Saturday, 17 September 2011

Camera Critters: Bee Gathering Honey

Bee 2

Taken on September 8th.

Macro shot of a Bee gathering nectar from a Thistle down the road, which I took last week when we had a brief bout of sunny weather prior to our brush with Hurricane Katia.



Camera Critters

15 Feedback Comments:

Maia said...

You captured so beautifully the little bumblebee with all the details on its colorful hair. Lovely.

You are welcome to post it to my Macro Flowers Saturday too if you wish.

eileeninmd said...

Great macro shot. The thistle is a pretty color.

Cheryl said...

Awesome capture. Hope you all made it through Katia unscathed.

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful big fat bee. That's the kind I like. And a Scottish thistle, too. Sigh.
Horrible about the hurricane, however.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Lovely shot, beautiful!

Mama Zen said...

Oh, that is gorgeous!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Excellent and very nice macro.

Regards and best wishes

ladyfi said...

What a lovely close-up!

Jane said...

@ Cheryl: Yes, all we suffered from was the 80mph winds and thankfully our roof survived as it was pretty bad.

@ Kay: I love bees, I am not sure what his honey would taste like as I have only seen Clover and Lavender Honey on sale, but I am sure it would be nice.

@ Maia: Thanks, I have made a note of the blog and may post a macro shot next week.

Thanks for visiting everyone, hope you have a great week ahead:)

Sivinden said...

The light in this picture is wonderful - great shot!

Carletta said...

Excellent macro of the bee!

dhemz said...

awwwwwwwwwww...that is totally stunning..great capture!

Valerie said...

Magnificent capture Jane! How did you manage to get so close without the image become blurred? (I'm clearly going to have to learn much more about using the macro option!) I, too, have just moved from a Canon ixus to Konica's Coolpix and appreciating the greater features.

Jane said...

@ Valerie: It all depends on how many megapixels your camera has and its capabilities -although this bee was actually slight offside of the frame when I photographed him initially, he was still in focus and I cropped him in iphoto because my camera has 12.1 mps to work with and there was still no loss of detail. The more pixels the camera has the better for cropping and obviously sharpness. I would though, try to experiment more with your camera's macro scene mode on a flower of something-try and get close to your subject either by using the zoom on your lens or leaning in with your camera while the camera's focus is locked on -in fact try both ways and see which gives the best result and just keep experimenting. At least with digital camera's you can ditch the bad photos and keep the sharper ones, unlike with analogue processing. I hope that helps, thanks for visiting and happy shooting:)

Postcards from Wildwood said...

This is a gorgeous bee shot, Jane. The authentic Scottish thistle also gives as sense of place!