Even Busy Bees stop & smell Roses

‘Remain as busy as a bee so that you find no time in discussing the flaw of others. Let your action speak the truth” Swapnam

Are you killing yourself by being busy unnecessarily?

There is nothing wrong with being busy.

But there is something wrong if you are busy to fulfill your greed.

Even the busy bee stops, takes time to smell the flower and picks up the best honey.

“Never get so busy making a living, that you forget to make a life”  Unknown

Spinning like a top

I have been taking photographs of honey bees, hoverflies etc. for quite some time.

One thing I find difficult was photographing the bee when it’s in ‘flight mode’.

I always wished to have a good shot of both the ‘wings’ Viewed from above at the same time with the wings blurred nicely giving a fast-moving ‘spin top’  appearance.

Fortunately, I was successful.

Shutter speed-1/800 sec,f/4.5, Focal length 100 mm, ISO 100

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

Image by © PTP-2021 All Rights Reserved

This post is part of Ann Christine’s LAPC # 142 – You pick it up photo challenge, where she asks us to pickup our own subject for this challenge and this post also forms part of Becky B’s BRIGHT SQUARE photo challenge.

This post also in response to Debbie Smyth’s Six Word Saturday

  27 comments for “Even Busy Bees stop & smell Roses

  1. April 10, 2021 at 6:36 pm

    Love your choice this week Philo – your bee image is perfect!! I’ve not seen one with the body still but the wings in motion – excellent catch

    Liked by 4 people

  2. April 10, 2021 at 6:45 pm

    sage advice – my uncle always says humans are beings not doings, so it is good just to be (or bee in this case)

    Liked by 4 people

  3. April 10, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    Wow. Great capture. Excellent.

    Liked by 4 people

  4. April 10, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    Wonderful shot (finally achieved – congratulations!) and message, as well.

    Liked by 4 people

  5. April 10, 2021 at 8:53 pm

    Life means nothing if you don’t occasionally stop and smell the roses!

    Liked by 3 people

  6. April 10, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    A wonderful shot! Love it.

    Liked by 3 people

  7. April 10, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    Great job, S! Lovely photo! And I appreciate your message & choice of quotes. You’re the bomb! 🌞

    Liked by 2 people

  8. April 11, 2021 at 2:03 am

    Beautiful photography, and wonderful words to accompany them. 🌹

    Liked by 1 person

  9. spiritualfantasia
    April 11, 2021 at 10:05 am

    Love this post!

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Amy
    April 15, 2021 at 3:35 am

    This is an amazing capture! It is challenging when they are in flight mode.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. May 3, 2021 at 2:39 pm

    Kudos on the beautiful photo! ❤ Amazing! have a great day, S!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. May 3, 2021 at 6:24 pm



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