Busy bees

Ants and bees belong to the most hard working insects in the animal world. Yesterday, Dad took his Olympus em-1X with the 300 mm lens to the forest not far from our house shooting bees harvesting the nectar from blackberry flowers to produce honey. To some extent this is a continuation of our previous post on insect macro photography with a long telephoto lens. He shot on a tripod about 1.5 m from his objects. Bees stay little time on each flower so focus stacking was just not possible. In addition it was blowing hard so everything moved violently with the wind. Most photos have been taken at 1/1000 of a second. Enjoy and stay tuned for more from mother nature.

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