Tuesday, May 15, 2007
It seems bees are becoming an endangered species. News reports show a decline in the bee population that could impact farming. Bees are protected and preserved whenever possible even where they are not welcome. This swarm had been making their home in a north Tracy home until they were removed by a beekeeper. Stragglers still remain at the home, which makes for some delicate photography. I kept my distance shooting with my 300mm telephoto lens and 1.4x extender. I tried not to disturb the swarm as I closed in for the shot. I managed to survive the shoot un-stung.