Jim Reid's Photography Site

Landing Bee – Summer 2011

It took me ages to capture this one. Unfortunately bees do not fly in a predictable flight path and are constantly “buzzing” in and out behind the flower heads.

So again I just had to wait for one to pass in front of the camera viewfinder to capture it.

Landing Bee

One of my few attempts at “macro” …. exposure settings –  iso400, t1600, f4.o (subject distance 0.4m, lens focal length 105mm)

10 responses

  1. Absolutely spectacular! It was well worth the wait! The colors are stunning as well. I just love the little guy with his “landing gear” down! Great post, Jim!

    February 25, 2012 at 1:40 am

    • Thanks Judy. I really like this one also.
      As I was so close, I could smell the scent of the lavender, while capturing this image.

      February 25, 2012 at 7:32 pm

      • Oh now you had to tell me that! I adore lavender! 😉
        That just adds to the appeal of this photo! I’ve killed my share of lavender. Going to try again this summer!

        February 25, 2012 at 10:37 pm

  2. But it was absolutely worth the wait… amazing shot this is… chapeau!

    February 24, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    • Thanks Joanna. It was one of those relaxing, unusual, warm summer days in Scotland

      February 24, 2012 at 9:29 pm

      • I know those days, here in the Netherlands we have to treasure these days as well 😉

        February 24, 2012 at 10:25 pm

  3. Risto

    Vau…! Well done…I envy your patience.

    February 24, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    • Hi Risto, Many thanks. I do become totally absorbed when making images allowing me to “live in the moment”

      February 24, 2012 at 9:35 pm

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