Bee wings, be still!


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

At last, I was able to get a photo of the wings of a honey bee.  I've been taking a lot of photos of the honey bees that visit the cactus flowers in my neighbor's garden.  Several came out well, except that the wings were just a blur.  Solution: take a photo of a bee after it lands on a flower.  Wings are still, so no blur.

3 comments:

Becky and Gary said...

I find it hard to photo bees sometimes. They look good untill you upload them, and then they sometimes turn out blurry. You have captured this one perfectally.
B.

Barbara Martin said...

I've always liked honey bees or bumble bees as they're not as aggressive as wasps. Many sunny days in childhood I spent sitting on the front porch watching bumble bees go from flower to flower in search of pollen. Nice capture.

BNS said...

@ Becky - Thank you. You should see all of the blurry bee photos I HAVEN'T posted, heh.

@ Barbara - I did that when I was a kid, too. In fact, I still like to watch bees working the garden.

Bobbie