Monochrome Madness 2-3

Springtime in Monochrome and my submission to Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness

I took this image with a little pocket Kodak Easy -Share and was quite pleased at the time with the result. It seems to render itself nicely in monochrome with the light and shadow of an early morning. I added a fresco filter  from PS and blended it.

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Bumble hugger
Bumble hugger

The bee seemed so lost in besotted delight on his pollen gathering mission.  I remember drunken bumble bees in the garden at the end of summer so I thought of this wonderful old song

“You are in my blood like holy wine

you taste so bitter and so sweet

Oh I could drink a case of you darling

and I would still be on my feet,”– Joni Mitchell

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  1. DG MARYOGA says:

    Superb detailed macro in mono Cybele Dear!I’m writing my short comment while listening to Joni Mitchell’s sweet voice;wonderful lyrics too 🙂

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    1. thanks you so much my friend!

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  2. Very striking Cybele and great song lyrics to go with it 🙂

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    1. thanks so much Andrea!

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  3. Maria F. says:

    I missed this one, I really like Joni Mitchell’s lyrics.

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  4. Beautiful in monochrome. Love Joni Mitchell! 🙂

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    1. me too!! Thanks Linda!

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  5. A wonderful shot, Cybele, although I do love the colour of bees and pollen, so would love to see the original, too.

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    1. thank you Sarah! check out my post today for coloured version!

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      1. Will do, Cybele 🙂

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  6. Nurul Lubis says:

    Beautiful photo with beautiful words, Cybele. I always love your B&W collections..

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    1. Thanks so much Nurul!! I’m pleased you like them!

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  7. Very nice, Cybele. This image lends itself so well to B&W.

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    1. yes, I swas surprised it did! Thanks Debbie!

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  8. Mark Simms says:

    Unusual subject for mono…..but it kinda works

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    1. kinda!! I thought so too. thanks Mark!

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  9. Norma says:

    What a great shot! The bee was really drunk it seems that’s why it is least bothered of being photographed. 😉

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    1. So true- I was up close and he didn’t budge!! Thanks Norma!!

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      1. Norma says:

        I think it liked you. 🙂

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  10. Quite nice and a fitting B&W image.

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  11. Peter Nena says:

    For a moment there I couldn’t see the bee. Then I did. Nice.

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    1. I loved the bee hugging those pistils! Thank you Peter!

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  12. Maverick ~ says:

    Love the depth.

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    1. thank you Maverick!!

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  13. It practically jumps off the page! Wonderful textures, and composition. Great lyrics to go with your feelings about the bee too.

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    1. thanks so much Deborah!! I think that’s a great song too!

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  14. kazg10 says:

    Beautiful Cybele, I love the angle/crop that you have used and to catch the bee as you have done is just magic 🙂

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    1. thanks for you great feedback Kaz!

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  15. svtakeiteasy says:

    Nice mix of the anemone and bumble bee! I like the depth in this image Cybele.

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    1. thank you Chris – it amazed me!! It’s not an anemone though hard to tell. It’s a wild rose! They smell heavenly!

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      1. svtakeiteasy says:

        Even better! 😊

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  16. lauramacky says:

    Grr my likes aren’t showing up even though I *know* I’ve already liked them! 😦 I like this image haha.

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    1. this happens to me too! Thanks Laura!

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      1. lauramacky says:

        You’re welcome. WP is driving me batty! lol

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  17. DG Hardy says:

    Oooo…Somehow you have captured the delicious feeling between the bumble & the flower…Lol’d, for I first read the caption as, Humble bugger! xo, DG

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    1. love that DG!!!! 😀

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  18. sixpixx says:

    It’s not the camera… It’s the person who’s using it. Great shot.

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    1. thanks so much Maxine!! I feel all puffed up!! 😀

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  19. Is very nicely take shot , beautiful Cybele in her monochrome color

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    1. thank you Della! I do love monochrome!

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