Busy as a Bumblebee

Not everyone was off work this 4th of July holiday. These bumblebees were industriously covering themselves with pollen as they went from bloom to bloom. The trick to taking picture of bees, aside from hoping for a good deal of luck and serendipity, is not to follow the bee about as it enters the flower, but to be ready to take the shot as it exits. This gives you time to find a focus point, and often you will get a pretty cool shot. This trick also work for when one is taking pictures of folks who are hugging. Did you miss the happy look they gave one another as they embraced? Wait for it, and often they will do the same at the end of the hug.