Ideas and Imagery #99

Balance in a shot is important, and is a large part of what makes this shot work.  I have spent a lot of time shooting bees over the past few years and many of the pictures feel repetitive.

It's not that I don't know this going in.  It is hard to find shots that are different when you are shooting a subject as shot as bees on flowers.  I don't know that this shot is one that I think is extremely rare, but I do like the symmetry of it.  Every once in a while I will crop to the 16:9 aspect ratio.  I think it really suits this composition well and helps to distill the photo down to its core elements. 

I like the idea that there are two different kinds of bees sharing the landscape, trying to do what they do...collect nectar.  They seem oblivious of each other, but with similar focus and body positioning.

Pollinator health will be an important ecological issue over the next decade, so I am happy to show them in a good light.  They need all the help they can get.