Flight Path Bee

When kayaking among the many American Lotus flowers, it is common to find all kinds of nectar-seeking insects enjoying the fruits that lie inside the Lotus blooms. One morning, things fell into place when two Bumble Bees were in flight, about to reach a Lotus flower where a third Bee was already busy collecting nectar:

Bumble Bees and an American Lotus flower

This sight reminded me of driving near the end of an airport runway, seeing the planes lined up, ready to land :o)

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 1D Mark 3 body
  • Canon EF 100mm-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens, with Canon 1.4x TC, shot at 540mm
  • Handheld from a kayak, with IS “On”
  • ISO 200
  • Aperture f/8
  • Shutter 1/500 sec.



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