Wow. A photo to kill the winter blues!
Thank you for all the lovely greens and yellows, these warm, fresh colours that I love so!
And the bumble bee, of course, who I found were harder to photograph than real bees, they move ever so much faster! Plump body or not, bzzz to one flower, bzzz to the next, bzzz to the next after that ... I rarely had time to adjust my focus by the time they were gone feeding somewhere else.
Therefore: congratulations on your razor sharp focus, your absolutely perfect DOF and lovely bokeh.
Maybe you had more time to focus because it only went from one little flower on this "ball of flowers" step by step instead of flying from one fruit tree blossom to the next !?
Thankyou for all your kind comments. I find it difficult to get very sharp images of fast moving insects like the bumble bee. You need a fast shutter speed to prevent blurring due to motion, and so you open up the lens aperture which limits your depth of field. Still, if you take lots of shots you usually get a few which are reasonably well framed and sharp !