My Sunday Photo | Bees

Today for My Sunday Photo I’m afraid I’ve been experimenting.

For Christmas I got a 50mm lens for my camera, but since then, unfortunately i’ve really not found much time to practise using the thing!

Which is why this picture is still not the greatest, but at least it’s a start in the right direction.

I’m rather a fan of all things ‘nature’, as you may well have suspected from previous photos; so, as I’ve been out in the garden watching the bees buzzing and flitting from flower to flower, I really wanted to try and capture one.

Easier said than done I must say – those things are so fast and unpredictable!!!

But like I say – I probably didn’t dedicate the time to do it justice and to learn the process properly, as this was taken in about five minutes flat, while the kids were busy watching Dora The Explorer!!


love steph



  1. 22nd June 2015 / 10:42 pm

    Steph ti s so beautiful, I just love Bee’s such stunning creatures aren’t they x

    • 23rd June 2015 / 5:57 am

      I love them too Sarah. Not so keen on wasps though! Which it looks like I was now stung by in the night!!! Ugh! Steph xxx

    • 24th June 2015 / 9:03 pm

      Yes – and they give us yummy honey!!! Ummmmmm!!!! Xxx

  2. 22nd June 2015 / 12:50 pm

    OOohhh I am reading a lot about the nifty fifty! This is such an amazing photo. So clear! #mysundayphoto

    • 22nd June 2015 / 5:51 pm

      Thank you so much – that means so much for my first piccies on that lens! Steph xxx

  3. 21st June 2015 / 10:07 pm

    Stunning capture x

  4. 21st June 2015 / 4:43 pm

    Five minutes or five hours…this is a stunning photo. I love flowers and seeing the bees at work. Great job. Looking forward to seeing more with this new lens!

    • 22nd June 2015 / 6:00 pm

      Wow! What a fab comment! I just can’t seem to work out the zoomy part of the lens, but at least you think this is a good beginning!! Thanks so much, Steph xxx

  5. 21st June 2015 / 4:20 pm

    Considering you have said that you are just experimenting with your 50mm, that is a fantastic start! 🙂

    • 22nd June 2015 / 6:02 pm

      Thanks so much Emma – yes, just starting out, so I’m defo taking your compliment! Thanks so much, Steph xxx

  6. 21st June 2015 / 3:41 pm

    How did you manage to get that close with out being stung? also an amazing shot, Clio lending a helping hand for Coombe Mill

    • 22nd June 2015 / 6:03 pm

      Hi Clio, thanks so much. I’m afraid I’m a bit of a fan of bees, so I will happily hover nearby, it’s wasps I can’t stand!! I run away from those!! Steph xxx

  7. 21st June 2015 / 3:40 pm

    This is so lovely, the 50mm is such a brilliant lens

    Thank you for linking up

  8. 21st June 2015 / 2:58 pm

    What a wonderful photo! You have captured so much detail!

    • 22nd June 2015 / 6:04 pm

      Thanks so much Kim, not a clue what to photograph up close next!! People might get bored of bees! Hahaha! Steph xxx

  9. 21st June 2015 / 12:17 pm

    That’s a really nice photo, you can even see the detail on the bee’s wings. Well done.

    • 22nd June 2015 / 6:10 pm

      Thank you so much Anne, that what I was aiming for except they kept flying away!! Haha – at least I got one in the end eh. Steph xxx

  10. 21st June 2015 / 10:30 am

    That’s a lovely photo! My 50mm is my favourite lens! It does have it’s limitations but it’s usually the lens I have stuck to may camera at all times. #mysundayphoto

    • 22nd June 2015 / 6:11 pm

      Thank you so much. Yes, I’m finding it lots trickier but perhaps I just need to play with it some more. I just can’t fathom some of it!! Steph xxx

  11. 21st June 2015 / 7:45 am

    That’s a really good photo and I bet it’s pretty hard to capture bees like that!

    • 22nd June 2015 / 6:11 pm

      Thank you so much – they were a bit fast I must say!! Steph xxx

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