Photographing bees is not an easy task. They are always on the move, flying from flower to flower. When they stop, their faces are usually buried inside a flower to collect nectar. Despite this challenge, photographing bees can be pleasurable and even fun, especially when we start to observe their behaviour. As some species like to visit a wider variety of flowers, it means there is a greater variety of colour possibilities to include in any photos.
Personally, I like to photograph the interaction of the bee with the flower. Most of the time they are very active, but sometimes when the flower is particularly rich in the nectar they will stay for several incredible minutes, allowing me time to shoot.
And that is exactly what had happened in this photo. This stunning honey bee allowed me to stay there for a few long seconds photographing it while it worked. Sometimes I feel that respecting nature brings me rewards while I'm photographing. After taking this shot I even got myself the special moment to just enjoy this little worker with my own eyes.
Did you know that now we offer a VIP membership? You can even select the currency you wish to pay with and even get priority on the images you send us. Take a look below to see what you can enjoy.
Benefits of VIP membership:
• Download 12 new issues of the magazine every year
• Download ALL back issues
• Upload and share up to 48 images per year via our monthly Photo Challenge
• Upload and share up to 24 images per year via our picture submission form
• Submission Priority – your submission goes to the front of the queue
• Fast Support – we aim to reply within 24 hours
Clare Disano • Editor