Honey bee close-up

Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)
Location: Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii

I returned to my neighbor's garden to take more photos of the honey bees harvesting pollen from some cactus flowers.  I cropped this image from a larger photo.  It shows quite a bit of detail on the bee, including a dusting of pollen grains on its body, but despite the fast shutter speed, I didn't capture the rapidly beating wings!


Becky said...

I have great trouble photographing bees. You have done a fine job Bobbie.

BNS said...

Ha, ha Becky - you and me both! Those wily bees are a bugger to photograph (pun intended...) All we can do is keep trying -- and be thankful we no longer have to waste rolls and rolls of film in the process. ;-}