Valley Views: Bumble bee in Belchertown

Friday, July 14, 2017

Busy Bee

Route 9, Quabbin Reservoir, Belchertown

Anne E. Ely, South Hadley

I spent several minutes in early June chasing this busy bee around from flower to flower, hoping he would pause in plain sight long enough for me to focus my tripod mounted DSLR camera. I was able to keep my distance and not bother him as I was using a medium length telephoto lens, but he didn't seem to pay me any mind anyway. He just went zipping along from blossom to blossom at the edge of the road through Quabbin Reservoir.

Anne E. Ely is affiliated with the Robert Floyd Photo Gallery, 2 East St., Southampton. It is open Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., also, by chance/appointment.