21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Yellow-faced Bumblebee zooming in

These are the commonest Bumblebee by far here. A bumblebee wing beats about 200 times a second. At f/16 and AutoIso the camera was not nearly fast enough to freeze the wings. Not a problem, a more interesting image the way it is.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Carver, Oregon, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Copyright: © Robert OBrien