Buried in work

imageHoney bee, Woodbury, Connecticut © Steven Willard

We are all familiar with the phrase, “busy as a bee”, but I had never seen a bee buried in his work like this before. Look closely at the center of the image and you can make out the hairy back of a bee with one leg and a part of wing just visible at his two o’clock position. This guy was serious about getting to every bit of pollen posibile on the hydrangia blossom.

This was a hand held exposure using a manual focus 1980’s vintage OM Olympus 35mm film lens adapted for use on micro 4/3. It’s a 50mm f3.5 macro that clearly is a very capable lens even today. If I recall, the exposure was f8 at 1/125 at ISO 800. There is no way I could have done this with my tremor without the OMD EM5’s 5 axis image stabilization. Hurray for technology!

OMD EM5 with OM 50mm f3.5 legacy lens processed with Snapseed on my iPad Air.


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