I always wanted to learn to fly. I thought about it numerous times, but never had the time/money combination to do it. I have several friends who have their pilots license – some were even professional pilots. That’s cool.
Like everyone else, I’ve dreamed many times that I could fly. Usually, in my dreams, I don’t have to do anything to make it happen except think about it. Then, presto-change-o, I simply lift up off the ground and I can float around wherever I want to! Pretty cool, eh? I wonder about your flying dreams…do you have to do anything, like moving your arms, to fly?
Today is another picture from Mendocino. It was an action shot as the bumble-bee what just lifting off from the flower in the picture. I had my telephoto lens on, so it was a tough shot to get and that explains why part of it is a bit blurry – I didn’t have a very deep depth-of-field (aperture). Still…if you double-click on this puppy, you’ll be able to see the antennae of the bee as he heads away from the camera.
Makes me wonder a bit: do you think bees and birds have to think about flying?
TRIVIA FOR TODAY: without using precision instruments, Eratosthenes measured the radius of the Earth in the 3rd century BC, and came up with a measurement that was within 1% of the value determined by today’s technology. Pretty smart dude, eh?