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Bee Having a Wee Photo: Sweeps the Web

Simon Skinner - 6 years ago

With the clear sounds of friends and an increasing number of people across the internet shouting, “you’ll never catch that shot a second time”, amateur photographer Mark Parrott, 45, nods as he admits to having been in the right place at the right time and was lucky enough to snap a photograph at the very moment that a bee squirted a tiny stream of uric acid, the Bee equivalent of wee!

“I was shocked with excitement when I saw the shot and couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” Parrott stated to the Grimsby Telegraph, his local rag.

Sharpshooter Mark Parrott, poised for action

Mark’s shot of the Bee – in action

“There was a steady stream of wee coming from the cheeky little bee. I think this is probably a very rare shot indeed! It’s difficult to get good close up shots without a tripod and this one was taken handheld.”

Sharpshooter Mark Parrott poised for action!

As you can see – Mark was shooting with a DSLR camera, but there’s no reason at all why you can’t capture images like these – especially using some of the natty smartphone lenses that are on the market now, offering all kinds of effects from macro to fish eye. PhotoBite’s test section, ‘The Measure’ will try some of these out during the coming months and will give you our verdict!

Bee Having a Wee Photo: Sweeps the Web

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Simon Skinner

Co-founder // Editor

Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.