Bumble Bee

As most of my friends know, I am allergy to stings of bumble bee and wasps. Because of that I always carry an EpiPen with me at all times when outdoors. I also will not purposely get to close to either bees or wasps. Today while hiking a trail near Lake Macbride, I came across several bees enjoying the day, much like I was. I stopped several yards away and reached into my backpack for my Canon 80D with 100-400mm lens, instead of my Tamron 90mm macro lens, as the macro lens would have put me way to close to the bees. Checking around me, I sat on the ground and attempted to formed a tripod using my elbows on my knees. I know I should have been carrying a tripod, but I wasn't. Focusing on a bee that lands, and just as quickly, takes off to the next flower takes practice. There were 100's of blurry images created, and obviously deleted this afternoon. I also got a lot of rear-end bee images, very few head-on as this image. Another issue besides focusing, is having the correct ISO and corresponding shutter speed to stop the action of the wings. This image was 1/1250 sec at ISO 200.