Last week, I was cycling through my local patch and found this field of rapeseed. I always like the view of those bright yellow fields in the landscape, but I had never really paid attention to it. Usually, I look at it from the bike, but this time I stopped, probably to photograph a bird.
But with the bird gone, I had noticed some butterflies flying around in the field and I decided to try and photograph them. The Green-veined Whites were mainly just flying around and didn’t want to sit, so I focussed on the Atalantas, a dark species with bright red bars over the wings. I tried to find a nice composition through the yellow Rapeseed of one butterfly sitting. After a few attempts I was quite satisfied.
But by now, I had also noticed some other pollinators: mainly Honey Bees and Common Carder Bees. Could I do something with them as well? After a few shots of bees sitting on top of the flowers, I started taking pictures of bees in flight. Well, I started trying… Obviously, this has a very low success rate, but if you try enough, you’ll get a few results you’re happy with.
After some time, I gave up and continued. But I’m sure I’ll sit down with a Rapeseed field again one day and see what happens there.