Bee-Line to My Flowers by Xandru

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Photographing these tiny creatures isn’t my style. However, while in my back garden with the camera, I saw this little fellow buzzing over the lavender bush. I extended the zoom to its longest focal length, closed in and shot him a few times. Except for a bit of cropping, this photo is being presented ‘as-is’. Photo was taken in Marsaxlokk, Malta.

Nikon D60
Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 VR
Aperture f/6.3
Exposure 1/1000
Focal Length 85mm
ISO 200


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  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökover 5 years ago

    Excellent image, my friend!

  • Thanks a lot Bela, much appreciated.

    – Xandru

  • Jadon
    Jadonover 5 years ago

    Superb shot mate.

  • Thanks for dropping by Jason, your comment is appreciated.

    – Xandru

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarover 5 years ago

    Awesome…I love bees!!!!!!!!! xoxoxox

  • Yes, they are wonderful little creatures. Thanks for your comments, Sally.

    – Xandru

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 5 years ago

    Wonderful catch, sharp and detailed, love it …

  • Hi Tom, I might have been a bit lucky with this one. Many thanks for your positive comments.

    – Xandru

  • Holly Kempe
    Holly Kempeover 5 years ago

    A wonderful capture of a bee in flight Alex! Spring must be in the air :)

  • Yes Spring is just round the corner here. Thanks for your visit and comments, Holly.

    – Xandru

  • jesika
    jesikaover 5 years ago

    Great capture, wonderful shot

  • Many thanks Jesika, much appreciated.

    – Xandru

  • Rosalie M
    Rosalie Mover 5 years ago

    wow xandru – it stood still for you huh? love it

  • LOL … wish it was still, but it wasn’t too fast either :)
    Grazzi hafna, Rosalie.

    – Xandru

  • Tomas Abreu
    Tomas Abreuover 5 years ago

    Amazing capture, I am jealous :)

  • Thanks a lot Tomas, much appreciated.

    – Xandru

  • AngieBel
    AngieBelover 5 years ago

    Fantastic shot…amazing work :)

  • Thank you very much, Angie.

    – Xandru

  • Kathy Nairn
    Kathy Nairnover 5 years ago

    Simply beautiful Xandru. The clarity of the bee is spot on. Using a zoom is the only way I will get ‘close’ to these little bugs that pack a big punch. ;) (I’m a wimp). LOL

  • Hi Kathy, love to see you around my neighborhood. Yes, a zoom is the only way to close in on these tiny fellas, but it still feels like taking pot shots :) Many thanks for the kind comments.

    – Xandru

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