I generally enjoy the colder months, but this winter has seemed interminable and it is good finally to see the first signs of a spring that is unlikely to be a false dawn. One of the highlights in the garden is the arrival of the first bees. This afternoon I saw my first large Bumblebee of this year, although it didn't land to attempt to retrieve some nectar from barely open flowers. There were, however, a few Honeybees around and I managed these two shots which do, I think, have a real warmth about them.
Canon 350D, Canon 100mm prime macro lens, 1/250th sec, f/3.5, 100mm at ISO 500
Canon 350D, Canon 100mm prime macro lens, 1/320th sec, f/5.6, 100mm at ISO 500