I went to my backyard to pick henna leaves (I use them as a conditioner for my hair more than on my hands). The sun is getting hotter day by day and I was standing still for a while, soaking it in. Then I ran for my camera (the smaller one, as I thought it would be faster to operate).
I was running for the camera because there were a lot of black bees real big ones and I had to take a picture! Sounds simple, isn’t it? They were sitting quite low till I didn’t had the camera.
And when I got back with the camera, first the ‘battery exhausted’ sign came. So, had to run inside to change the batteries. In the meanwhile all the black bees decided to hang on the top of the branches and remain there till eternity.
Now both my cameras don’t have good zoom. So there I was standing in the sun waiting patiently for the bees to climb down, so I could take a could picture. At first, I did this patiently.
Then I started to fret and fume. Then I decided to try the zoom anyway and I managed to click at least 10 pictures where the bee managed to vanish out of the frame just at the moment I decided to press the click button. One such picture is shown at the top of this section.
Beans from the Backyard
Then I decided that there were a lot of beans hanging low and I would pick them first. Then I decided that I will forget about a good picture and try to get a black bee in the frame anyway. They kept buzzing loudly all the while on the top branches out of the range of my camera’s zoom.
Black Bea on Flowering Beans
So after half an hour I managed to get on black bee in the frame. Moral of the story is to buy a good zoom lens for my SLR and click those bees sitting on the top branches from distance by zooming in within five minutes. Or so I hope.