Friday, 5 August 2011

White-tailed Bumble Bee (Bombus lucorum)

It was such a glorious day here in Norfolk that I wanted to post an image that just oozed the optimism and vibrant colours of summer. The effect – enhanced a little in Photoshop – was achieved by a super-fast shutter speed combined with a large aperture setting. The result is all the focus on the gorgeous White-tail, with the huge flower it's feeding on blurred nicely into the background. Hope you like it…

Canon 1 Ds MkII, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/2,700th sec, f/5.6, 400mm at ISO 400