It took me a lot of patience to capture a good shot of this bee. We were in a rose farm in Dural, New South Wales at that time when I noticed some roses attracted bees, bees that were perhaps hungry of the nectars. Initially, it was quite hard for me to get a better position, better close up, and a steady hand with quick focusing of my camera without distracting the bees, else they’ll be flying into another rose and away again from me. But there was one bee (this was the one) that got stuck up on a flower, just kept sucking the nectar until the time I took several photos. I was amazed when some photos turned out to be good and this one, I reckon was far better off compared to the others.
Capturing photos of insects demand patience but it pays off.
Nurangingy Reserve Park, Blacktown, New South Wales
They call the park as Nurrangingy Reserve. It is one of the many lovely parks often visited by local and international tourists and there never was a single day without visitors. I took the above photo at the main park just in front of the Colebee Centre for functions and dining. Nurragingy Reserve offers the following attractions and facilities: picnic and BBQ areas (wood supplied), children’s playgrounds, bush walking tracks, formal garden areas, planted as International Gardens, quiet shaded areas and pavilions, a waterfall, natural bush land ideal for nature studies, toilets, wedding garden areas (bookings essential), the Nurragingy Blacksmith and the Colebee Centre.
We too, in many instances held our picnic, birthday and garden weddings here. Also, during the annual town festival, Medieval Shows were held here, and that’s the busiest time in the park, because hundreds of people attend this show every year. Last year, a Chinese garden was built, making it more lovely and has now become the centre piece in the park. I had seen once a bush load of tourists frolicked in the park.
The new development with the Chinese Garden as the centre piece.