Hiding in the meadow grass

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Last Sunday I took my children out for the afternoon to a nearby petting farm. It was a gloriously sunny day and I came across a patch of land that seemed to have been sown with meadow grass.

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I don’t often attempt this kind of photography. I was stunned ot see the detail of the bee’s wings.

The mix of flowers was beautiful and the colours truly stunning. Some of the flowers were attracting huge numbers of bees.

This gave me the opportunity to do something I’ve been wanting to do for ages; get a close-up image of a bee while collecting pollen. This was the best of the images I took. It’s not quite what I was hoping for, so I’ll keep trying, but It’s a start and the what mesmerises me is the detail of the bee’s wings.

I took the picture in close-up mode, something I am experimenting with more frequently. Shutter speed was 1/500 sec, aperture f5.6, focal length 55mm and ISO 100.  Just so you can see it, here is the meadow grass itself.

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Stunning colours and an amazing collection of flowers in the meadow grass.

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33 thoughts on “Hiding in the meadow grass”

    1. Not too long as it happens. I often mess these shots up so I was delighted to take a usable macro image!

    1. It was a rare shot for me Darren. One of my first proper attempts at macro photographer and this bee stayed still long enough for me to do my thing!

  1. It looks like a fabulous place. Fantastic photo. I love how you can see details you wouldn’t ordinary catch. You should do more of it! 🙂 #MySundayPhoto

  2. Hi John, I’s also love to get a closeup of a bumbler collecting pollen, but they seem to hear me coming. I love the detail of the bees ‘fur’, it looks almost cuddly.

    The meadow flowers look very pretty too.


    1. Don’t the flowers look amazing? I put a shot on Instagram as it happens and it proved very popular indeed.

    1. Yes, good idea, blame the lens! Or the camera. Or the lens and the camera! Whatever, good luck in future, sure you’ll get there in the end.

    1. It certainly does, doesn’t it? I was going to plant meadow grass in my own garden this year but couldn’t get any seed sadly.

  3. What lovely Meadow Grass, and well done on your capture off the Bee. Sadly Macro photography really isn’t my thing either as I lose so much detail. Perhaps a higher f. for deeper depth of field and a telephoto lens? But dont hold me to it though! #MySundayPhoto

    1. I am very inexperiened at macro photogrpahy, this was one of my first attempts. As it happens, I will soon be investing in a telephoto lens! Will let you know how I get on.

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