Yes, I did it. It was not the bee that happened to be at the right moment in the right place, nor was it the fact that I just happened to take a photo of one of my sweet peas that tend to climb all over the place in my garden. They have even infiltrated the natural grass part next to my garden. I only planted a handfull of everlasting sweet pea seeds once to add some colour to my privet hedge, and now the privet hedge is slowly disappearing beneath the weight of the climbing majority.
But I am digressing. As you may, or may not know, at the moment I am on a learning curve with my camera. No more instant scene photography, but all my own focussing and depth work, meaning that from 20 photos I take, about half go to the happy photo hunting grounds, if not more. Now and again I manage a unique photo. Just take the sweet pea. They have all reverted to the colour in the photo, although one specimen tends to be more white. I have been taking photos of this plant for at least a week, but I cannot get no satisfaction as Sir Mick Jagger said in the photographic sense of the word of course.
My photos are either a lighter shade of pale, whishy washy or blurred at the edges. I now have this behind me, more or less. This photo appeared today on my camera, and I did a happy dance. Not only the colour of the sweet pea, but insect action as well.What could be better. I transformed the background to sort of non-existent (known as depth?) and tuned down the brightness. Yes I am getting there so after our Swiss National holiday on Monday, when everything is closed in Switzerland, I will take the plunge and order my macro lens, I think I am now ready for it.