Bees in flight are my nemesis so great job catching her so well. The size of the flower compared to the size of the bee is great - shows us how they all just go forth and don’t give up. I could be persuaded to eliminate the other flower somehow…either with a vertical crop or with content aware fill. Hm…
Mark: Really good flight shot with just enough SS to render the body of the bee sharp but yet allow the wing blur. I see Kris POV regarding the spent bloom but think it does add some interesting context. If anything I might have preferred a slightly wider view including more of the base of the main flower. Still a marvelous shot as is. >=))>
Thanks @Kris_Smith , @Bill_Fach , @Vanessa_Hill , and @Shirley_Freeman for sharing your thoughts. I too am on the fence about the other spent blossom, but ultimately decided to retain it to show the thorns on the bottom, and it seemed to add some balance to the otherwise huge yellow blossom. Plus it adds a little bit of environmental context, even though this is a pretty tight shot.
Bees are so hard. I think this is my best one…I was lucky to get this one sharp. Probably because it was slowing down as it approached its next landing spot!
Thanks again for taking a look and commenting.
Mark, You nailed the bee in flight perfectly! I don’t mind the spent flower as it adds balance. Agree with Bill on slightly widening the view. But having tried this numerous times and failed each time, It is hard to think about composition when you are trying to catch the been in action.