What are you looking at? by Celeste Mookherjee

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This little guy looked like just another bee who would be here and gone in a flash, but he explored the daisy, mostly with his back to me. And then he slowly turned, and I could see one incredible green eye and then both as he seemed to be staring down my lens. Photographers live for moments like this! (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 70-300mm zoom at 300mm, f/5.6, 1/1250 sec., ISO 100, early afternoon filtered sun, handheld) NOTE: I would welcome an ID on the creature, which I thought was a bee until this image was rejected by a group for bee photos. Location: Long Beach, California, USA

Top 10 in “Bugs/Animals on White Flowers” challenge in Bugs and Animals on Flowers/Foliage in Macro group (December 2013)

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 2 years ago

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsover 2 years ago

    Fabulous capture!

  • Thank you very much!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseover 2 years ago

    Awesome macro Celeste!!! Great work!

  • Thank you, Sharona! This is an old favorite, uploaded here because a of a challenge it’s suitable for.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Teresa Pople
    Teresa Popleover 2 years ago

    Oh wow . . .a bee posing :-) Incredible capture Celeste . .

  • Thanks, Teresa! I couldn’t believe my good fortune when he turned around and looked into the camera!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • OpalFire
    OpalFireover 2 years ago

    Stunning capture, Celeste. Gorgeous detail, love the composition, and the colour and light are amazing!

  • Thanks very much, Maggie! This one was quite a thrill for me.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 2 years ago

    Wow! Spectacular macro! Great POV!!!!

  • Thank you, Angie! These daisies were pretty tall, and I was sitting on a nearby picnic bench that gave me a sort of bug’s-eye view.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • EbyArts
    EbyArtsover 2 years ago

    He looks to be very interested in your lens. It is like maybe he is looking at his reflection.
    A moment to remember, Celeste. It was a connection, I can feel it.

  • Wow, Eby, it never occurred to me that he might have seen his reflection in my lens, but that makes so much sense now that you say it. I have long felt the connection with the bee in this image. How cool that you can feel it too!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyover 2 years ago

    wow fabulous ! we do live for this ,, I dont have many lol

  • Thanks, Elaine. I have very few good bee images, and this is the only one with eye contact!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • venny
    vennyover 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture!

  • WildestArt
    WildestArt7 months ago

  • Thanks very much!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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