Don’t be picking the New England asters without checking them for barb-tailed visitors!
Actually, as we all know, bumble bees are pretty harmless and even more so at this time of year. It was about 8 degrees (45 F) today with very sporadic sunshine and this little guy was quite dozy, to say the least. I had all the time in the world to set this shot up.
Crysler Bird Sanctuary, Morrisburg, Ontario, Canada
October 3, 2010
Sony Alpha 700, Sigma 17 to 70, Tamron doubler, 140 mm equivalent
iso 100, manual focus, multi-pattern metering, aperture priority F9.5, 1/15 second