I tried to get some shots of a bumble bee collecting nectar from these bluebells, some of them were more clear than others. The bee is visible in the centre of these images, if you look closely. I have taken these photographs with a film SLR, which can be difficult sometimes as I didn’t know if the bee would be clear. I’m still happy with the outcome, just glad I took a lot!
The second photograph is to encourage people to work with their local councils to keep green spaces for bees. Bees thrive on flowering weeds and flowers, and so far they have been in decline since the end of World War II as a result of intense farming and pesticides. This is a wild flower space in my local park, Waterloo Park in Cardiff, Roath.
The first photograph was candid as I found inspiration in the colours that fell to the ground from the cherry blossom tree.
This is an image of dead almond trees that I found in a newspaper. The almond trees are dead because of a draught that’s been happening recently. Almond trees are a prime example of mass monoculture, and there are so many of them that bee hives are trucked in for the season just to pollinate them, or people are paid to pollinate them by hand with a tiny paintbrush.