Saturday, May 10, 2014

Blooms, Bugs, And A Bird

 
Maple tree blossoms
 

 
Male Rose-breasted Grosbeak

sharing with...

Beep (my granddaughter) is joining in on some memes this week.
She's thrilled when people drop in to Beep's Blog (Click here)
 

63 comments:

Magia da Inês said...

°✿彡º°。
Passei para uma visita.
Suas fotografias são magníficas!!!

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FELIZ DIA DAS MÃES!!!
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Beijinhos carinhosos.
✿✿⊱.Brasil°º。✿° ·.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Beautiful shots- what is that bug?

beep said...

so pretty. Is that becker.

Pamela Gordon said...

Those maple tree bud closeups are so gorgeous! I've never gotten a macro shot of them before. Amazing.

Sylvia K said...

Exquisite, breathtaking shots, Karen, as always and they never fail to amaze me with the colors and the detail you capture!!! Thanks for sharing the beauty! I'm glad Beep is feeling better and I love her shot for the day -- I have visited/commented on her blog! She's taking after you!!! I hope you both have a great weekend!!

Muffie said...

We have Japanese maples, but I never saw them bud! They just get little red tips on the branches, and then they become leaves.
Loved Beep's ducks!!

TexWisGirl said...

such pretty fresh growth and i love the grosbeak!

off to visit beep. :)

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant images, of bugs and birds.

Snap said...

Stunning shots! Love the detail and gorgeous color. Happy Critter Day!

carol l mckenna said...

Marvelous photography for SC ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots. I like that Rose-breasted Grosbeak

RedPat said...

Great shots as usual, Karen! ;-)

Debbie said...

those blooms are just so soft and buttery....really gorgeous!!

i don't get grosbeaks, i sure wish i did. what a handsome bird!!

happy mothers day karen, have a joyfull weekend!!

lina@a happy family said...

Wonderful shots, Karen. Awesome macro captures.
Thanks for dropping by :)

Nancy J said...

Maple blossoms, are these the trees for syrup? Super macro shots, Cheers, Jean. p.s. I visited Beep, her ducks are gorgeous, lovely photo with the water and the nest?

Linda W. said...

Pretty flowers and cool capture of that bee.

Elephant's Child said...

You are the macro queen!

Christian Weiß said...

Really stunning photos, especially the macros.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Fabulous shots! I love the maple blossoms.

Margaret Adamson said...

the blossom is lovely as well as the insect and bird.

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous captures of both the flowers and beautiful Grosbeak.. It is one of my favorite birds.
Thank you for sharing your post with my Saturday's Critter party.. Have a happy weekend!

Robyn Goddard said...

Beautiful blooms, Karen. Looks like found a willing Grosbeak model.

I hope you have many more spring blooms to share.

Pat said...

What remarkable photos these are!

Stephanie said...

Stunning shots!

A Quiet Corner said...

Absolutely awesome pix!!!...:)JP

Black Jack's Carol said...

You and I seem to like the three-b combination :) Your photos are spectacular!

Lisa Gordon said...

That grosbeak is gorgeous, Karen!

orchid Miyako said...

Wow!!! I've never seen the flower of maple tree, wonderful and beautiful pictures with sweet bee♡♡♡
Your Rose-breasted Grosbeak look GORGEOUS, dear Karen.

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Me said...

The bud photo`s are terrific, so cool with the insects. Yay Beaker! Hope I get to see him soon.

Rambling Woods said...

It is a flower fly...eats nectar and mimics a bee or wasp....

Carole M. said...

I'm especially loving that Grosbeak Karen

Stewart M said...

Great set of pictures - seems that spring has sprung.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

EG CameraGirl said...

OH! I hope I see some tree blossoms her north of Toronto soon!

Andy said...

Lovely photos!

maryaustria said...

Absolutely amazing! Such beautiful shots!

Leovi said...

Nice photos, delicateness, wonderful flower! Really beautiful colors on the bird too!

DeniseinVA said...

These are fantastic Karen! The Grosbeak is a beauty and love those pretty flowers with the be enjoy your day and have a great week :)

DeniseinVA said...

Okay,my last message was a bit garbled, haven't had my coffee yet, am apparently still asleep, lol!

NatureFootstep said...

beautiful macros and a gorgeous bird. :)

Andrew Fulton said...

Wonderful images...

pixiedusk said...

STUNNING! I love the crispness and vividness of the photos! #iheartmacro

Gary Phillips said...

Great captures!! Boom & Gary.

Pat said...

Beautiful flowers and the elusive(to me) Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The grosbeak photo is fabulous!

My Macro: Looking Forward to Your Visit!

Randi said...

Beautiful captures of the Maple tree blossoms!

Hannah said...

I forget to get a ladder and look for flowers on the maples. Lovely macros! I like the bee fly and the Grosbeak too, such a lovely shade of red on its chest.

Pieni Lintu said...

Love that bird! :)

Anni said...

...a beautiful portrait of the grosbeak!

---thanks for sharing your link this weekend.

modraszka said...

Your blog is fantastic.
This bird is great.
In my country I can't see such specimen :)
Really great !

Icy BC said...

Wow...beautiful shots, Karen! I love them! So pretty!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Really wonderful these yellow blossoms. The bird is gorgeous !
Best regards, Synnöve

Life Images by Jill said...

i am sure the birds love getting their beaks into those juicy flower heads.
Have a wonderful week, and thank you for stopping by my blog last week. I am trying to catch up!

Willow said...

Love the bee in the blossoms !

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

Such lovely spring shots!

Gail Dixon said...

Pretty spring images and loving that beautiful grosbeak. I had one come to my yard too, but only for a day. Always a joy.

Christine K. said...

amazing photos of the maple tree blossoms and the brosbeak. so lovely!

Judith said...

Great shots! I especially love the first one!

Judith

ladyfi said...

Wonderful shots.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Wonderful, yes!

kissed by an angel said...

Your photos are very beautiful, Karen!!!
All the hurly-burly, the growth and the new life...
Spring is such a wonderful time...I love that season :)
Enjoy a good rest of the week!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Stunning, radiant yellow blooms. Love the bee. But my favoutite must be the colour detail of the grosbeak.

ladyfi said...

Wonderful summery shots.

lorik said...

So bright and sunny:) Great pics!