Category Archives: Flowers

Here is a humming bird resting in between feedings on the flowering Pink Fairy Duster (Calliandra eriophylla).  This little gal spent a bunch of time posing for me both in flight and perched.

Humming Bird Perched by Calliandra eriophylla

Canon 7D Mark II, Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 S @ f/10, 600mm, 1/2500 sec., ISO 3200, 03/23/16 @ 13:07 local time

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.