New iPhone Camera — Fan Of… #123

Hi all ๐Ÿ˜ Feel free to join in this weekly challenge whenever you find yourself thinking “I’m a fan ofโ€ฆ” (see below for how-to).

This week’s Fan Ofโ€ฆ 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.

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Mon the Bee ๐Ÿ

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 ๐Ÿ˜.

Sunday Stills: Getting Closer

Hi all ๐Ÿ˜. My entry for Terri’s Sunday Stills challenge: Close-up. This was a fun one; I never knew butterflies were so fluffy!!!

Small tortoiseshell by Jez Braithwaite
Small Tortoiseshell
Small Tortoiseshell by Jez Braithwaite
Small Tortoiseshell
Painted Lady by Jez Braithwaite
Painted Lady
Painted Lady by Jez Braithwaite
Painted Lady
Bee by Jez Braithwaite
Bee

This last one is my favourite, you can see the sky reflected in his eye.

Bee by Jez Braithwaite
Bee

A Busy Day At The Hedge

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.

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Busy Bees ๐Ÿ

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.

Hover fly in flight by Jez Braithwaite
Hover Fly