Morning showers dappled the vegetation with crystalline drops, beautiful spheres that persisted in the high humidity that followed. Without much warmth even by mid-afternoon, insects remained sluggish, and moved to locations painted with nurturing sunlight. During the equally cool evening that followed, a Mixed Bumble Bee (Bombus mixtus) warms itself in fading golden rays.
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Canon Rebel T1i (500D)
Canon EF 100mm 1:2.8 USM Macro
1/200 sec, f / 5.6, -1/3 EV, ISO 400
Minnekhada Regional Park, Coquitlam, BC
11 Jun 2010
Featured in Plight of the Bumble Bee in Oct 2010.