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Another image from last summer - a macro shot of Purple Thistle.
There was quite a patch of these pretty purple beauties and they were surrounded by little bees.
I had never seen this type of bee before - they had the most beautiful metallic green color on their backs.
Their little pollen sacks were filled to overflowing as they hovered around the flower tops.
It was very hard to get a photo of them as they were very quick, and every photo kept coming out blurry as they flew around.
I set a higher shutter speed to catch them in action, but the depth of field ended up suffering for it - the back of the flower isn't in focus.
Macro photography is tricky to begin with as the DOF is usually very shallow. One of the drawbacks to my favorite kind of shooting.