Photo taken in my garden at home in the first reaches of spring.This bee was still very slow moving, so early in the year. I managed a nice trio of close-ups as it inspected the blooms of the early spring bulbs.
Camera Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Hoya +4 and +1 diopters
f/4, 1/125s, ISO 100
featured in Plight of the Bumble Bee April 3 2009