Sunday, May 9, 2010

Portraits of a Bumble Bee


These probably would have been easier to capture if I had a macro lens but all I had was my 50mm. Bees don't like to pose in mid air.
After seeing Sistertex's Face of the Week I've decided that the little face in the bottom photo will be my enty. If you have a face photo or want to see other's check out Sistertex's Face of the Week meme.

39 comments:

Dindin MK said...

Nice capture!
:D

Thom said...

Cool. I couldn't get them no matter what lens I tried. Mid air? Wow. I like this. :)

Evelyn said...

I like them!

Sistertex said...

Wow - that is amazing. Not easy to capture something like these!

Luis Gomez said...

Excellent!

Naturedigital said...

Great photographs James.
Costas

Olivier said...

superbe vol du bourdon

Sunny said...

Bee-U-tiful! Great captures for sure!
Sunny :)

Tulsa Gentleman said...

Awesome shots, especially with a 50mm. It would have been tough to get that close with a macro lens. Good work my friend.

Bibi said...

GREAT capture! Look ma, no wings!

Loree said...

The photos are still amazing. Awesome shots.

Woody said...

A macro isn't necessarily going to make it easier, just different. I think you've done quite a fine job and the black background in the top one it pretty cool.

Cezar and Léia said...

wow James, these pictures are wonderful, magnificent macro!
The first one is my favourite, I can hear the lovely critter singing around!
Well done
Léia :)

Stickup Artist said...

Great job. Love the dramatic solid color backgrounds. They really highlight the bee. Great capture!

Rebecca said...

Holy cow...love that first shot. When I saw it my first thought was..."How the heck did he do that."

Lois said...

Fantastic shots James!

Sistertex said...

Hi again!
Thanks, James! Fits right in this week for sure! Again great photos and thanks so much for participating in 'Face of the Week' this week!! Hugs.

Sistertex said...

I'm back yet again! Thanks James for mentioning the link issue. It is going to the right page now and all you would need to do is scroll down to the bottom. So sorry for the misdirection. I *do* very much appreciate you looking!!! Have a great week.

Clytie said...

Amazingly bee-utiful! I love these shots.

K(Banterings of a Basketcase) said...

I love both of them- but the first is my "favoritist". You must have patience!

Coffeedoff said...

Wonderful closeup photos! Love the tiny face (as long as it isn't flying straight at me)

Rob said...

wow, awesome captures!

ρομπερτ said...

A masterpiece of a potrait. Chapeau !

Ebie said...

A shot in the dark! Great lighting!

Anna said...

James these are not that easy to take, especially flying, and you did it. Well done. Anna :)

Louis la Vache said...

Very well done - both shots!

®osadimaggio63 said...

Bellissimo scatto !
Un piccolo volo che rappresenta il grande volo che tutti noi umani vorremmo fare !

Michael said...

Nice pictures. Well done getting in-flight shots. I have enough trouble getting these guys when they are landed. We need more bees!!!

Jientje said...

You did a great job with these James!

JM said...

These are outstanding, James! Great work!

Cheryl said...

Wow, truly amazing!

Catherine said...

that certainly is a face rarely seen - great portrait!! The Secret Life of Bees writ large..

ruma2008 said...

The living entity shines in darkness.
I feel life.

byron said...

Incredible, James... You should contact the BBC or NatGeo if you have this much talent....

jabblog said...

Marvellous capture! Difficult to catch a flying bee since they move quite fast :-)

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Incredible captures, James. That must have been some fast shutter speed.

Beth Niquette said...

James I have NO idea how you were able to take these--I'm just flabbergasted. These photos just fill my eyes--which is the greatest compliment I can give.

Doreen said...

fantastic catch!!

ER said...

excellent shots, James!!!!! :)