I’m participating in the online adventure travel and outdoor photography magazine LetsBeWild.com’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge for bloggers. This week’s Challenge is: Overlooked. This theme is perfect for me because this is the type of photos I take most often. Photos of things that are right in front of your nose but that nobody notices even when they walk right by it. Here are a few photos of beautiful things that can be overlooked, some of them brand new, and others I’ve used in previous posts on this site.

By the way, I was selected as a honorable mention winner for this challenge for my grass photo. Yeah!

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I took this first photo last week and as I was pressing the shutter, I could see there was something peculiar about that bee. When I opened the photo file on my computer, I was in awe. Did you know that bees have bags, or pollen baskets, on their legs to carry the nectar they collect? This worker bee had obviously been very busy at collecting nectar from the fullness of its bags. How cool is that? None of the people walking by while I was taking pictures noticed this bee or all the others next to it.

Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Overlooked bee carries bags of nectar on legs

Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Overlooked bee carries bags of nectar on legs

I took the next photo just this past weekend at the beach in Coronado, California. This little crab was half buried in the wet sand at low tide. Dozens of people walked right by it without ever noticing it. What a pity.

Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Overlooked crab in the sand

Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Overlooked crab in the sand

Did you know that grass is fuzzy? Even when you take a close-up photo of a grass blade, you may not see it, unless the grass is covered with morning dew. Then the fuzz of the grass really stands out.

Update: I won an honorable mention for this photo in the weekly contest.

Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Overlooked fuzzy grass covered with dew

Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Overlooked fuzzy grass covered with dew

This last photo features a red-tailed hawk sitting on the highest branch of a very tall Sycamore tree. Unless you looked up, you wouldn’t know it was there.

Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Overlooked red-tailed hawk in a tree

Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Overlooked red-tailed hawk in a tree

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About Milka Pejovic

I'm a freelance writer, artist and photographer. I write mostly for business, not enough for pleasure, and I take a lot of pictures of the world around me.

12 responses »

  1. Carrie Rubin says:

    I think you are a master at snapping photos of overlooked things. Love the crab. He’s really camouflaged in there!

  2. Sheila says:

    Those are all great! I’ve never seen a photo of a bee with visible nectar like that. Love the crab too – I’m glad you didn’t step on him! 🙂

    • mpejovic says:

      I’ve only seen bees with pollen all over their faces. Apparently some bees are a lot more effective at gathering nectar than others. This one was obviously a pro.

  3. Jane Lurie says:

    Beautiful close-ups, Milka. Your dew drop and fuzzy grass is a well deserved award winner!

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