Five selected pieces from Patio Life were choose for inclusion in the 9th edition of the Photoville Fence.
The Photoville FENCE is a year-round public photography project exhibited in major parks and downtowns across 11 installation sites in North America. Featuring over 90 photographers annually, the exhibition brings compelling visual stories into the public realm, and to a wide and diverse audience.
The exhibition will be up from June 12 – Labor day, 2021.
For more information on the installation location map, click here!
The grasshopper has mandibulate mouthparts used for biting and chewing plant leaves that consist of the labrum (upper lip), mandibles (jaws), pair of maxillae, hypopharynx and labium (lower lip). The mandible operates side to side that can cut or crush the leaves of a plant while feeding.
Paito Life has been awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2020 edition of the International Photography Awards (IPA’s) in the “Professional: Nature Book” category. An international jury of photography experts judged a total of 13,000 entries from 120 countries to select the category winners, each of whom are in the running to receive the IPA’s top two prizes—Photographer of the Year for the professional categories.
These small bugs are about 0.5 inch long and can prey on larger insects such as bumblebees, butterflies or wasps. Ambush bugs are part of the Assassin Bug family. These bugs hide on plants and flowers like this salvia shown here, from which they ambush their prey. They feed by extending and stabbing their beak into its prey and sucking out their body fluids.
Happy to share that five selected pieces from Patio Life were choose for inclusion in the 9th edition of the Photoville Fence.
The Photoville FENCE is a year-round public photography project exhibited in major parks and downtowns across North America. Featuring over 90 photographers annually, the exhibition brings compelling visual stories into the public realm, and to a wide and diverse audience.
The 9th edition will expand to 11 major parks and downtown areas across North America: Atlanta, Brooklyn, Calgary, Denver, Durham, Houston, Metro (Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead), New Orleans, Sarasota, Seattle, and locally in Winchester. The exhibition will be on view from Fall 2020 – Summer 2021.
A honey bee searching for nectar on the flamingo celosia (celosia spicata). This species of celosia was grown from seed and started indoors. It does well in a large container, growing to over four feet tall and attracts a variety of bees and other pollinators. The taller the plant gets, the more prone to the container tipping over.
Pollen is the fine powder produced from the male part (stamen) of the flower that fertilizes the female part (pistal) of the flower.
Nectar is the sweet substance produced by certain plants that is consumed by bees and other pollinators as a source of food. Honey bees collect nectar and convert it to honey.
There are over 250 species of bumble bees. These plump and fuzzy bees live in small colonies of just of a few hundred bees, much smaller when compared to that of the honey bee which has thousands of bees in their respective colonies. The bumble bees tend to appear mid-August and can be found feeding throughout the day on the salvia (shown above on the stem). These bees do not make honey but collect the nectar to feed and store in their hives honeypot. Only the Queens overwinter and will start new colonies each Spring.
The Villa Bee Fly, was recently chosen for inclusion in the “Color” exhibition at the SE Center for Photography in Greenville, SC opening September 4.
The gallery anticipates being open to the public though likely not having an opening reception. For more information, visit www.sec4p.com – a video walk-through of the show will be available once it opens.