Bees are great subjects to take macro photos of, and to me it is always nice to see the first solitary bees out feeding in the flowers. This year I first saw them on the 17th April in some dandelion and daisy flowers. The weather was helpful being a little cool (which meant the bees were not hyper active, but also bright early enough to tempt them out and about.
I spent a pleasant afternoon out photographing a selection of bees, and kept lots of shots even after running through the non keepers etc. The pick of them I have posted as picture here, and also created a video with these and others that I liked.
These first two pictures are made up of two shots stacked together ( in Helicon Focus ). All the shots were taken on my Canon 760D with Canon MPE-65mm lens and Canon MT-24ex Flash. Diffusion used was as per this post. The pink and blue colours in the shots are from cards that I place a little in the background.
These remaining shots are all single shots.