A bumble bee slumbers on ornamental thistle
A bumble bee slumbers on ornamental thistle

I was shooting right after sunrise on a coolish summer morning—the temperature was in the mid-50s. I checked out the ornamental thistles in our knot garden and came across this bumble bee slumbering on one of the blossoms. A few more minutes of sunlight and he began to get active. I checked out the same flowers in the late evening as well and found a couple of  other bumbles settling in for the night…

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro, ISO 1250, f/5.6, 1/1600″ exposure.

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