How to Catch A Bee

A hundred years ago, Nobel Prize-winning scientist Karl von Frisch proved that bees can see colour.  Just like humans, bees are trichromatic which means they have three photoreceptors in each eye and the colour combinations they see are based in those three colours.

Our colour combinations are based on red, blue, and green, while bees base their colours on ultraviolet light, blue, and green and this is the reason why bees can’t see the colour red.  They can, however, see reddish wavelengths, such as yellow and orange as well as blue-green, blue, violet, and something called “bee’s purple” which is a combination of yellow and ultraviolet light.  (That sounds like an amazing colour, but unfortunately, humans can’t see it.)
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My 2017 Favourite

My favourite image from 2017 was taken back in May when I was having fun photographing the raindrops on the flowers in the garden.


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Three Years On

If you’d have asked me three years ago where I’d be today, I’m sure my answer then would have been vastly different to what I’m about to say now.

Three years ago today, August 2, 2014, was the day I became Footloose and Fancy Free.  The day I became de-shackled from the daily grind and free to do as I please, and no longer under any obligation to anyone who compensates me for my time, my talents and my technical skills.

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The Reason For Grevilleas

Little Brown Honeyeaters are only one of the many reasons I insisted we plant grevilleas in our back garden.  And they are one of the reasons I managed to photograph lately.

A Brown Honeyeater on our RSL Spirit of ANZAC Grevillea

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