Wednesday Vignette – dancing bees

Walking past a red hot planting outside the Oregon Convention Center the other day, these  two bees caught my eye. Apparently, I’m not the only one that does a double take when I see that intense red color. The happy couple seemed to move around the center of the flower in an almost coordinated manner. As bees do, all of a sudden one took off, but I caught it in flight. The photo made me think of jitterbug dancing, or perhaps more correctly in this case – jitterbugs dancing.

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' and bees Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' and bees

To see more amazing moves – check this 1941 clip out. Watch it to the end -you won’t be sorry!


About annamadeit

Born and raised in Sweden, my aesthetics and outlook on life are strongly shaped by a culture rich in history and tradition. I care a great deal about environmental responsibility, and my aesthetic reflects the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia. I was trained as an architect at the University of Cincinnati and as a color specialist at the Scandinavian Colour Institute in Stockholm. I'm obsessed with plants and gardens, and aim to take my skill set a step further by designing gardens as well as interiors. As someone so aptly said: " Architecture is the skin that separates the exterior from the interior". So true - you can't successfully focus on one without incorporating the other. I'm also an avid cook, and I love to ski. In addition, I put time and efforts into trying to rectify things that I feel are wrong in my immediate community. As you will see, The Creative Flux will touch on all these things, and more. For sure, it's all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blog!
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20 Responses to Wednesday Vignette – dancing bees

  1. Alison says:

    Great shot of the red flower and the bees. It almost looks like a black and white photo, with just the pop of red to stand out. I’ve seen lots of bees this summer doing that same dance. My Wednesday Vignette is here:

  2. Peter/Outlaw says:

    Those are some happy bees! Great picture!

  3. Kris P says:

    That flower is stunning! If I was a bee, I’d hang out there too. As to the jitterbugging, oh how I wish I had that energy (and flexibility)! Here’s my contribution this week:

  4. Fabulous photo! It really does look like you used some fancy editing to “color up” the flower with a black and white background. My vignette tends toward a cooler color palette:

  5. rickii says:

    After the discussion about the difficulty of photographing red, you seem to have figured it out. Splendid! Here’s my vignette:

    • annamadeit says:

      Oh how I wish… No, nothing has been figured out. Just dumb luck. The color in the close-up is close to the real thing, whereas the one in the “black and white” photo is a bit subdued, compared to its actual self.

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  7. mattb325 says:

    I think I’ve just made it…I was wondering what to photograph (if anything at all) and then this:

  8. Jenni says:

    Oh, that was a good catch! I love the fuzzy vibe. Here’s my contribution for the week:

  9. Really cool shot! And thanks for sharing the fun dance clip. Here’s my WV:

  10. mmwm says:

    I like your bees. I took something similar of honeybees and a sunflower bloom this week. But I used a different flower for my vignette (as you know –thanks for commenting already!):

  11. Bees are so fascinating to watch.

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