A R250 voucher from Burblepix, which can be spent on photobooks, canvases and journals. Visit www.burblepix.co.za for more information.
Feels like summer. It’s tricky to get good depth of field and overall subject sharpness with a macro shot, but Cal has done a good job. The clean, uncluttered and cheerfully coloured background of this image lets the subject pop out of the frame, and the off-centre composition further enhances the image. It’s also topical. Many bees are heading for extinction because of the use of pesticides. And here is a bee performing an essential service by pollinating plants, and showing us how, without bees, most of our crops will fail.
PHOTOGRAPHER Cal Butler
CAMERA Canon EOS 7D Mark II, 180mm lens
SETTINGS f6.3 at 1/800 sec, ISO 2500