At The River and Checking New Bee Hives

Got out early to the river, shot some panning blurs early of the pelicans. Then switched to shooting my normal stop action shots. Later photographed my wife checking the two new bee hives to see if the queens were laying. All looked good. A few pics with descriptions below. We will be heading to visit our kids and grandkids for Easter. Will probably not post again until Monday or Tuesday next week. Have a happy Easter…

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All the yellow in the photo above are capped brood. The larva of the honey bees are developing inside. A few empty cells also in the picture.

The queen is laying eggs. The green dot of paint to make it easier to identify the queen. The little straight white lines in the cells to the right and below the queen are eggs.

Larva in the open cells and capped cells in the picture above.

A closer look of cells with larva and eggs.

 

 

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Tuesday Captures

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Early Monday Morning Sightings

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A Visit To Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

We had a wonderful trip to visit Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park. Before we unloaded at our room we made a swing around the park. Got lucky and spotted a Woodcock and its four chicks. First time I have ever seen woodcock chicks. My trip was already worthwhile with this sighting.

I really enjoyed spending time walking the trails with my “Little Woman”. It has been a while since we have shared this pleasure. Lots of wildflowers to enjoy. The redbud blooms were at their peak.

It was a photography weekend competition. I did not win anything but was very pleased with almost every photo I took throughout the weekend. My wife won a first in the wildflower division with a stunning shot of a trillium bloom.

Although we only saw sunshine on the morning we left it was a bright overcast each day which is wonderful for photographing wildflowers. It has always been a joy to visit this park. I think of the sounds as well as the sights. The quiet peace of overlooking the lake that lies below the cliff the resort park lodge sits on. Hearing the first whippoorwill and wood thrush calls before sunrise. Ending each day tired from walking the trails. I am thankful…

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Dense Fog Start To A Beautiful Spring Morning

Not a lot of time to photograph today. Still busy on the farm. Will be taking a getaway weekend starting Thursday. Will try to post again tomorrow if I see anything. Then I will not post again until next Monday…

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