Bee on purple flower

I enjoy taking photographs of bees. They’re attractive, they visit colourful flowers and the challenge of capturing a moving target adds to the fun. I took this photo with my 105mm lens using a flash and a diffuser. It’s a nice combination when taking fast moving insects as the flash freezes the movement of the insect and the diffuser softens the light nicely. Out of camera the background was rather flat, adjustments to the contrast, exposure and shadows brought out some detail.

13 thoughts on “BUMBLEBEE

  1. Bumblebees are regular visitors to the lavender bushes in my garden – I MUST try to photograph them too.

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  2. Nice! Love the fat pollen sacs. 🙂

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  3. The diffuser was the perfect choice for this, and I thank you for the reminder–and the prod. I have one, but I haven’t used it in some time; in fact, I haven’t even thought of using it for even longer. Must rectify this deficiency! Do you use it on an external flash? It could be very useful (and not too difficult) to design one for on-camera-flash use. Hmmm–a new project!

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  4. Beautifully done Belinda. I love photographing bees also 🙂


  5. I always love how fuzzy they look in the photos. 🙂

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  6. Gorgeous shot, Belinda.


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