Captured in the vegetable section of the volunteer garden at my local botanical garden. I enjoy photographing bees, even though they are difficult subjects. :) If you have a minute, the larger version of this is worth a look for the increased detail. (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 35mm macro, f/7.1, 1/160 sec., ISO 100, partly cloudy)

Featured in RedBubble Explore, 7 Day Popular Art, Design & Photography (June 2012)

Top 10 in “Bees Wasps Hornets on White Black Brown – No Colors” in Bees and Wasps group (July 2012)

Please preview cards, prints, etc. by choosing from the menu bar below the image.

Passionate about photography, especially nature subjects!

contact me

My work is NOT in the Public Domain. My work is protected under U.S. and International Copyright and may not be downloaded, copied, reproduced, edited, altered, published, distributed, or transmitted via any medium without my express written permission IN ADVANCE. Please do NOT pin my work on Pinterest. All images are copyright ©2004-2015, Celeste Mookherjee, all rights reserved.

View Full Profile


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

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL work Celeste

  • Thank you, Larry!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonover 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture and details. Great viewed large.
    Bee’s have always fascinated me.

  • Thanks very much, Joy! They fascinate me as well.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineover 2 years ago

    Love the way one can see through the gossamer of the bee’s wings.

  • Thank you, Bette! It was a good bit of luck that the bee stopped moving in a position that showed off the translucency of its wing.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 2 years ago

    This is really lovely, love the detail of the flower head.

  • Thank you very much, Karen! I appreciate your visit and comment!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Linda  Makiej
    Linda Makiejover 2 years ago

    just marvelous…….

  • Thanks very much, Linda, glad you like it!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Anita Pollak
    Anita Pollakover 2 years ago

    Wonderful lighting and detail on both bee and flower, Celeste! You’ve captured a difficult subject so very well!

  • Thank you, Anita! Bees are indeed difficult, and I’ve been known to throw away 20 or so files and not keep a one. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonover 2 years ago

    Wow! What a wonderful closeup! The larger version is a treat!!

  • Thanks very much, Kristi! The larger version shows all the little hairs so much better. :) I’ve noticed in general that RB renders fine detail best in the larger size.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Felix Haryanto
    Felix Haryantoover 2 years ago

    Very nice details Celeste!

  • Thank you very much, Felix!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • EbyArts
    EbyArtsover 2 years ago

    Amazing details, Celeste. How beautiful can be an onion flower!!!!

  • Thank you, Eby! Onion flowers are very fine and delicate – and they smell mildly of onion.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.