Bee on scarlet paintbrush by Celeste Mookherjee

I captured this in the cactus garden at my local botanical garden. The scarlet paintbrush flowers were in glorious full bloom and attracting lots of interest from the bees. (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/6.3, 1/160 sec., ISO 100, morning sun, handheld)

RedBubble Explore – Featured Photography (July 2013)

Selected for “Imagined Realities” Art Exhibition at PS Zask Gallery in Rancho Palos Verdes, California (May 11 to June 26, 2013); framed print sold.

Top 10 (2nd Place) in “Don’t Get Stung” challenge in Challenge Accepted group (September 2014)

Top 10 in “Your Best Insect Image” challenge in Closeups in Nature group (June 2014)

Top 10 in “Bugs Life” challenge in Local Critters group (February 2014)

Top 10 in “Insect on petal” challenge in Absolute Clarity group (December 2013)

Winner of “Your Favorite Image” challenge in Tiny Creatures in Macro group (September 2013)

Top 10 (2nd Place) in “Prima Challenge #006” in Prima Challenges!! group (August 2013)

Winner of “Bees or Wasps on a Red White or Blue Flower” challenge in Bees & Wasps group (July 2013)

Top 10 (2nd Place) in “Bicolor Bugs” challenge in Bicolor Beauties group (July 2013)

Top 10 in “Red and/or Orange Flowers” challenge in Bugs and Animals on Flowers in Macro group (March 2013)

Winner of “Red White and Blue Challenge” in Bugs and Animals on Flowers in Macro group (September 2012)

Featured in Tiny Creatures in Macro (6 February 2013)

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  • John Holding
    John Holdingover 3 years ago

  • Thank you for the welcome!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 3 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL work,

  • Thank you!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Michaela1991
    Michaela1991over 3 years ago

    This is fantastic!!!! Great detail and clarity! Beautiful!!!

  • Thanks very much, Michaela!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...over 3 years ago

    Celeste, not only is this tack sharp but the color and lighting are simply perfect. If I was so inclined I feel as though I could reach out and touch this little buzzy golden fellow but I’m not so inclined so I won’t give that a go… but it’s that realistic!

  • Thanks, Katherine! Bees can be so difficult (I think), and it’s always a thrill to get a nice sharp capture.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyover 3 years ago

    stunning shot ! excellent

  • Thanks very much, Elaine!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Thank you!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • MotherNature
    MotherNatureover 2 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS, Celeste! This absolutely gorgeous picture won First Place in the Red, White, and Blue Challenge in the Bugs and Animals on Flowers in Macro group FAVE!

  • Thank you very much! What a grand banner that is!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL capture Celeste

  • Thank you, Larry!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaover 2 years ago

    Wow, that be is so sharp and such beautiful colours. Lovely work.

  • Thank you very much, Ralph! I consider this one of my better bee captures and am glad you like it!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonabout 2 years ago

    February 6,2013

  • Thank you very much for the feature!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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