Description This photo falls under the heading of 'fortuitousness.' We were in a tiny blind at Franklin Mountains State Park in El Paso, Texas. I was, as usual snapping pictures of the variety of birds that came to a little water hole. Later, I was so happy to find this shot. Look carefully, I can see that the bird was keeping a close eye on the bee, but no doubt the reverse was also true.
Allen Sheffield, El Paso Member Since February 2009 Artist Statement I am a retired university lecturer by vocation, but I am a photographer, writer, and very occasional voice talent by avocation.
My wife and I love to travel - usually pulling our little camper, but we made trips to Machu Picchu and The Galapagos in 2007, and 2 weeks driving in England to start 2008. For a retirement reward to ourselves in early June 2012, we spent two weeks in France. We started in Nice and then took a week long cruise up the Rhone River before spending just a few days in Paris.
In January 2014, we spent a fantastic week on the Amazon River above Iquitos, Peru.
I have been taking pictures for over 50 years, so I have quite a variety of images. Check my website if you are interested in some old pix.