Pollen Sac Photo Challenge


pollen sacs - Copy

It took me 87 shots to capture one honey bee with swollen pollen sacs (the yellow bulges on the legs).

pollen sacs2 - Copy

While I have hundreds of photos of honey bees at work, including landing at the hive with full pollen sacs, I didn’t have any while the bees were the pr0cess of collecting pollen…until yesterday.

While you might think the full sacs are like flying around with cement shoes, the bee manages to dart around, making close-up, focused photos difficult. Rather than follow their flight with my camera,  I picked one spot and waited. Try it.

2 thoughts on “Pollen Sac Photo Challenge

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s