Nature - steve-coyle

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 ( http://www.stevecoylephotography.com)

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