I happened upon this interesting little plant, perhaps a member of the Callistemon family? Such interesting details in this plant. But then I spotted a busy little bee at work.


They aren’t super-sharp shots, I was just at 1/200s, but I like them anyway.

Here are a few more shots of the plant, which incidentally was quite a tall bush, or a short tree….

A little difficult to photograph with a funny shoulder as I had to shoot upwards. The bee was about half a metre above my head I’d guess. 

Olympus OMD EM5, 60mm macro, technically a Flowers of Brunswick East post, but I had to feature the little bee separately 🙂

x desleyjane

PS have you seen my favourite bee photoshoot that I did a couple of years ago? You can see it here

Posted by:desleyjane

photographer, blogger, planner, scientist, dog lover, frequent flyer, daughter, sister, BFF, human

16 replies on “Busy-ness.

  1. Sorry to disappoint you, but this is no relation to a callistemon, but a simple Goat willow – Salix caprea – I have a tree in my garden and in spring it is very pretty with these fluffy (male) catkins. In autumn though the leaves just go brown and blow off. True – the bees do love them.

    (Your photos are so lovely, especially the one with the bee heading for the pollen) And I’ll shut up now.

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  2. the willow by an other name is a lure for bees – so glad you had your camera handy for these delightful shots – the clarity makes them all the better

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  3. Lovely series of shots, especially the mid flight ones. You did well with a dodgy shoulder and no tripod. What a pretty flower/catkin. I knew it wasn’t a callistomen but didn’t know what it was, do now, thanks to Jude…

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