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 40 years, so I have quite a variety of images. Check my website if you are interested in some old pix.
Two photos have been accepted by the Hal Marcus Gallery in El Paso, Texas benefitting The El Paso Vegetarian Society - March 26 - May 22