Bees in the plum tree by pamgleason

Bees in the plum tree

Warm and sunny again today and everyone thinks it is spring. The peach trees are blooming, the plum tree is blooming and the pears and apples are not far behind. I was planning to take pictures of these plum flowers, and then I realized that there were scores of bees visiting them. I discovered that is it much harder to get a picture of a bee, somewhat in focus and facing you, than it ought to be. This was pretty much the best I could do, though I did have some prettier pictures of the flowers, and some uglier pictures of the bees. (Also, I don't think I was using the right lens. Have to work on that.)
superb focus and DOF, great timing too
February 20th, 2018  
@graemestevens Well, I can't take much credit for the timing as I took about 200 other, much lousier shots! Kept getting bees' asses instead of faces. I hate that. Why can't they just look at the camera like normal people?
February 20th, 2018  
Wow, fabulous timing with the bees! Very pretty photo.
February 20th, 2018  
what a fantastic shot.
February 20th, 2018  
Terrific timing and capture :)
February 20th, 2018  
@pamgleason This is why I don't photograph nature unless it's already dead.
February 20th, 2018  
@graemestevens I was wondering if I could pose some dead bees and make them look alive, but that seemed both macabre and purely evil. So I didn’t.
February 20th, 2018  
Awesome capture, love the focus and details!!
February 20th, 2018  
Wow - terrific image! It was worth the other 200 attempts! Love the bee just flying in:) Fav.
February 20th, 2018  
Beautiful blossoms ... I love the bees!
February 20th, 2018  
A gorgeous shot.
Lovely blossom & Bee's. A fav.
February 20th, 2018  
Having been there and in the same situation I feel for you, but great result in the end.
February 20th, 2018  
Ever so pretty FAV
February 20th, 2018  
Spring is on it's way as we start welcoming in our autumn. Lovely capture :)
February 20th, 2018  
Beautiful!
February 20th, 2018  
Lovely spring shot
February 20th, 2018  
Beautiful shot! I can't wait for Spring to come in! Nice capture of the bee coming in to land 😊
February 20th, 2018  
Wonderful image and timing. Fav!! 😀
February 20th, 2018  
Lovely shot
February 20th, 2018  
Great capture - love the one in flight. The clarity of the flower on the right is fab. Spring is on the way!!!!! Looks lovely on black.
February 23rd, 2018  
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