Bombus fraternus
Eastern US Bumble Bee

Indiginous to the Eastern United States, the B. Fraternus species is the most populous bumble bee in Louisiana.

Nikon D90
Tamron 90mm 1:1 macro
ISO 400
1/250 sec


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The observable Universe sprang into existence 13.7 billion years ago, and has evolved to observe itself. In my opinion, there’s no greater event to consider. I enjoy astronomy, photography, and time with my wife and little boy. While capturing and editing photos, I jam to The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Air Supply, LMFAO, The Foo Fighters, REM, Barry Manilow, Dr. Dre, Snoop, Duran Duran, Weezer, The Flaming Lips, U2, Boyz to Men, Pearl Jam, Peter Gabriel, Queen, Color Me Badd, and The Beach Boys.

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Thanks, Ray.

    – Briar Richard

  • jammingene
    jammingeneabout 3 years ago

  • Thanks, Gene! It’s an honor to be featured!

    – Briar Richard

  • Larry Llewellyn
    Larry Llewellynabout 3 years ago

    National Geographic quality!

  • Making me blush, my friend. lol

    – Briar Richard

  • Susana Weber
    Susana Weberabout 3 years ago


  • Thanks very much, Susana! : )

    – Briar Richard

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture Richard…love the colorful detail

  • Hi, Larry! Thank you very much!

    – Briar Richard

  • Komang
    Komangabout 3 years ago

    great macro capture

  • Thanks, Komang! So glad it caught your eye. : )

    – Briar Richard

  • Laura E  Shafer
    Laura E Shaferabout 3 years ago

  • I’m honored to be featured, Laura! Thanks!

    – Briar Richard

  • marens
    marensabout 3 years ago

    excellent capture Briar!!!

  • Thank you very much!

    – Briar Richard

  • Linda  Makiej
    Linda Makiejabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your well deserved feature!!

  • Many thanks, Linda!

    – Briar Richard

  • Russell Couch
    Russell Couchabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful macro shot !!!

  • Hi, Russel! Thanks very much!

    – Briar Richard

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