No time to relax

One of the things that fascinate me during the spring and summer time is how much work some of these animals do to gather food to keep them going during the winter. I read somewhere that a honeybee has to visit approximately 2 million flowers to gather just 1 pound of honey. They are just always on the go and no time to relax. It is just mind boggling. All the more reason why I never feel enough of the honey bee pictures.

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Watching Sunrise from Mount Washington, NH

We visited Mount Washington over the past weekend. 3 days in summer they open up the Auto road early in the morning for public to drive up and watch the sunrise from there. One of most beautiful spectacle I have ever seen… Here are some pics I clicked from up there.. The twilight before the sunrise was just too good and of course the sunrise was a beauty in itself… Hope you enjoy the pics.

Twilight before sunrise 1

Twilight before sunrise 1

Twilight before sunrise 1

Twilight before sunrise 2

Sunrise 1

Sunrise 1

Sunrise 2

Sunrise 2

Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon from top of empire state building

The moment I saw this subject line for the weekly photo challenge, my first choice was to pick up a photo my beach collection. But since many others may have similar ones, I chose this. I took several pics from top of The Empire State Building, NYC and stitched them into a single panoramic view.  You can see how the sky meets the earth. “Click on the picture for better clarity”

Empire State Building

Empire State Building

Black Water Falls, WV

These are pictures of the one of most beautiful places to visit during the summer/fall season – BlackWater falls, WV. I took these a couple of years back.

There are several falls in this park and here is a shot of the main falls. I have taken this with some additional exposure to give it that look.

Blackwater falls - Main Falls Exposed shot

Blackwater falls – Main Falls Exposed shot

This next picture is a close-up panorama – I took several zoom shots of the falls and stitched them together. So click on the picture to get up close to see the details.

Close-up Panorama

Close-up Panorama

The following is a long shot panorama of the water falls from the wooden steps from a distance.. Again had taken a few pictures and put them together.

Main falls - Long shot panorama

Main falls – Long shot panorama

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oakleaf hydrangea

One of the flower plants that exist all over our apartment complex is this one. I found that its called the oakleave hydrangea. Aparently the word Hydrangea comes from Latin for “water jar”. It truly looks like a water jar. Also including some macro pics.

All set to attract visitors

Standing Tall and all set to attract visitors

Honey Bee getting in to collect some nectar

Honey Bee getting in to collect some nectar

Double Attack - 2 honey bees trying to get in

Double Attack – 2 honey bees trying to get in

An up closer look. Macro Shot filling the frame with white on one half

An up closer look. Macro Shot filling the frame with white on one half

Flower which was milk white has turned into pinkish green

Flower which was milk white has turned into pinkish green

Macro shot of the same flower - pinkish

Macro shot of the same flower – pinkish

Leaves that are as beautiful as flowers

I have always thought that leaves do not get the importance they deserve when they are in the middle of flowers. Leaves typically steal the show during fall season. But here are some leaves which caught my attention and gave the flowers a stiff competition. I shot them at the Phipps conservatory – Pittsburgh.

I liked the kind of details that these leaves showed with all the veins running through them. The color was really attractive too..

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This one was quite interesting too.. These leaves were like folded fingers and how you slowly unfold them. This one was in the process getting completely unfolded.

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What I liked about this one was that the two sides were perfectly symmetrical

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The following one actually tricked me a bit. I actually thought that these were flowers. A volunteer out there in the conservatory told me that these were actually leaves and I realized that when I got down and took a closer look. The color was amazing I was glad I had a macro lens.

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The next one is interesting too… I actually walked past this one and did not catch my attention at the first sight. Later when I looked at it while walking back, I actually thought these looked like a stair case with steps.

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