Bumblebees in the garden
I went to Ragnhildsholmen after work on Thursday. It is near work and it doesn´t take more than 5 minutes to drive there. I was hoping there should be something of interest for me.
The day had been warm and hot with the sun shining from a more or less clear sky but once I left work the clouds came. This could of course also be good because to hot temperatures makes the animals lazy and they just stay in the shade.
I could hear some bird song once there but the activity was more or less zero. Still I walked up to the ruins to have a look. The ruins are from the 14th century when the stronghold was burnt to the ground. It is said that the rocks then was shipped to Kungälv to build Bohus fortress. The place has a good birdlife and there are cattle and sheep in the field below. A nice place but this day it was more people here than animals and that wasn´t what I had hoped for.
The only thing that caught my attention was some flowers so I took pictures of them.
The time was now past 17 and Maria would end work in half an hour. We had spoken earlier that we should have a picnic at her mothers’ house so I headed home to pick up some picnic food that I had there. Shrimps were to be the main course.
When the food was packed I switched camera and lens. The day before I had seen many Bumblebees in the garden where we were going to have the picnic and I wanted to take some photos of the Bumblebees when they were collecting pollen. Not the easiest task but the D700 would give me better frame rate than the D800.
The shrimps were good even if they weren´t fresh and the lime aioli and bread together with the shrimps made everything delicious. Gothenburg lies just by the sea and we are spoiled with the fresh seafood we have year around.
After the picnic I made some tries to get the Bumblebee photo that I want. Some turned out nice but none is really what I want.
This flying picture could have turned out nice but there were still overcast so I could not have the shutter speed needed to freeze the wing motions. I suspect one have to crank it up to 1/4000th of a second to get what I want. The decision to just bring the 24-70 lens was probably not the best one. Next time I will have the 70-200 and some teleconverter with me to see if I can get what I want.