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20th Annual
Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
Second Place, Bay Area Images


"Hungry Bee"
By Aaron Meyers

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Artist's Statement

Living in downtown Menlo Park has many advantages and as a photographer I get spoiled with the different flowers that grow throughout the seasons. In August the sunflowers start bursting and the bees seemed to share my enjoyment of the flowers. This little bee was so preoccupied that I was able to get close enough to snap this photo. It wasn’t until I looked at this on the computer that I realized the bee was covered with pollen! The yellow sunflower paired perfectly with the bee and I can only thank the bee for standing still long enough for me to get my camera into position and snap away. Although I also photograph landscapes, I find close-up macro-photography to be a fun challenge; luckily the flowers that my neighbors grow in their yards give me plenty of subjects to photograph. For more of my work visit


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The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 10, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category. Sponsored by Kepler's Books, Linden Tree Books and Bell's Books.

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