This picture of a male Bumble bee lazily enjoying the nectar from a chive flower would lose a few technical points for not being pin sharp all over. However, I personally love it.
I love the contrast of the dark bee against the soft, light background and the reflected pink highlight in the eye. It’s sharp enough to capture the pollen grains caught in the hairs and the three little eyes at the top of the head, so it’s no slouch there.
Lady luck was definitely on my side as this was a shot I grabbed while walking from the car to the house after a long journey. I spotted the bee moving around very lazily, a behaviour quite unlike the busy workers so got my camera out straight away. Fortunately, I carry two camera bodies with me, one with a long zoom and the other with a macro lens that doubles for portraits. I got 6 shots in before he decided he’d had enough nectar.
Camera used is an Olympus E-M10 MarkII with Olympus 60mm f2.8 Macro lens. Shot at 1/50s, f4.0, ISO 400, handheld.