Busy as a …

Back in 2013 I did a post about my friend the Beekeeper.You can read that here. I’ve always had a fascination for bees and often sit and watch them work their way over my lavender and other plants in my garden.

I sat there a few days ago with my Nikon Z6 and a 300mm lens, and this little guy shows up and places himself in profile. The shot is handheld, I supported the lens on my knees. It’s heavily cropped too, but as I wrote in the original article I never did buy that Macro lens. Although I hear that Nikon have now produced a 100mm Z-mount lens to a reasonable price. So who knows?

Just for a bit of fun here this the same shot in black and white. I’m still playing around in Capture One

Nikon Z6
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR
PP Capture One

 

Skep Maker

Beehive Maker by Davidap2009
Beehive Maker, a photo by Davidap2009 on Flickr.

At the New forest show. I went to the bee keepers tent. I’m,as you know more than interested in our little friends. I got to see how the traditional beehives are made. They really are a work of art.

You can have a look at the post I wrote earlier this year about my visit to a beekeeper .here .Also see what a traditional skep like  the one above looks like when the bees are finished.