This one is just pretty. Lots of detail, too. You can see her chewed-up wings, her neck, tongue, back of the head behind her eye, and her claws/toes.
The cone flower is kind of neat because its pollen becomes ready in concentric circles or rings. If you look down from above, you can see the pollen ring. The bees always follow the ring around and often present a good profile shot. And sometimes there’s good focus.
2 thoughts on “Honeybee Profile on a Cone Flower”
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2020/jul/24/the-week-in-wildlife-in-pictures Yours are most often better than this one
That’s very kind of you to say. Fortunately, this is an exhibition and not a competition. There are so many neat shots and subjects in that site you linked. Really interesting stuff!