- 1/1000 sec
Bumblebee on a Virginia Bluebell on April 19, 2021. Not being satisfied with my last set of Bluebell shots, I took advantage of the sun today to go photograph them again. Many birds were seen along the way, including a cooperative Nuthatch and a female Cardinal building her nest. The Bluebells were further along and many more were in bloom. There were several bee species feasting on the plants. These plants are along a path in the woods and it can be difficult to get a higher shutter speed in the shade. I tried my best to quickly photograph them in the sun. They don't stay on a single plant long so you have to be quick or anticipate their next flower.
Although I took my macro lens, it remained in my fanny pack. My bug shots are kept in my macro category despite being taken occasionally with my telephoto lens for easier finding, both here and on my computer. This photo is less sharp than I would have liked but the colors were nice.
Lens - Tamron 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 @ 600m on Nikon D500