It had been raining heavily when I discovered this bumblebee sheltering beneath an aster flower. Bees can’t fly too well when they are wet, which provides an opportunity to shoot them while they are relatively motionless as they dry out.
Canon 5D Mark II, 100mm f2.8 L IS lens, 1/100 @ f7.1, ISO 1000
This bee eventually climbed up to the top of the flower where it sat preening itself for long enough to enable me to take a series of about twenty five shots. Here are just some of them. They were all taken with the same camera and flash settings.
Canon 5D Mark II, 100mm f2.8 L IS lens, 1/200 @ f8, ISO 1000, fill flash, monopod