Monthly Archives: June 2015

Bee on a Sunflower

Bee on a Sunflower

Canon 70D, Sigma 150-600 f/5-6.3 w/ Canon 2x Teleconverter III @ f/13, 1200mm, 1/500 sec., ISO 500, 06/21/15 @ 0843 local time

A bee gathering pollen from this sunflower late in June on a very warm Phoenix morning. Most sunflowers have disappeared by this time in the summer, with daytime temperatures reaching upwards of 115 degrees. This is one of the last ones of the season.

Feeding in Flight

Feeding In Flight

Canon 70D, Sigma 150-600 f/5-6.3 @ f/8, 534mm, 1/2500 sec., ISO 1000, 06/06/15 @ 0929 local time


This hummingbird was captured at the Phoenix Botanical Gardens feeding on the open flowers while flying. She hung round for several minutes attracting much attention of the guests of the Garden while she got her breakfast.