Hello bees!

As spring has arrived, our gardens are now full of life with birds visiting and insects emerging to make the most of early blooms.

We want to use the Naturewatch camera to capture this variety of wildlife so we are experimenting with different setups to photograph the smallest inhabitants. The pictures above are a great example!  Matthew Beach captured bees collecting nectar during his residency at Phytology Urban Garden Project in East London. He used an infrared camera and adjusted the settings and the manual focus adjust on the IR lens and managed to get these really crisp close up pictures of bees.

We would love to hear from you if you have any tips for photographing bees, ladybirds, beetles, moths or any minibeasts in your garden.