Friday, March 30, 2012

Beauty in Detail


When our peach trees were in blossom and the honeybees were out foraging in full force (and the latter still are), I had the delight of attempting to capture them in photos. Evenings were the best with the light from the setting sun, so after chores were finished, I would walk out to the orchard with my camera, put on a macro lens, wait until a honeybee landed on a flower down near where I could get up close to it, and then snap away . . .


It was amazing being up that close to the bees and watching them gather pollen and nectar. I was so close, that with just my eyes, I could see the tiny little hairs on their bodies and their legs and could see their little proboscis gathering up nectar from the center of the flowers. Then, once the photos were taken and on the computer, the detail could be seen to an even greater depth.


The Lord's hand is so clearly seen in these tiny, and incredibly fascinating, creatures!


"O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches." Psalm 104:24

16 comments:

  1. I think the title for this post, "Beauty in Detail", was absolutely perfect. There is nothing more beautiful that the wonders of Mother Nature. Thank you for this Sarah.

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  2. YOur picture's are so beautiful, Sarah~it truly shows how lovely God's Creation is and how much joy it can give us. I never abuse that gift from God. Blessings in Jesus, Rose

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  3. These photos and your words are an amazing inspiration. Thank you.

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  4. Sarah I was watching the same thing this morning!
    My cherry tree is covered in blossoms, all of a sudden, and looking up I could see the bees busy at their work.

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  5. The pictures turned out so beautiful and sharp! You did a good job:). It makes me want to try and take more pictures like I used too. Honey bees are so amazing!

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  6. What beautiful pictures, Sarah! I like how clear they are. I tried to take some pictures of some blossoms around here recently, but our camera's focus isn't as good. I especially like pictures like you took when the background is fuzzy but contains the same colors/elements as the foreground. That always makes for a very attractive effect!

    I have enjoyed keeping up with your blog over the past several weeks even though I have been too busy to comment. Adelyn is sure growing up, and it has been fun to keep up with her progress through pictures. I love her sweet, smiling face! And it looks like you have kept yourself productively occupied with many various indoor and outdoor activities.

    Hope you have a blessed spring day!

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  7. These pictures are beautiful, Sarah! God's Creation is truly magnificent. The pictures are certainly inspiring me to get the camera out more than I do. The detail that the macro lens provides is stunning and the bokeh makes it pop even more.

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  8. You're welcome, Optimistic Existentialist, and thank you for your comment! The wonders in nature around us certainly are beautiful . . . though, I would have to humbly disagree with you in that these wonders, such as the honeybees and flowers in this post, are not a result of ‘mother nature’, but are instead the result of the Lord God creating them. Such intricate beauty, design, detail and order can only come from Him, the Creator of all.

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  9. Thank you, Rose! God’s creation is indeed lovely and can bring so much joy. All of creation does indeed praise His name!

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  10. You’re welcome, Suze! And thank you. :)

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  11. How nice, Elizabeth! I am glad that you had that opportunity . . . what a lovely scene it must have been with your blossom covered cherry tree abuzz with honeybees.

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  12. Thank you, Emily! I would agree, honeybees are so amazing. The more I read about them, the more I am fascinated by their incredibly detailed and specialized social structure and hive life! They are truly a testament to the power and wisdom of God.

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  13. Thank you, Anna! It was so nice to hear from you again. :) I am glad that you enjoyed seeing them! And also that you have been enjoying reading. I can certainly understand being too busy to comment! This time of year it is especially busy so time on the computer becomes a definite non-priority. :)

    It has been fun to do posts about Adelyn and to share about how she is growing and changing! She is so precious and so dearly loved. I am glad that you have enjoyed those posts!

    May you have a blessed day as well!

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  14. Thank you, Renee! And I would agree wholeheartedly . . . God’s creation truly is magnificent. If you do have the opportunity to get your camera out and photograph, have fun!

    I really like the macro lens, and I need to use it more than I do. It really takes nice photos! (Though oftentimes the user doesn’t bring them to their full potential. :)

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  15. Beautiful photos and commentary, Sarah! And I love the verse you included at the bottom of your post.
    I have been having that very meditation in my heart as I enjoy all the spring beauty the Lord created!

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  16. Thank you, Joy! How wonderful that this verse has been on your heart, too. This time of year verses (and hymns as well) that speak of God's creation so often come to mind. His works do indeed praise His name!

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Thanks so much for your comment! Each one is read and enjoyed. :)