I’ve been enjoying taking photos of the Spring flowers as they appear. Snowdrops, crocuses, hellebores. But not daffodils. I don’t enjoy photographing them! They’re very deceptive. They look so pretty dancing about in the breeze in their ballet skirts, but when I point a camera at them, they metamorphose into weird monsters! No matter how hard I try, I can’t seem to get a decent daffodil shot!
I keep trying. I’ve got quite a few in my garden, and there are a lot in the grass verge in my village. But it’s no good. Every time I come home hopeful that this time I will have captured the beauty and happiness of a bright yellow trumpet surrounded by a cream or yellow skirt, I’m disappointed and have to delete them all!
When I was pointing my camera at some daffodils in a local garden I was visiting, I saw a big bee dive deep into a trumpet. He must have been very busy collecting pollen, because he stayed long enough for me to get a shot of him with his head deep inside the flower and his bottom sticking out!
So here it is, my daffodil shot for 2010!!