Nikon D3000, on guide or auto. Cropped, scaled, and sharpened with GIMP.
Here is the featured photo, again. It’s so good because the bee landed in the same instant as I got the lavender in focus. Sheer luck!
Now, this last one was taken yesterday, during a stint of trying out the manual focus for the first time – I actually managed to turn the ring and click the shutter before it flew off. Not easy. The sunlight washed out the blue a bit.
As you can see there, I’ve experimented with adding a watermark.
I have five or six of these blue-banded bees flying about at the moment, of varying sizes. In the right light, one has dark aqua stripes.
Thanks for looking! 🙂