We had breakfast on the roof yesterday morning. Crêpes. The succulent was blooming and I went to check it out. A bumblebee and a honey bee were working each and every little flower in there. I went to eat breakfast thinking they would be gone by the time I was done but they were still there, both of them. On top of that, the sunlight was bright. I went to get my camera and put the macro lens on it. Perfect natural conditions and the perfect subjects. They didn’t even seem to notice my presence, just kept on doing their thing while I clicked away.
The bumblebee was harder to capture. It’s darker so the camera gets slower. And it moved fast.
The honey bee got a proper portrait session though! The succulent has tons of flower bunches close together so she never had far to fly. It almost looked like she was hopping from one bunch to the next.
We did get a visit from a bee at the table and the girls were going nuts. I tried to show them that it wouldn’t hurt them but there was no convincing them it wasn’t a wasp. I want plant more bee friendly flowers next year. I imagine they’ll also attract butterflies. Maybe even dragonflies? I see them buzzing around but they’re always too fast for a picture. The girls will have to get over their fear…