Monday, 20 May 2013

Feeding bumblebee

This White-tailed Bumblebee was spotted by my youngest son on our lawn; it was lethargic and reluctant to take to the air. My guess was that it was low on fuel – there are still relatively few plants in flower in the garden – so I picked it up and placed it on some bluebells. It seemed to work; the bee drank for some 15 minutes before flying off. And, as can be seen from the images, it paid for the opportunity to fill up by getting absolutely covered in pollen grains.

Canon 1Ds Mk II, Canon 100m prime macro lens, 1/250th sec, f/5.6, ISO 400

Canon 1Ds Mk II, Canon 100m prime macro lens, 1/250th sec, f/5.6, ISO 400

3 comments:

  1. These are great Tim, I can never get a good shot of bumbles.

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  2. Amazing macro captures Tim.
    John.

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