Bees of several kinds really love the dahlias, and so I mounted a zoom lens one morning in the dahlia garden and waited. I liked the special grace of this dahlia and was delighted when a bumblebee stopped for a sip of nectar. (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 70-300mm zoom at 300mm [600mm in full-frame 35m equivalent]), f/7.1, 1/200 sec., ISO 400, filtered morning sun, handheld.)
Featured in RedBubble Explore, 7 Day Popular Art, Design & Photography (March 2013)
Selected for “Imagined Realities” Art Exhibition at PS Zask Gallery in Rancho Palos Verdes, California (May 11 to June 26, 2013); framed print sold.
Top 10 in “Bees/Wasps on Multicolored Flower” challenge in Bees & Wasps group (November 2013)
Featured in Tiny Creatures in Macro (12 April 2014)
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