Don't Get Stung
Don't Get Stung

This shot is from last summer after dinner one night at my dad's place. We had just come back from dinner and I decided to shoot closeups of some of the flowers they have in the garden. I soon found myself waist deep in the middle of one planting space, surrounded by bees flitting about, minding their own business. They were so fixated on collecting pollen that they completely ignored me and I was able to get very close. This one was in macro mode from about 6 inches away from the insect. Even though it was still light out, I used the flash mostly to darken the background and pop out the bee and the flower. I was actually hoping to catch one coming in for a landing, but it never worked out. They always seemed to come in from the far side of the flower and crawl their way to the top.

  • Capture Date: 17 August 2007
  • Camera Model: Canon PowerShot G7
  • Focal Length: 16.8mm
    (35mm equiv. is 81mm)
  • Exposure: 1/60 sec
  • Aperture: f3.5
  • ISO: 82

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