21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Buzz off -Bumble bee and Hover Fly

Buzz Off I shot this picture at a local sanctuary in Omaha,Nebraska. I go here quite often to look for wildlife and capture photos. On this particular day I went into the garden area. I was taking pictures of flowers, birds, and bees. I wanted to practice my photography with movement. As the bumble bees were moving from flower to flower I continued to shoot. When I got home and checked out my pictures, I was pleasantly surprised to find this one. I love how the bumble bee sees the hover fly coming right at him but doesn't appear bothered. Til this day I have not put a caption(title)to this photo. Here were a few I had in mind: just buzzing around, foe or friends, asking for buzz by, make my day, and don't sweat it.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Copyright: © Connie Rathbun