Sunday, 17 July 2011

Bumblebee in flight

I love how this Buff-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) is targeting its intended landing spot with its eyes and also how the thistles below bursting into seed are exploding like fireworks.

Canon 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/1,000 sec, f/5.6, 400mm at ISO 320


  1. Such a lovely image of the humble bumble.....
    Thistles get a bad press but birds bees and butterflies love them....I do allow them to grow in the copse for that very reason.

  2. Well captured Tim! I wish there were light enough here for such photo's - in fact I wish it were warm enough for some bees!!!