Hi all 😁 Feel free to join in this weekly challenge whenever you find yourself thinking “I’m a fan of…” (see below for how-to).
This week’s Fan Of… is the camera on my new iPhone. My wife’s & my iPhone SEs were over 5 years old & the update support for them was soon to stop. With that in mind, we traded our old phones in, as well as some other tech we no longer used & got a couple of (almost) new iPhone SEs (second gen). The main feature I was looking forward to trying out was the camera; there have been quite significant advances in phone camera technology over the last 5 years, & I was not disappointed. Here are just some of the shots I’ve taken with my new phone.
Just to clarify; the bee isn’t called Mon. Mon is the scots abreviation for Come On. I was out for a walk when I saw some wild roses alongside the path; most of the flowers have gone now, but there were still a few blooms left. I went to get a closer look at this particular flower and saw that a large bee had taken up residence in the middle of it. Whilst he was busy collecting what he could, he was getting constantly hassled by a couple of hover flies that wanted in on the action; but he wasn’t budging, mon the bee 😁.
With the sun out, it was another busy day at our hibiscus hedge. It was that busy, the insect life was almost having to form a line at the blossoms. A couple of days ago, it was mostly bees; today, the butterflies got in on the action, sharing the blooms with bees and hoverflies.
We have a large hibiscus hedge bordering one side of our garden which is in full bloom at the moment. The black berry (bramble — depending where you grew up) bush is nearing the end of it’s flowering stage, with the fruits starting to form. Both these are a huge magnet to bees and hover flies.