It has been several days since a buggy post! Most unlike me. But never fear, the carder bees are here! They have been very happy this weekend, enjoying the lovely warm weather among the late summer flowers in my garden.
I have forgotten the name of this purple flower but no matter; it shall henceforth be known as carder bee heaven.
It was rather special, sitting in the border surrounded by gorgeous late summer colour and hordes of very happy bees.
These small bumble bees are very cute. Or is that just me?
This last shot isn’t quite as sharp as I would normally like but I just couldn’t help include it: geronimo!
If you want to know my technique for shooting flying bugs, see my earlier post, In-flight entertainment where I reveal all my secrets!
Thanks for sharing this, I will be growing this next year for my bees.
They are indeed beautiful and you are so very good at capturing them 🙂
The last shot is my favorite! But they’re all lovely.
Over here it’s dragonfly season. I’ve had a few sessions lately trying to bag some decent shots of my favourite insects without a macro — honestly, I could enlist in the SAS with some of the stalking skills I’ve picked up. Some successes, but more “landscape with dragonfly in corner” style. Still can’t get quite close enough, but it’s fun to try. I’ll be re-reading your tips by year’s end, I think — if I get my tax return in a few weeks, I know what I’ll be buying first…
Wonderful series of shots Rachael, love that last one 🙂
Great shots of carder bees, you show them to perfection! Do you get different sized ones? I get tiny ones, larger ones and then some with lots of beautiful thick marmalade coloured hair round their shoulders.
Lovely as always. Very serene. I love the lighting in these photos and the yellow in the background.
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