Honey bee, Stuttgart, Germany by Déa Starlling

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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.

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