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taking photos of bees

Updated on September 28, 2012

Bee gone

Busy as a bee

Have you heard the saying busy as a bee? Have you tried to take a photo of a bee? I mean a close up shot of a bee, not one from 20 feet away. I spent most of this morning trying to take a photo of a bee and I think the bee won.

Ever since I can remember I’ve been scared of bee’s, as soon as I would here that buzzing noise I would run a mile in the opposite direction so you can imagine me taking a photo, almost impossible.

Out of focus

I’ve been on RedGage now for 16 month as I write, this being my second summer. Having a better camera than my mobile phone camera which I had last year. I knew it wouldn’t be long before the day would come I would have to try and take a photo, a photo of a bee. Have you ever sat and watched a bee or bees going about their daily business of going from one flower to the next. They don’t hang around too long before they are off on to the next flower, so busy. Just try and take a photo of one, no sooner have to the camera turned on if it was off in the first place and pointed it in the direction of the bee, line the shot up, the bees gone, not to be seen. I got so many missed shot’s of bee’s not being there, shot not in focus or just a part of a bee as it flown out of shot.

At this minute I’m expecting a letter from the bee’s solicitors for stalking bee’s it was either me or the bee and I knew in my heart the bee would win hands down. You go and get your camera and give it a try and all the best to you. I sat waiting, trying to be calm, camera at the ready. I wasn’t moving until I got the shot I was wanting. It was a stake out. Almost two hours later, over 250 shot’s my batters were dead. I decide to call it a day. The day the bee won, well that was until I got home and looked through all the missed shot. Just a handful of photos that I was happy with, with one or 2 that I felt ok to post online, enjoy, buzzzzzzzzzz

Got a shot I'm happy with


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    • Arren123 profile image

      Arren123 5 years ago from UK

      Thank you Rhonda :)

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      Rhonda Humphreys 5 years ago from Michigan

      I know exactly what you mean. Yes I have tried and I laughed as I read your hub because I was right there with you. I finally did get a shot but it was not nearly as good as yours. Great hub!

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      Dexter Yarbrough 6 years ago from United States

      I really enjoyed checking this out! Nice photos!

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      4youreyes 6 years ago


      What a fun hub to read,I really enjoyed it . I've never tried to photograph a bee but now you have peeked my interest and I'll have to give it a try. Great picture!

      Have A Good Day !