Category Archives: Flowers

Another macro bee

bee closeup

Bee on purple aster

Another bee portrait using a macro lens. I have to say it is harder to get a good shot but I like the detail and the colors so I’ll say it is worth the effort. I have always enjoyed nature. Birds, Bees, folowers, trees, weeds, rocks, rivers, lakes . . . you get the picture. 🙂

 

Honey bees on aster

white aster

Honey bee on aster

honey bee and aster

Honey bee on aster

I let the wild frost aster grow in my yard because the bees like it. It is a native plant and considered a weed but I have always thought that it is pretty and it grows without any help from me and is a valuable plant for bees and butterflies.

Usually, I use a zoom lens for bee photography because that way I don’t have to get too close. I actually took these with a macro lens which was a challenge because I had to get closer and they never stopped moving.