Snapshot Voyager is about my own personal photography journey. I am always looking to try something new, inquisitive as to how it works, and to the end results I might achieve.

Friday, 24 June 2011

Chasing Bees

Like every photographer who enjoys shooting macro, I am forever chasing bees from flower to flower to get a great shot.  Mostly they don’t work out – you only get the bee’s butt, or it is out of focus from the narrow depth of field; and of course the bee always takes off just as you are ready for that winning shot.  And then there’s wind; the bane of every outdoor macro photographer.  Frustrating.  Never work with bees and kids.

Chase enough bees and get enough practice, and eventually you’ll get something right.  Here’s one shot with my Nikon D700 and Tamron 180mm f3.5 Macro.


  1. James, that is an AWESOME photo!!!!

  2. I have taken many, many bee photos, but none of them turned out the way I like. This is a nice one.