Weekends at home can be challenging photographically, we sometimes get very stunted in our creative views. I noticed the lavender is flowering, some of the few flowers out at this mid winter stage. I waited for the light to improve and took up position at the hedge ready for the bees to appear. I set up the camera on a tripod, with the trusty Canon 300mm F4 IS lens and pre-focussed on some flowers with a full flower background. I had to avoid the houses and other unnatural items in the background. You cannot chase the bees, they are to fast and erratic, you just have to play the waiting game.

Seeing photos of bees frozen in flight looks so easy, but they never hover long enough at one flower. And there are hundereds to choose from! Eventually I got this one which I'm happy with, but there is definitely room for improvement.