Busy Bee

A warm spring day offered this photo opportunity as this flowering bush came alive with bees.

Using a 2.8 50-135mm zoom lens allowed for a fast shutter of 1/1600 sec to stop the action with out having to push up the ISO, helping keep the digital noise minimized.  The combination of the zoom lens set on continual focus allowed me to get better focus while I chased the bees around.

Exposure f4 1/1600 sec ISO 800.

70 out of the top 100 food crops are pollinated by bees, making up approx. 90% of the worlds nutrition.  Unfortunately bees are dying at an alarming rate due to bee colony collapse BCC attributed to pesticides and loss of habitat.

In some studies biologists have found over 150 different chemical residues in bee pollen.  Do what you can to make yourself bee aware they are important part of our existence.