Photographing Bees

On Wednesday 10th June, I was sat in my garden and noticed the sheer number of bees being attracted to one particular plant. This plant was poached egg (Limnanthes douglasii) and in my garden there is a 3m x 1m bed of it growing. This plant with white flowers with a yellow centre, grow for a period between May and September, and have a sweet heady smell.

Bees and hoverflies in particular love this plant, and on this day, i thought i had a great opportunity to try and get some good photos of bees visiting the plant.

Out of the insects that visited the plant, the most common were buff-tailed bumblebees and honey bees, which i predominately photographed. Here’s some of my photos I took with an old Olympus digital camera I had handy:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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