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Bees and self-pity

These honey bee photos were taken on the Nikon D3000 on auto. Like everything else this morning, my camera wasn’t all that cooperative – still, I’m happy with these few images.





I hate my book today. Yesterday, while giving the e-book formatting a final check, I noticed a missing word. I used that as an excuse not to publish. And then, when I started reading the manuscript this morning, the sentences all turned into stilted crap. I understand fear is a natural part of the process but I never expected to feel this scared about putting Taniel up for sale.

It’ll be okay, though. Tomorrow, I’ll be back to prancing around telling Mr R what a bloody good book I wrote. 🙂

Please do enjoy my bees!




I started blogging in an effort to keep the old brain cells alive. I'm writing a fantasy series, I take more MOOCs than I can handle, and am trying to get my Nikon D3000 off auto. I live in Victoria, Australia, with my husband and our dog, Vika.

17 thoughts on “Bees and self-pity

  1. sending you good thoughts as you pub…..

    and the second photo here is my all time fav bee picture – but all are good and that last one has such clarity with the fuzz and then pink – but the second photo kept calling to me cos he is upside down and the entire gripping on felt strong (and maybe the kind of grit it take to get a book to published stage – hang in there, C – you are almost there).

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  2. There is nothing at all wrong with the photo’s, they are beautiful, as always. Don’t doubt yourself, everything is fine, your just having a crappy day, so you are normal, like all of us. Scream, shout, laugh uncontrolably, bang some doors, give Rob a big hug and get back to it.

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    1. We went for a walk out on our end of Lake Eppalock at the new rail trial bike track they’ve made from Bendigo to Heathcote – at the Derrinal pool. I fixed the focussing up a bit before then. A hug and the walk hug made me feel better. I’ll keep at it. Mum has been crook, too, and I was worried about her but she says she feels much better today and promised to get the nurse to come and do the blood tests she was supposed to have three months ago! She will not go to the doctor in a taxi because of germs, so she waits until she reckons she deserves an ambulance. Gosh. Thanks Sue. 😀


      1. Have you looked into what Community assistance there is. I do know that you can get someone to come, pick you up and bring you back home in their own car. I don’t know who it is organised through though. Maybe through the Council, or they may know who to contact. Even ask her doctor, he may know what the process is.

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      2. I’ve been thinking the same thing, Sue. She used to have a best friend who would take her, but they had a falling out. And then my sister-in-law is another who would take her, but she now spends a lot of time working away on The Ghan. I was worrying needlessly. Mum is a survivor!


    2. Hi Christine, I thought I would have a look on the internet to see what pictures they had of bees. After looking at 4 pages of images I have decided that they need to take lessons from you. Yours are far superior and I won’t bother to look anywhere else from now on.

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  3. Lovely close ups of the bee, but I do know how hard it can be to photograph. Photography can be very frustrating at times, especially when you feel like you only have that one chance to get a perfect shot before the subject flies away. Keep at it, and good luck with your book!

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    1. Thanks Sue. The dashed thing wouldn’t focus this morning where I wanted it too. We went for walk this afternoon and I changed the focus setting which made it behave more predictably. I’m looking to get a 55-200mm lens. Thanks for your encouragement!

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