Make way - bee coming through!

by davidwozhere

A local farmer has set aside wide borders round his fields for several years and sowed a variety of wild and cultivated "weeds" that are known to attract bees. This year there is a mixture of borage and phacelia that have restored the bee populations to pre-crash levels. The noise of insect wings produces the hum that us older people remember well and that youngsters have probably never heard.
Uploaded09/07/2024 - 00:00
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter Speed1/1000
Focal Length300mm

Posted 09/07/2024 - 00:32 Link
Suspended and splendid
Posted 09/07/2024 - 12:22 Link
Well captured, lovely Bokeh makes the bee stand out and great colours..Liked..Tommy T.
Posted 09/07/2024 - 17:26 Link
Beautiful colours and spot on focussing. The 55-300 is a very underrated lens.

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Posted 10/07/2024 - 07:31 Link
I love the purple hue, even the pollen sacks are purple.

Perfect capture - well done.
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Posted 11/07/2024 - 14:06 Link
stevistds wrote:
I love the purple hue, even the pollen sacks are purple.

Perfect capture - well done.

I noted the unusual pollen sacks’ colour too. Kudos to that farmer for a great result.
Posted 11/07/2024 - 23:03 Link
Thank you all for those kind comments. I'm pleased that you liked it. There were bumblebees here too but they restricted themselves to the borage flowers, which produce pale yellow pollen sacks. It's an interesting natural division of the spoils that automatically rules out competition for resources. Once I have processed the rest of the images I will put a collection of them on the forum pages.
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