Twin Bumble Bees at Work by David Friederich

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There is a lot of unpleasant news these days about the plight of bees, as their numbers and health decline around the world, probably due to the effects of pesticides. Bees are essential for plant pollination, so without them it is not far fetched to imagine catastrophic issues for the planet. On Pender Island, BC, Canada, there seems to be a very healthy population of Bumble Bees this spring. These two are busy collecting nectar from the flowers of native salal flowers. I shot this image handheld using a Nikon D700 with a Nikkor f4 200 mm micro lens (ISO 1250, +0.33 EV, f10, 1/1250).


bumble bee, salal, pender island, macro, insect, bees

If I could live my life to live over, I would be a biologist because nature provides me with such joy and passion. I am able to capture and share my experiences in nature with good camera gear, and through the medium of RedBubble. I hope you enjoy my work capturing scenes from nature.

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  • Sheri Bawtinheimer
    Sheri Bawtinhe...about 3 years ago

    Thank you for submitting this to Beautiful BC

  • Dave & Trena Puckett
    Dave & Trena P...about 3 years ago

    Absolutely amazing David! Wonderful details!

  • You are always so kind and positive, Dave & Trena. I so appreciate that. Thank you.

    – David Friederich

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 3 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL work,

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...about 3 years ago

    very nice shot David

  • Thank you, Dave.

    – David Friederich

  • Nira Dabush
    Nira Dabushabout 3 years ago

    marvelous capture dear David

  • As always, Nira, I very much appreciate your comments on my work, because you are such a wonderful artist. Thank you, dear Nira.

    – David Friederich

  • jesika
    jesikaabout 3 years ago

    I have a bank of blue flowers which is always a bee magnet & then the dead nettle blooms and they move across to the inacessible side of my tiny pond. The cutest are the crazy Wool Carder bees, really daft little things.
    A lovely shot, David, and a timely reminder that if it moves, spray it, is a REALLY BAD IDEA.

  • Your garden sounds wonderful, Jesika. I would love to see the Wool Carder bees doing their daft little things. Glad you like this shot. I am not very optimistic about our future, I mean the futures of our children and their children.

    – David Friederich

  • Beve Brown-Clark
    Beve Brown-Clarkabout 3 years ago

    Fabulous capture…crisp brillaint colors, wonderful action!! :^)

  • Thank you, Beve. As you know, your comments are very meaningful to me.

    – David Friederich

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture and colour

  • Thank you, Barry.

    – David Friederich

  • j Kirk Photography                      Kirk Friederich
    j Kirk Photogr...about 3 years ago

    Very cool!

  • Hey, thanks Kirk.

    – David Friederich

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