Category: General Photography
Posted: July 21, 2021



A bee and two ants on two sets of blossoms.

Bee and Two Ants

by Glena Jessee-King Interested in this? Contact The Artist

Bees on Blossoms Contest Entry 
I photographed a number of beautiful Rose of Sharon's and among them, there were two sets of two Rose of Sharon's, the blossoms on each set a little different. One set had two ants and the other set had a bee (Honey or Bumble). In Photoshop since there was only one bee, I transferred it to one of the flowers of the other set that had the two ants. I resized the bee to slightly smaller and matched it accordingly. (Recently, I had photographed a bee going from small, thin-branched purple blossoms to similar; another day that same bee, or another like it, repeated that routine. I saved the pics to my OneDrive without renaming them, but couldn't find them quickly among my hundreds of pieces in either of my drives.) Rose of Sharon's is in three colors near and/or on one side of our house: white, lavender, and pink. The little stem-like portion that is in the middle stands out similarly in the former two with the pink consisting more of petals, more similar to many roses. From an online informational source, I learned that they are Hypericum calycinum, an evergreen shrub that originated from southeastern Europe and southwestern Asia. This shrub is the British and Australian Rose of Sharon, which since has been grown in temperate regions all over the world. Actually, the Hibiscus syriacus or Rose of Sharon Hibiscus syriacus is what most Americans think of as Rose of Sharon.
Post Type: Photography
Mixed Media: Minor I photographed two sets of two Rose of Sharon's, the blossoms on each set, a little different. One set had two ants and the other set had a bee (Honey or Bumble). In photoshop, transferred the bee to the set that had the ants and touched up accordingly.












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