Blossom and Bees

This spring has been hard on nature. The weather has warmed up and flowers have been popping, the next thing you know the temperature drops and we have had sleet and hail. Comparing pictures that I took last year, the landscape this year is still very wintry. In saying that I have managed to get some spring shots with blossom in full bloom and bees feeding on the blossom.

I have always found that bees feeding make the best pictures as they stay quite still, yet there is some running around after them. It was also a challenge using a macro lens instead of extension tubes. I started using autofocus but flipped to manual quite quickly as I wasn’t getting the shots, the lens would jump to a different focus spot and I would lose the bee. I did switch to limit the auto focus to only be the macro close up range, although even a few millimeters is enough. Manual focus was fine and I think I got some interesting shots.

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