I’d noticed that the Honey Bees just love the pollen on this Creeping Rose Bush and large numbers of them come and harvest it from this plant. When there were no bees, I’d move around the plant looking for the healthiest, most colourful flowers to capture. Then when a few of them would land, I’d hunt around and look for the one’s that were the most accessible and reel off a couple of shots before they moved to another flower to do their job.

This shot was taken with a Canon 450D and a Canon lens set at f/11, 1/200 second, ISO-400 in Manual Mode.


bee, insect, macro, flower, flora, plant, miniature rose, wildlife, honey bee, creeping rose bush

I enjoy the whole creative process from beginning to end and seek to discover and portray the world in all of it’s rich, intense colours and interesting forms, textures and subjects. I draw inspiration from the harmonious colour schemes often present in the natural environment when creating my Graphic Designs, or composing a Photograph or other work.

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  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...over 2 years ago

    What a magnificent capture James! Wonderful delicate color and a busy visitor …. an instant fave. :>)) Leslie

  • Thanks for your very nice comment Leslie! :)) I got a few and lost a few shots as well. They actually run around in circles and shake their body wildly to get the pollen to stick to their back legs, so lots of shots turn out blurry even with a fast shutter speed.

    – reflector

  • shallay
    shallayover 2 years ago

    Lovely, reflector. Wonderful harmonious colour warmth of flower & bee – beautiful

  • Thanks Shallay! I also got one that looks like it’s laying down in a flowery bed – the petal was curled over like a blanket. :)

    – reflector

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    NatureGreeting...over 2 years ago

    So beautiful!!!

  • Thanks for dropping by and making this a favourite! I’m always amazed by nature, too.

    – reflector

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 2 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous James!

  • Thanks a lot! I think it looks like it’s curled up, sleeping.

    – reflector

  • maggie326
    maggie326over 2 years ago

    Awesome capture James so soft and beautiful

  • Thanks for your great feedback Maggie! :)

    – reflector

  • buttonpresser
    buttonpresserover 2 years ago

    Excellent close up


  • Thank you for your positive comment and making it a fave! Naturally, I got a few blurry ones too – they sure shake a lot to get their job done.

    – reflector

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 2 years ago

    fantastic color!

  • Thanks for your nice comment!

    – reflector

  • marens
    marensover 2 years ago

    beautifully captured!!!

  • Thanks a lot! It was a great plant while it thrived.

    – reflector

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 2 years ago

    Fantastic capture !!! ☺♥

  • Thank you! It was a great opportunity. :))x

    – reflector

  • carboneye
    carboneyealmost 2 years ago

    Sounds like the process that you undertook to get this shot is like bee-ing in the bee’s head, in that you go searching for the sweetest shot to take, like a bee flying around looking for the pollen on the Creeping Rose Bush, and just like the bee, you take the pollen back to the hive, or in your case, RB, where the pollen of your photography is transformed into the sweetness of the honey of sharing, it’s a beautiful thing, and shot! :)

  • I’m not sure if I had another shot where once again, the Bee looks like it’s curled up and having a nap on a flower – I was chuffed when I saw the shot on my PC! :) Maybe that’s my relative up there, sleeping – and we both like to harvest things. Pollen or Pictures, depending on who’s on the Roster!

    – reflector

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