Two things to stay away from at this time of year.

Garrison Creek.


Zzakk said...

YOU doing flower/bee shots?
I'm shocked!
But this is truly excellent, so maybe your new attitude is that you hate BAD flower photos?
(Slight halo on the bee's butt. Is that a sharpening artifact or ??)

Matthew Robertson said...

It's not just any flower, it's ragweed, which I'm horribly allergic to. I'm not worried about the bees -- which is good, because I was back at the Garrison Creek today, and they were out by the dozen. Maybe one of them will make an appearance here, too.

Thanks for the kind words, and yes, it's over-sharpened.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

This one is cool, too, and quite a departure from some of your others.

I am not an advertisement, I was just hoping for some advice. I not only like your photos, but also how big they are.

By the way, the flower is goldenrod. Ragweed is much more nondescript and has green flowers. It is wind pollinated. Goldenrod is INSECT POLLINATED (thus the bee) and not carried by the wind. Most people who think they are allergic to goldenrod are actuallya llergic to ragweed which flowers at the same time. Only 1/2 of 1% of people are actually allergic to goldenrod, though it does have sticky pollen and the ragweed pollen sticks to it.

Here is my site, I don't know how to make it a link (I am not very computer savvy, sorry):


I would like to know how to make the pictures BIGGER, like yours. Mary

Matthew Robertson said...

Hi, thanks for the correction -- I thought goldenrod had woody stalks.

I should also add that the bees are gone now, and have been replaced by Monarch butterflies. I like Monarchs, so I can't dislike these plants any more.

But I'm still allergic to them.

I have broken the links to hundreds and hundreds of photos, which will take a long time to repair. The workaround is to replace "photo.matthewpiers" in the link URL with "matthewpiers.smugmug". Awkward, but only temporary.

This is happening because I have revamped matthewpiers dot com. More of what I write and photograph will be going there, so check it out as well.

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