Today’s “Fun Friday” post features a wonderful, Green Metallic Bee that is busy pollinating one of my favorite prairie wildflowers … the Spiderwort. Using a macro lens and tripod, I was able to get quite close to this busy little guy; he was so engrossed with his job of pollinating, that he paid little attention to me. Here are a few of my favorite images of the little guy as he worked:
I just love the brilliant, emerald green sheen of the bee, sprinkled with a bit of yellow pollen “dust”. An indicator he is as “busy as a bee” :o) Can’t wait for our spring and summer wildflowers to begin blooming so I can capture more small prairie critters!
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Canon 7D body
- Canon EF 100-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens + Canon 1.4x TC
- Handheld, with IS “On”
- ISO 400
- Aperture f/6.3
- Shutter 1/250 sec. and 1/320 sec.