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Honey Bees On The Thistle Flower

Bees On The Thistle

We were waiting for my oldest nephew to arrive from the airport, and I took my camera out into the backyard to photograph the bees on a large thistle bush. This bush is not like the weedy thistles you see sprouting from pavement cracks – it’s more like something a home-and-garden store would sell for a decorative yard plant. The bush is quite large and the spheres are golf-ball sized and covered with lavender flowerets. The honey bees absolutely love them.

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Dragonfly Season

6495_Intricate

When I was little and living in Montana, I remember a certain time of year when there were multitudes of dragonflies flitting through the clear, dry, sunshiny air, in metallic colors of red, blue, and green.  I called that time of year Dragonfly Season.

I visited Brazos Bend State Park the other day.  It was a lovely, sunny, non-humid day in southeast Texas, where egrets and herons populated the sky and dragonflies of all hues skimmed the air.

Must be Dragonfly Season.

6480_Beautiful Dragonfly

6577_Blue Dragonfly

6581_Big Blue

6513_Something Blue

6517_Blue Dragonfly

6646_I Spy Something Blue

6651_I Spy Something Blue

None of these photos were taken with a dedicated macro lens (I don’t own a macro lens).  For this day, I just took a single lens, the Canon 70-200 L USM II f2.8 attached to my Canon 5D Mark II body.  The nice thing about a full-frame camera is that you can really crop those babies and still get a nice image with decent resolution.

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