Well we all are banking on bees to pollinate our flowers and food plants! Here are a selection of solitary bees taken over the bank holiday weekend.
First one from Garston Wood, Dorset, that handily posed on bluebell flower. The first two are stacked macro images in Helicon Focus.
Then from river bank field near Wimborne – this bee climbed onto my brother Peter’s macro flash diffuser. Well what else could I do but take it.
At the same location I took another one, resting on a dandelion. Again the first of these two shots are stacked.
Here is a single macro image of it.
Finally this small ( probably a sweat bee ) I found emerging from a flower at Blashford Lakes