Close up shot of honey bee wins Journal’s Picture of the Week

PUBLISHED: 10:28 31 October 2017 | UPDATED: 10:28 31 October 2017

A honey bee taken by Sid Cole.

A honey bee taken by Sid Cole.


This beautifully bright shot of a honey bee captured in a garden in Lowestoft has won our Picture of the Week competition.

Submitted by 78-year-old Sid Cole, the photo was taken on his Canon 5D with a macro lens in September.

He said: “I saw a number of wasps around the greenery in my garden and went out to take some photos. I saw the lone honey bee and was able to get a nice close up shot. I particularly like this photo because it fascinates me how delicate and fragile the wings appear against the sturdy body.

“I took up photography as a hobby on retirement and like sharing my photos. It is really satisfying to win given the high standard of photos that appear each week.”

As our winner, Mr Cole receives a 10in x 8in framed version of his photo from Picture Studios, of London Road North, in Lowestoft town centre. Entries can be of any subject but they must be digital images.

To enter our competition, email your pictures to

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