Last month the yard was filled with cactus blooms and therefore also with bees. Watching them dive to the bottom of the blossoms for the nectar and roll around in the pollen was fascinating. I learned a lot about bee behavior and had fun trying to take their pictures. They can get very impatient waiting for a bud to open, and they don’t do a lot of posing, I can tell you that much.
Although at times the number of bees were a little overwhelming, they never really bothered with me at all. I figure they were too busy with their own work to worry about the paparazzi.
All photos were taken in natural light with a Canon 50D with Canon 55-250 IS lens from about 4 to 6 feet from subjects.
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