Size: A3+ (13"x19") shipped ready to hang in your choice of a classic glass frame or a hanging magnetic frame. If you have the right size frame of your own, worry not, you can order the print itself at a $15 discount.
The photo: The work ethic of a bee is something truly incredible. All day she may be flying tirelessly, pollinating flowers while looking for nectar, only to come back to her hive and maintain it for countless other bees. Nothing interrupts her work, even a rude human with a camera; her focus is set and the task must be completed. This capture focuses on the pollen-covered bee, not hiding her enjoyment in that her efforts have been rewarded by sticking her head towards the nectaries of a flower. The contrast of the yellow and orange bee against the purple background of the flowers is amplified on the luster-like finish of the Hahnemühle Photo Rag Pearl Paper. The fine texture of this media complements the bee’s pollen covered coat, while the apparent star shapes of the out-of-focus background make of a unique look.
Behind the scenes: This photo was taken with an old adapted Soviet macro lens, Industar 61 l/z. I was blown away by the optical quality and the sharpness of this lens, especially given that it is over 50 years old. Besides allowing for a unique star-shaped bokeh, due to the shape of the aperture blades, this lens also has an advantageous magnification ratio and minimal focusing distance to photograph bees without being rude.