I'm always a bit timid (although proud) to state the Beekeeping for Dummies cover is my photo, many new members do not know that :roll: - but it is kinda neat to find out if you don't know. I never made a magazine cover though - although I submitted a few, they have a list of restrictions due to layout of TEXT and topical themes. If you look in the Beekeeping for Dummies inner back page, that Bee Culture Magazine cover image is MINE, but it was NOT actually published, it was used strictly in the Dummies book. This little photo in the book is one of my favorite, I chased that worker around the grass and weeds where I work and took about a dozen shots, this one was one of the better.
Here was the original layout for the Dummies Book - you will notice the worker if facing the opposite direction from the final cover image, so this image may be the only one out there showing the REAL image I submitted www.beemaster.com/bkd.html
My little 15 minutes of fame surely is the Dummies Cover image though - I doubt I'll ever get that opportunity again, to be a part of such a successful publication. I need to get my notebook PC (my old Dell one) I have thousands of images there and I'm too lazy to plug it into my 40 gig porta-drive to transfer over to any of my other machines.
The best image I have is a queen actually laying an egg - you see HALF of the egg as she is pushing it out of her - the image is really rare from anything I have seen elsewhere, the timing was purely accidental and I didn't notice the egg being laid until I had transferred the image into my PC. I'd love to share that here :)
Yep... A magazine cover would be sweet and Newbee, you have some awesome pics, meanwhile I don't even have a dang bee to my name - ugh. Really awesome images, I am really envious of your travels.