Pollinators at Work

Today’s post features an image I captured over the weekend. I have 3 patches of Showy Goldenrod planted in the church butterfly garden and all are profusely blooming right now. Being an “end of season” bloomer, the Goldenrod is near the top of the pollinator’s wish list at the buffet table, this late in the season.

The Goldenrod’s bright yellow flower is a “can’t miss” sight for lots of pollinators, like this bee I caught seeking nectar from the flowers:

Bee seeking nectar from a Showy Goldenrod flower

As the end of the blooming season nears, I’m sure many more pollinators will be visiting the butterfly garden … I will be there, camera in hand, to capture the beauty that visits us!

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 camera body
  • Canon 180mm macro lens + 36mm Extension Tube
  • Handheld
  • ISO 800
  • Aperture f/3.5
  • Shutter 1/8000 sec.
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