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Coneflower with bumblebee

With summer comes coneflowers, and with coneflowers come the bumblebees. Along with the sweet pepperbush (Clethra alnifolia), my backyard teams with pollenators, mostly species of bumblebees and several solitary bee species. Sadly, I have seen very few honeybees and fewer butterflies this year. I hope this changes, but for now bumblebees rule. This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D, 24-70mm EF lens, and a Yongnuo YN568EXII flash. I hope you like, and that you too see many bees in your backyard.

Best wishes,

     Bob