Bee in Tasmania

This bee was photographed in City Park, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. The bee was quite large and looked beautiful on the orange flowers.

I do not recall the camera or exact date of the photograph unfortunately. It was sometime before March 2012 when I uploaded the photograph to Flickr—most likely during a work trip in late 2011.

Bee on flower

Those bees sure are fidgety little fellows when you’re trying to capture a good photograph. Photograph taken on Nikon D60.

Bee sculpture

A giant golden bee sitting on top of a building in Melbourne. I don’t know why. But it looks good against the blue sky. Photograph taken on Nikon D60.

Bee vs. ant on a wheelie bin

To this day—it doesn’t matter when you read this—this photograph remains as one of my favourite photographs. I was sitting on my own front deck stairs with my Canon SLR—which I’m still convinced was an AE-1—when I noticed a bee on the wheelie bin beside me. The bee appeared to be struggling.

As my eye sight hasn’t been the best up close for a few years now, I used the camera’s telescopic lens to see the bee in greater detail.

The bee had an ant on his leg and the ant refused to let go. I still don’t know how or why, but I decided to try and gently separate bee from ant. I did just that without killing either animal. Right after I captured this photograph to film forever.