Humming tree

There were three trees in the backyard when we moved in almost one year ago. The tree fern was already dead, the pine tree quickly followed, and the ficus-like one above had been heavily pruned. For the past couple of weeks bees have been busily collecting from clusters of creamy white flowers. The humming sound and being showered with pollen while sitting at the table below has been a rare treat. 

Herb Bee

Yesterday afternoon between rain showers I noticed two bees buzzing around the flowers of a herb plant, I think it is either Oregano or Marjoram. The above is the result of a little patience and minor cropping.

My partner bought me a Sony-NEX5 for my birthday in October 2012. This is an example of the amazing pictures one can capture with this hybrid digital SLR camera.