Spring Bee Photoshoot

With Spring eventually arriving I was taking some photos of Spring flowers and noticed a bee full of pollen and tried to get some snaps with the 24-105mm lens. Not a Macro lens but by getting in close and cropping later you can make the photo look closer than you actually were.

Bee on Flower full of Pollen

I was also lucky enough to capture the bee taking off from flower to flower. I had anticipated that the bee would fly between flowers and had the camera set up on rapid fire, just pressing the shutter as the bee made it’s move. The dangling legs were sharp which I was happy with. I shot the take-off photo in Shutter priority so that I could be guaranteed a good exposure and sharp subject. I had also pre-focussed so that the camera was not searching when shooting.

Bee Taking off flying

I’m very happy with the end results. I find getting down very low gives a different perspective as well as giving you a bug’s eye view.