January 12, 2023
80mm | f8 | 1/2000s | ISO 1600
For the second week of my 2023 photo challenge, a "nature" theme seemed almost too easy. But back-to-back storms kept me bundled up in my house for most of the week, and I thought I might have to settle for a picture of leaden skies or raindrops on the window. Thankfully, there was a break in the weather on Thursday and I recalled that "nature" begins literally at one's own doorstep.
One tree behind our house (a camellia, my wife tells me) is a favorite of the local bees, heavy with pollen and blooming year-round. I ventured out during my lunch hour with a macro lens and was fortunate to catch a shaft of sunlight hitting one bloom just right, allowing me to dial out the background completely.