Sunday, October 18, 2015

After Dark

I took this last night around 9:30 PM.  It's a Flower Bee (looks like a small bumblebee) asleep in a morning glory.  Proge found it by flashlight when he was out with Winter.  I had him use his flash while I focused; he then turned his light off and I shot it on auto with my little built in flash.  I would have done a time exposure, but I thought I might lose the shot if I took the time to set up my tripod. 

 

We had what looks like spotty frost last night.  Some of the dahlias are finished and ready to be pulled.  Other plants are fine.  It's definitely time to start bringing plants in.

Chilly this morning but it's supposed to warm up later in the week.  Toes crossed!

Enjoy the fall weather and as always, thanks for stopping by................*s*

14 comments:

  1. you get bees sleeping in flowers too, ha

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    1. Hi Linda....I was reminded of them when you wrote about them.

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  2. oh wow... I hadn't thought about where the bees without hives go at night...

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    1. Hi Anna....They stay until the sun warms them up. They seem to be very nonaggressive, which is good as we have a lot of them!

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    1. Hi Michele....Lots of stuff only comes out at night!

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    1. Hi Linda.....Thanks. Welcome in; I don't think I've seen you here before!

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  5. I’m impressed, that’s a really cool shot.

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    1. Hi Lori....Thanks; I am still surprised by the night photos I can get with my little flash.

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  6. Dearest Suzi,
    Wow, what a clever way for sleeping a little bit sheltered from the mean wind or cold!
    Great photo and you're right, you don't want the subject to escape while setting up a tripod. Proge is a good observer too!
    We have changed our summer down duvets to the winter version as the nights have become cool. Since we only heat till 70°F, it still is quite a difference from the cooling till 78°F in summer. But with comfort food like a hot soup and wearing warmer clothing and sleeping under a heavier duvet; it feels cozy!
    Wishing you a happy and cozy fall.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

    PS Got all my old files living on my new Mac...

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  7. Hi Mariette....Thanks. Sometimes faster is better than slow and careful.
    We are enjoying, so far, our usual up and down fall here in New England. We had two nights in the twenties; now it's nights in the forties and days in the sixties.
    We have had the woodstove going and quilts out. Now It's back to blankets and such.
    So very glad that you got all your files onto the new Mac. I am probably going to have to do the same in the next year or so. My little Mac is six years old. Ancient!
    Enjoy the day!

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  8. Suzi! Ha! So happy you're still here and blogging about bee butts :). Love love love the turkeys, the tripods and the bee butts! Just lovely.......

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    1. Hi Sandy.....Bee Butts! I'm not bolgging as much as I once did. I expect to do more now that winter is coming. Happy to see you back!

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