This bumble bee eluded me several times this morning but I finally caught him coming in for pollen on a rose in my front yard in Fort Frances, Ontario.

Minolta 7D with Tamron 90 mm f2.8 macro tripod mounted,
1/300s f/5.6 at 90.0mm iso200.


bumble bee, flight, insect, macro, morgenstern, pollen, rose, stop action


  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaalmost 5 years ago

    Oh man… the wings sweeping the air are so pretty!

  • Thanks for this marvelous comment Maureen. .. . I got lucky here . . . :D

    – Bill Morgenstern

  • Heather  Waller-Rivet  IPA
    Heather Walle...almost 5 years ago

    dang that is huge well done

  • Thanks so much Heather. . . I am pleased with this shot. . . :D

    – Bill Morgenstern

  • ritaagostinelli
    ritaagostinellialmost 5 years ago

    OMG!!! Sooo cool Bill!!! You caught this beautiful bee magnificently!!! Wow!! Love all the colors – the bit of orange on his back especially – all sooo vibrant!! I feel that I can almost touch the fuzzy hair on this guy’s back…the wing action you caught is truly fantastic!!! Nice work friend!! Very nice!!! :)) I can picture you now sneaking up behind him at this very moment!! :)) ♥♥

  • Well now. . . you just tickle and please me with such enthusiastic comments and Cheers. They are Sooooo appreciated. Actually I did not sneak up on this guy I just had to be patient and lucky as he came into this flower with my camera on the tripod. When I pressed the shutter I wondered if he would be sharp or another “busy bee blur”. . . I got lucky this time. . . :D

    – Bill Morgenstern

  • Macky
    Mackyalmost 5 years ago

    Superb job Bill!!

  • Thanks for this fine compliment Macky !!!

    – Bill Morgenstern

  • jesika
    jesikaalmost 5 years ago

    Great fun, frustrating, exhausting and then, voila, you’ve got it! Wonderful capture.

  • Thanks Jesika. . you hit it perfectly. . . great satisfaction when you finally “nail it” . . . ;D

    – Bill Morgenstern

  • StarKlet
    StarKletalmost 5 years ago

    Very good !

  • Thanks for your visit and comment. . . :D

    – Bill Morgenstern

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsalmost 5 years ago

    Perfect capture, excellent detail, very well done!!

  • I really appreciate your wonderful comment Marvin . . . :D

    – Bill Morgenstern

  • Stan Wojtaszek
    Stan Wojtaszekalmost 5 years ago

    Patience (and stubborness) pays off in the end, Bill.
    Even caught the landing gear not fully extended.
    Well done !! :)

  • Hey Stan, thanks for the comment. . . you’re right don’t give up. . . just keep shooting . . . :D

    – Bill Morgenstern

  • Macky
    Mackyalmost 5 years ago

    If you’re interested, you should do well in this Challenge Bill.

  • Thanks for the heads up Macky. I joined the group and will see what happens. . . .:D

    – Bill Morgenstern

  • Kay  G Larsen
    Kay G Larsenalmost 5 years ago

    This is a great capture Bill…everything on the bee is clear where it needs to be and – WOW – those wings in motion…cool!

  • Thanks for this fine comment Kay . . . :D

    – Bill Morgenstern

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