That’s a bumble bee.
I’ve always considered myself a photographer as well as a writer, but I haven’t worked professionally since I was in my early 20’s, where I walked away from a lucrative career as a wedding photographer … simply because the job sucked all the joy out of photography. The brides never seemeed to get their perfect wedding. Emotions ran high. And me, empathetic as I am, it turned out to be too tense. My blood pressure went through the roof.
On and off I’ve flirted with the idea of going pro again. I’ve done some pro level stuff here and there in my various jobs. But … no. It’s just a hobby. And as long as it stays that way, I’ll enjoy it.
So what does any of this have to do with a bumble bee? Only this: I took that picture today, just plinking around in my backyard with my new Nikon D5000. This shot has to be one of the best I’ve taken in my entire life, and I was just messing around.
This camera is awesome. And I do think I’ll be playing around with it quite a bit from now on.