Four Photos of Bees...and a bit about the camera I used to take them
Okay, so before you look at the photos (if you haven't already) I wanted to show you the camera I shot them with. Yup. That's it. A little palm-sized point-and-shoot Sony Cyber-shot. 12.1 megapixels. This camera, in fact, is what I use for most of my close ups and much of the food photography on this blog. It can be carried in my pocket, and--worst case scenario--if I broke it, it could be replaced rather easily (but I hope it doesn't as I really enjoy it). I do have two other "better" cameras (neither of which are DSLR and one I purchased used) but this is the one I use for close ups. And while I am in the market for a DSLR camera (a used one that would fit my budget) I get by fine without one. The reason I mention this is that I really believe it is not necessarily the camera (or at least not always the camera) that takes the good photo, but the person viewing what's in front of them through it. I'm just saying...
This camera not having a great zoom--and when I zoom from a distance it gets blurry--I have to be right on the subject at hand for a crystal clear photo. Thus, for these photos I was, without exaggeration, just a few inches from the bees. Anyhow, here they are.