Bumblebee on a Woodland Sunflower

This photograph is another from the large set of pictures I captured while on the guided summer wildflower walk of the wildflower meadows at Duke Farms. My wife Bhavna was with me, sharing in the glamour of the surroundings. Near the end of the guided tour, we entered a meadow that grows on either side of the Great Meadows Path near the bottom of Ginkgo Lane. The meadows, lined with Woodland sunflowers (Helianthus divaricatus), made me wish for a similar meadow in my backyard. Bees filled the air with sound as they buzzed between the flowers, sipping nectar. At that moment, I felt an overwhelming desire to leave the group and submerge myself in the centre of this sea of wildflowers, surrounded by nature's uncomplicated magnificence.

Bee on Woodland Sunflower (Helianthus divaricatus)
Bee on Woodland Sunflower (Helianthus divaricatus) · 2 September 2023 · FujiFilm X-T3 · XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR

My Fuji X-T3 has a 26-megapixel sensor. The quality of the images amazed me, especially the sharpness retained even after significant cropping.