On Friday afternoon I spent a couple of happy hours rediscovering my macro ‘eye’ by photographing bees on cherry blossom. The light was bright and unpromising but I found a spot in the shade of a cherry tree where I could capture something of the softness and delicacy of the blossom. I am not sure who was happier, me or the bustling bees.
Absolutely lovely, Rachael! Love the soft and delicate colors.
Thank you, Gracie. It was lovely hanging out with the bees under the blossom for a while.
Love the softness and sharpness all merged together.
Thanks! That’s what I was hoping for so that’s a lovely thing to read.
Perfect Rachael.. absolutely perfect.. I don’t know how you manage to get such softness?
Thank you, Helen. f/4 and 100mm macro plus light diffused by all the blossom over my head!
It’s just so very beautiful… I have just bought a 105mm macro lens ( getting it tomorrow ) then I’m off to Cornwall for a few days from Weds.. to use it at the Eden project 😉 No matter whether it rains or shines !
Oh, how lovely!
Oh yes.. a little treat for myself 🙂
Such a delicate pink; the background is quite an amazing blend of fuzzy and sharp.
It seems like that because much of the really OOF area is in fact foreground. I do like using a wide aperture and throwing both the foreground and the background OOF, so we feel as though we are seeing the focal point though the under- or, here, over-growth.
A beautiful photo
Really nice photo:-)
Beautiful photograph Rachael!
Thank you very much!
Bees? CHERRY BLOSSOM?! Guess I just need to bide my time…
It can’t be long now for you, surely?
Sweet. Can’t wait for the proper insect and flower season to start again for some macro work 🙂
We are lucky that it starts quite early here. I saw my first bumble bee queen in early february.
Stunning! That soft cherry blossom pink is so pretty.
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