23 Aug 19 No mailing for yesterday; overdid it apparently on Tuesday and the bug came back to say gotcha. Today was sorta play it by ear but things seem to be returning to quasi-normal. Perhaps a weekend make-up. As you are all aware I'm always looking to capture that perfect bee photo and I've yet to accomplish such, but the shot for today is the closest I've come to date at getting a good in-flight capture. In the front garden flower section is a row of Cosmos and while I was shooting some dahlias I noticed a bit of insect activity with the Cosmos so I turned my attention to them both, Cosmos and bees. In this particular capture I was following a single honey bee from blossom to blossom and managed to snap one frame as it was thinking about landing. It didn't, and so this was the best shot of the group, but it does capture the bee almost sharp, its motion across the flower, and its shadow on two of the petals. So getting closer but not quite there yet.
This is straight from the camera save for some cropping of unnecessary green plant on the left. Touchdown Nikon D500; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/2000 sec @ f / 9.