Thursday, 16 June 2011
I was at Lake Constance (Konstanz) yesterday luxuriating in the sunshine by the clear water.
While watching the view i kept noticing bees flying to just under where i was into a little bank at the bottom of the garden before the lake shore...
On closer inspection i saw a hole in the bank and bees flying in and out - a bumblebee nest.
While being constantly hassled by two grumbling swans, i stood motionless for at least 15 Chesney minutes* to get these wonderful shots of bees going in and coming out of the nest. I am particularly proud of the bee coming out of the nest shot and am considering entering it into the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
* Equivalent to about 90 seconds in real time