Ready for take-off

by Helen Hooker August. 31, 2019 548 views

After yesterday’s monochrome pictures I opted for colour in a big way today, focusing my attentions on the vivid pink cosmos flowers in our garden. As I knelt nearby, several bumblebees landed on the blooms. They were very diligent in their foraging, taking around a minute to explore each flower, so I aimed my camera and tried my best to focus on their eyes. Naturally there were lots of failures - precision is almost impossible when photographing such fast-moving creatures at such close quarters. However, the shot that really made me smile was the third picture I’ve shared here, where I was lucky enough to catch one of the bumblebees stretching its legs immediately before take-off.

31 August 2019

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Don Baird 1 year, 8 months ago

Beautiful photos. Sharp and great color.

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Ann Kennedy 1 year, 8 months ago

Oh Wow Helen!  These are fabulous photos!  Supurb focus and detail.  Love the colours too.  Fantastic job mate.  +1grinning

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Antonio Gil 1 year, 8 months ago

What a wonderful work Helen

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Jim Hooker 1 year, 8 months ago

A bumblebee on tiptoe, fantastic.  Having tried and failed miserably to get a sharp macro of one of these in a lethargic state I know this is not easy.  Well done Helen.

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