A western honey bee (Apis Mellifera) gathers pollen and nectar from an Indian Blanket or Firewheel flower near Dripping Springs, Texas on April 28th, 2020.
I used a different approach from the previous macros I’ve posted when taking this shot. Rather than getting in close and using extension tubes, I was about 15 feet away with a ridiculously long lens (300mm with 1.4x teleconverter giving a 35mm equivalent focal length of 820mm) focused as close to the camera as it could. Next time I’m out, I may try some extension tubes with this combination to see how close I can focus when using them too.
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