferent "portrait" than you usually post!

PS. I've been travelling the last couple days back to Mn. without frequent access to internet so I haven't commented very much. I have scheduled posts from Santa Fe which should appear daily for awhile.

Chuck Pefley said...

Looks like that bee's had a busy and productive day! Very nice "spring" photo!!

Yorkshire Picture Library - Paul said...

Great macro picture, always nice to get bee at work inside a flower.
I have not seen one here in Yorkshire so far this year.

Halcyon said...

I think he's drunk on pollen!
This is a great macro.

Leif Hagen said...

What a wonderful bumblebee! Everyone is tired of seeing the snow covered chair - we want Spring!

Don and Krise said...

My compliments on this one Steffe. A great close up. Look at that pollen he's wearing.

Olivier said...

superbe macro, on voit bien tout les details, et surtout le pollen, bravo

Irina said...

So lovely. Great colors.

Scylla said...

Åh, vilken söt! Och alldeles nedpudrad med frömjöl :) Ser bättre ut där än här. Nu sätter jag mig snart i bilen och åker ner.

Och jag fortsätter att utmärka mig genom att vara den enda som skriver på svenska här, ha ha. Så är det, när man får en sann nordist på halsen ;)

J Bar said...

What a brilliant capture.
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Lois said...

That is a beautiful picture Steffe! The bee takes his job seriously.

VP said...

A quite original and unexpected spring pcture!

Jarart said...

Looks like the bee took a pollen bath. Gorgeous picture.

Saretta said...

What a stunning photo, such great detail and color! My compliments!

Marie Höglund said...

Awesome Steffe!!!!!!
Jag är ett makro freak och denna bild bara ääääääääääääger typ ;-) som min tonåring skulle säga, ha, ha. Tumbs up. Ha det!

Steffe said...

Thanks people.

A somewhat cropped version of this photo made it's way into the morning paper Dagens Nyheter today.

PFL0W said...

fantastic shot. I love it.


You do such different things. Really nice.

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Thiên said...

Love this shot, Steffe. You know I am partial to bees of all sorts...

Thank you for stopping by and commenting on Seguin blog. :-)

Steffe said...

I was out chasing a bumblebee yesterday. If there were any good photos (still on the memory card), I will post a link here.