Wednesday, 16 March 2011

First bees of spring

In the garden, the honeysuckle, daffodils and crocuses are either in flower or just starting to show and the arrival of colour and scent for the first time in months has brought out the occasional Bumble Bee. This one declined to dwell very long, the light was poor and – without a macro lens on the Canon body – I wasn't able to get very close. But the composition still works, I think, and it does feel good to contemplate that warmer weather, brighter and longer days and, of course, an abundance of visitors to the garden are really not that far away.

Canon 1Ds MkII, 1/250 sec, f/4, 200mm at ISO 400


  1. Quite a few about in the last few days Tim due to the slight uplift in temperatures and a bit of sunshine.

  2. Hi Tim,
    it is a privilege for me to visit and view your stunning photography.

  3. Hi Roy. That's so generous – I'm so glad you like the images. Thanks for being so kind. Tim