Credit Where It Is Due

Credit Where It is Due

I like to make photographs, and I enjoy being praised for what I have done. But God teaches a different attitude, one of thankfulness and humility. He pointed that out to me recently. I DO NOT MAKE THESE PHOTOGRAPHS ALONE. I didn't create the light, or the technology which makes photography possible. I didn't buy my camera, it was a gift from my husband. I didn't give myself the ability to see through the camera in order to make an image which others find pleasing. It is right to use what I have been given to the best of my ability, but it is wrong to take credit for what I have not done. God made the light, the elements which are used to manufacture the camera, and the world from which these images come. He has given me gifts: people to teach me, eyes to see with, and a brain to process information. I am thankful for these gifts. He deserves all the praise, not I.

Monday, August 1, 2011

A Bee's View

This is a Close-up of, I think, a gloxinia.
I don't know if a bee has ever visited.
But if one did, this is what she would see!

21 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Absolutely amazing, Louise. I love it. Oh, to be a bee, with nothing on my mind but honey. Of course, there are people who kill bees, thinking they are wasps or hornets, so maybe I'll stick to being me. But I love this view!
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Kim, USA said...

I bet that's the bees view ^_^ Super macro shot love it!

Blue Monday

cieldequimper said...

Fantastic.

Re. your question: my bridge being Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, I wouldn't be surprised to see an American flag!

Cafe au lait said...

Great shot!

My Blue Monday is here.

LV said...

One of the most awesome shots I have sen today. You did an excellent job with this.

Anvilcloud said...

Well, I'll bee! That's quite a neat photo.

Irina said...

So tender. Bravo.

Mary said...

If I were a bee I would be blinded by the beauty...great picture! !

Pradeepa said...

Wow it is beautiful.

Gigi Ann said...

I would say that is an Up Close and Personal picture. Nice choice for C day.

Hildred and Charles said...

A gorgeous Close-Up, - one might even call it the Bee's Knees...

Joy said...

Oh to be a bee and surrounded by that iridescent blue. Beautiful macro. I have always wanted to stroke a bee, but I don't think it would be wise.

EG Wow said...

Cool shot! I almost feel like I really am a bee looking into the blossom. :)

helenmac said...

Oh, how lucky those bees are! Thanks for giving us a beautiful bee's view of blue!
HelenMac
ABC Team

James said...

This is amazing! Very nicely captured!

Jo Bryant said...

Beautiful :)

Roger Owen Green said...

amazing shot
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Carletta said...

WONDERFUL closeup!
I love the ethereal feel of it.

Jay said...

This is one of the most original flower photos I've seen! And it's also beautiful - I loove the blue!

DUTA said...

I'm not on good terms with bees , but if this is what the bee sees, then she's got good 'taste'. The macro of the dark blue-violet flower is beautiful!

Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

What an absolutely COOL shot!!!! Wow.