Saturday, April 14, 2012

Torpid Bees

It's so cold here at the moment that I'm beginning to worry that none of our fruit trees and fruit bushes - which are in full flower thanks to that exceptionally warm weather back in March - will be pollinated. There are very few bees about and those that are, like this one dangling from a gooseberry flower, are completely torpid and just waiting for the weather to warm up before they get back to work.

Still, it does make it easy to take macrophotos of them - this is with my 6 year-old little pocket point-and-shoot Pentax W20, which focusses down to 1cm., using the built-in flash. Amazing piece of kit - and it's waterproof....