2012 Genre a month challenge: Wildlife Photography

I’m half way through my month of Wildlife and Nature Photography and I am getting better at shooting moving targets. My father grows a number of plants in the front garden which attract birds and bees. This one he calls the ‘cigarette bush’ which is not a particularly flattering name. Nevertheless, it remains enticing to bees. I had more than half a dozen bees to choose from, which was lucky, as the buggers are quick!

2012 Genre a Month Photography Challenge: Wildlife

18-55mm lens at 55mm, f/5.6 for 1/80 sec. ISO 125. Cropped slightly post production.

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Posted on January 14, 2012, in Photography Challenge and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Gosh this is good. I am looking at a very peaceful scen of the London Eye above the rooftops which I may have to photograph for the weekly challenge.

    • Sounds like a good shot. Gesso was asleep and looked very peaceful. I got my camera out quietly (why I still try to be quiet I don’t know!). Of course, he woke up before I could get a good photo.

  2. I’m so impressed!! I just commented on Flickr, I don’t know how that happened, but anyway, I’ll say it again, it’s brilliant!

  3. Beautiful capture! The bee is so clear.

  4. The “cigarette bush” in the picture above is a Cuphrea. Next challenge is photograph the Road Runner type bee that visits said plant. Common name Blue Banded bee. Scientific name Amegilla cingulata.

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