I captured this in the cactus garden at my local botanical garden. The scarlet paintbrush flowers were in glorious full bloom and attracting lots of interest from the bees. (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/6.3, 1/160 sec., ISO 100, morning sun, handheld)
RedBubble Explore – Featured Photography (July 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 (2nd Place) in “Don’t Get Stung” challenge in Challenge Accepted group (September 2014)
Top 10 in “Your Best Insect Image” challenge in Closeups in Nature group (June 2014)
Top 10 in “Bugs Life” challenge in Local Critters group (February 2014)
Top 10 in “Insect on petal” challenge in Absolute Clarity group (December 2013)
Winner of “Your Favorite Image” challenge in Tiny Creatures in Macro group (September 2013)
Top 10 (2nd Place) in “Prima Challenge #006” in Prima Challenges!! group (August 2013)
Top 10 (2nd Place) in “Bicolor Bugs” challenge in Bicolor Beauties group (July 2013)
Top 10 in “Red and/or Orange Flowers” challenge in Bugs and Animals on Flowers in Macro group (March 2013)
Winner of “Red White and Blue Challenge” in Bugs and Animals on Flowers in Macro group (September 2012)
Featured in Tiny Creatures in Macro (6 February 2013)
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