As the Flowers Bloom

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© Andrea Petersen
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Photo Info
UploadedJuly 4, 2013
TakenJuly 4, 2013
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D7000
Exposure1/250 sec at f/5.6
FlashFlash, Auto-Mode, Return light detected
Focal Length26 mm

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Truth shall spring out of the earth... that glory may dwell in our land. Psalms 85:9-11

Just as I shot this last self portrait to end my series, a big bumble bee flew past the begonias I am holding. We've had a shortage of bees and butterflies this year. It was like a gift to see the first bee of this summer on the 4th of July.

Thank you for your kind patience in seeing me through this series.

Have a very happy 4th of July!!!

Thank you Ann Reece for nominating this photo...Appreciate it very much.

In the As the flowers bloom photo essay.

21 responses

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (4 Jul 2013):

    Very beautifully photographed, Andrea! I love begonias, and these are gorgeous. I am so glad to learn you also got to see a bumblebee today too.......very appropriate. We have had a shortage of bees, but the butterflies are everywhere. Wishing you and your husband a fabulous day!

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz gave props (4 Jul 2013):

    Happy Fourth, Andrea! Well done!

  • Sarina Ilott

    Sarina Ilott said (4 Jul 2013):

    Beautiful shot! Happy 4th July from Australia Andrea :)

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (4 Jul 2013):

    Your lighting is so good on this one too! Love the splashes of red at 3 different spots. One of your better SPs!

  • David de London

    David de London gave props (4 Jul 2013):

    Very well done, great color and detail.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (4 Jul 2013):

    a wonderful series!

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (4 Jul 2013):


  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (4 Jul 2013):

    Ending the series on a perfect note.. a really beautiful image!! Happy July 4th!

  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey gave props (5 Jul 2013):

    A most perfect shot for the 4th of July!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (5 Jul 2013):

    Wonderful! Have a great weekend!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (5 Jul 2013):

    I hope it is a sign that the JPG "Bee" (aka Susan) will be flying back soon!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (5 Jul 2013):

    Perfect way to end this wonderful series, as well as a tribute to the 4th. Hope you and your husband had a great one.

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (5 Jul 2013):

    A wonderful and colorful 4th of July portrait.....lovely begonias.......hope you have a bounty of bumblebees and butterflies soon!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (5 Jul 2013):

    Thank you all for your comments. Richard, I saw another bumble bee today (might have have
    been the same one that I spotted on the 4th) but it was very aggressive and I didn't dare get
    too close...The fact there are so few bees around this year it might have felt overwhelmed by
    all the work it needs to do to keep the flowers pollinated:) I sure hope that Susan does return
    as we all enjoyed the fruits of her labors on her site. She is one of a kind.

  • Charles Rushton

    Charles Rushton said (6 Jul 2013):

    A creative flag shot. Well done.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (6 Jul 2013):

    Wonderful shot, hope your July 4th was great , Andrea

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (6 Jul 2013):

    Wonderful image, hope that you had a great Holiday!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (6 Jul 2013):

    Hope you had a great day Andrea. Love all the red,white, and blue!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (8 Jul 2013):

    You have such a beautiful series! Love each photo and it was great to finish the series with a flag show. Love the colors in it!!!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (8 Jul 2013):

    You have such a beautiful series! Love each photo and it was great to finish the series with a flag show. Love the colors in it!!!

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (16 Jul 2013):

    Perfect! You are dressed with the colors of the flag!

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