A Bee

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Some bees are more difficult than others to shoot; a lot depends on the flower and how long they remain in one place and whether the bee vibrates to get the pollen. I took several shots of bees against this background over two days. The color contrast is an obvious plus but the bee and the flower reflect light differently, sometimes complicating the exposure. If the subject is well-lit and in focus then the background can become tricky. I had to discard several shots because the out of focus background was messy (blown out, or too bright). The bees did not react to my flash. It was needed to stop action and light the bee which otherwise would be too dark. The large number of photographs taken also reflected my trying to anticipate when I could catch the face of the bee. Such is the nature of close-up photography on the best of days.

13 responses

  1. Amazing image!


    September 3, 2015 at 7:54 am

  2. Spot on focus and a wonderful background.


    September 3, 2015 at 10:21 am

  3. Beautiful bee! Love the background too and thanks for explaining how you did it.


    September 3, 2015 at 1:14 pm

  4. Trying to anticipate the action of a bee is a daunting task. Yet, your patience eventually pays off!


    September 3, 2015 at 3:03 pm

  5. A beautiful fuzzy bee. I’d like to see more of the wing pattern – looking like stained glass. I like the image.


    September 3, 2015 at 11:41 pm

  6. Your pointers and tips are always so valuable – beautiful shot. That bee looks absolutely “soft and fuzzy”!


    September 4, 2015 at 10:23 pm

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