On yesterday morning’s walk, I noticed this bee sitting very still on a dandelion, so I thought I’d try to get close enough to try the shot.

Bees are notoriously difficult to capture in a shot because they’re usually busy zipping along from one flower to another, gathering nectar and doing their jobs in pollination .

Perhaps because this isn’t the time of year for pollination, this guy could just relax and take his time.

Whatever the reason, I was able to get within about 3 inches of him for the shot and he didn’t budge.

“As much as any creature on the planet, bees provide a win-win situation with their actions… I suppose we could all take a lesson from them.”

Jay Ebben – Painted Hives