This last week or two, I have been struck by the number of bees in my garden, seems that they are more plentiful this year, and I think to myself that maybe I have the right kinds of plants. We know that in recent years bees have become less healthy, and numbers have declined, so my observation can’t be right….can it?
A friend and I were wandering around Saville Gardens yesterday (more photos to come in a later post), and commenting on the bees. On our return to her place, the bees were having a field day around her lavender..and she commented that there definitely seemed to be more around this summer. In addition, I am now in possession of some lavender cuttings to plant ion my own garden..more for the bees.
So here are a few bee images I took yesterday…the bee in flight is sadly not sharp, but it seems it’s my reactions, you never know when they are going to up and fly!! The camera was set on fast shutter speed and I had it on motor drive….next time, I’ll up the ISO to enable me to have a smaller aperture in addition to a fast shutter speed, in order to to increase the depth of field which should then enable me to get a better shot even if I can’t track the flight perfectly!