I have a bee obsession this week – I’ve started to see many in the neighborhood, and I really want to capture a good in-flight shot. I am reasonably pleased with my last good one, but I have a couple of new offerings since then.
Last night, I found a huge bumble bee (I don’t know what kind it really is, but it was a big fuzzy one) and chased it all over the grocery store parking lot, trying to get a good shot. Sadly, despite looking ridiculous for a good five minutes, this is the only photo that turned out in focus, although sadly it’s not in flight, and is half hidden behind another plant:
This morning, I found another bee that was eating sap off of some oak leaves.
It turns out sap-drinking bees are much easier to photograph than ones flitting from flower to flower.
Even when he flew off to move to a better part of the tree, he was moving much slower, and less erratically.
But of course, he was still easier to shoot while sitting still and eating.