I was a member of the bee paparazzi today.
I think it was also the first time that I’ve legitimately tried to photograph a flying bee, and I see that I have room to improve. Those little buggers just move so fast! I kept telling myself to just sit down and catch whoever flies by, but I couldn’t do it.
So to anyone who may have seen me at the park today, I apologize. I probably looked like a crazy person, flitting around from flower to flower following the bee activity.
The little pollen sacks on their legs are so big, and so orange! Craziness.
So, what did I learn today? Next time I try this, I’ll being my tripod along. I think that would help with the movement factor, even just a little. And I might also take my own advice and actually try to sit still for 20 seconds, to have a plan, instead of just haphazardly photographing anything and everything that enters my frame.
This is what I was originally photographing when I got distracted by the bees in the first place…
Have you ever found yourself recklessly chasing something down in the name of art?