Bee on a weed

It was quite warm today, but there was a nice breeze every now and then, so I decided to go outside. Still not feeling great, I figured some macro work might be in order as the 100/2.8 is relatively light and one sits around rather still for a long period of time while shooting macro.

Being spring, the bees were out in force, busily pollenating the weeds I've yet to cut down.

Here's one I managed in a lull in the breeze, handheld but using the on-camera pop-up flash (couldn't be bothered dragging around the off-camera gear today).

View all photos taken: Tuesday, 16th September 2008, This photo: 2:45pm

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  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    Hmmm he looks REALLY fond of that flower - dont you think?
  • said:
    Love the description and sorry to hear that you still aren't well. I won't tell you that it'll take ages to shake ;)
    Love this bee photo - and what a stunning bokeh.
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Looks great Dave!
  • David de Groot said:
    Oh I'm sure she was a very happy bee. ;-)
    I'm hoping to be mostly over it by Thursday - got a shoot booked.
    Thanks Kane. Was getting a bit trigger happy stuck inside sick for the last few days.
  • leadegroot said:
    The kids were each out for about 4 days - hopefully Dad is tougher stuff than them
    (Who am I kidding? He's a man! ;))
  • frednaut said:
    Aw she's beeutiful....
    Get better.
  • David de Groot said:
    Trying... damn children and their propensity to pass on colds, flus, anything remotely communicable....
  • said:
    @ Leadegroot - men are shocking when their sick aren't they!
    @Dave - I hear thee with the kids passing on illness - drives me crazy!
    - How do you do the small logos when replying?
  • David de Groot said:
    That's be a greasemonkey script called "Buddy Icon Reply".
  • said:
    Thanks Dave - I'm going to get it now.