The apple blossoms will be gone soon, so I grab my camera and take my breaks out under the apple tree with Tulla and the bees.
I really want to get a bee in flight that is sharply focused, but I have no idea how people manage it. It's incredibly difficult to press the shutter just as they take off and keep them in focus. I haven't been successful yet, but will keep trying.
...and they never seem fly toward me, so I get a lot of bee backside shots :-)
This beautiful lady bug made me smile when she raced across the branch right where I was shooting. I never would have seen her if I hadn't already been focusing on the bee.
I love how the pollen sticks to the hairs on their body, and they stop periodically to groom and move it to the pollen baskets on their legs where it is stored until they return to the hive.