Nature - steve-coyle
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Worker Bee

The wildflowers were in fine form at Doeskin Ranch in the Balcones Canyonland National Wildlife Refuge this weekend. And with those beautiful flowers came some very productive insects. I don't know where this worker bee's hive was, but he was going back fully loaded. He had so much pollen stock piled on his hind quarters I was wondering how he was going to take off.. I made this shot handheld with a Sigma 18-250 lens on a Nikon D7100 camera. I've been using this lens 3 years and it still amazes me with it's capabilities for a wide range zoom lens. It is my favorite walk around lens on this camera body. It's lightweight and great for a hike. The image was captured in RAW, as I always shoot my images, and the only editing performed was basic exposure tweaks and a little bit of cropping. Photo by Steve Coyle Photography (

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