There I was leaving the Easthampton MA Post Office when I noticed a patch of wildflowers next door, strongly backlit by the morning sun. Since I had my camera with me, I stopped to shoot the flowers when along came a seemingly obliging bee....but it turned out he didn't want to cooperate at all: Made for morning sunlight: NIKON D300    ---    300mm    f/5.6    1/320s    ISO 200 This was a much more common weed/flower and what attracted me in the first place...a patch full of them, all blooming downstem but not the full stem simultaneously (curious, that): NIKON D300    ---    300mm    f/5.6    1/500s    ISO 200 Then the Bee appeared. "Hey, fella, you're facing the wrong direction": NIKON D300    ---    300mm    f/5.6    1/320s    ISO 200 "That's better. But what's that darn stuff on your face....messy, messy! No modeling career for you, I'm afraid": NIKON D300    ---    300mm    f/5.6    1/320s    ISO 200 :smile: Have a great week!