Its a Bees life

I spent one weekend chasing bees in the Kershaw Gardens – Rockhampton, trying out my Vivitar Series 1 Macro lens.  As seen previously it works wonderfully on portraits, and here you can see the quality of the lens on the Bee world.

When photographing bees, I soon realised that it is better to find a nice flower, and wait for them to come to you, and try not to get stung – than chase them from flower to flower.  They always go around the flower in the clockwise movement, and love the newer flowers.

This last photo is of a native bee – not the usual feral honey bees.

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Jylan Wynne - September 22, 2008 - 9:55 am

These are such brilliant macros Geoffrey, I especially like the first one. These should have been included in this list by Smashing Magazine.

Geoff - September 27, 2008 - 5:22 pm

Great link on the macro shots Jylan, the link has some great Macro shots, not sure mine are up to that standard yet, but has given me some ideas.

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