Honey Bee on Coneflower

Honey Bee on Coneflower.

A short break today from my Bluebirds. Spartacus is doing great. Growing and progressing perfectly.

I have a ton of coneflowers and other flowers that are loaded with a variety of bees. Evelyn has done a great job making sure we have lots of flowers to pollinate! I decided to take the Nikon D-7200 out with the Tamron SP 180mm Macro lens and see if I could capture a few images. They were very cooperative and almost every flower had a subject. We have a lot of honey bees up here, which is great. You can see by the pollen on it’s legs, there is a hive that is loaded somewhere. I am thinking of working with a friend to put a hive up here in Bear Woods.

Tamron SP 180mm f3.5 Di 1:1 Macro lens on a Nikon D-7200, Aperture Priority, f11, -.7 stops of exposure compensation, ISO 800, resulting in a shutter speed of 1/1000th of a second, handheld, Peak Design Leash, processed in Lightroom CC.

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3 Responses to “Honey Bee on Coneflower”

  1. lilybug1960 Says:


  2. An awesome macro shot there… Did you set your aperture to f/8 or f/11? I’m having difficulty having this kind of clarity when using my macro lens. Yours is so clear and vivid! Good job!

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