This was one of the first images I captured with my macro lens and I was entranced by what I could see, especially the dusting of gold pollen on the bee. What I did not expect was what it would look like when the bee took off and flew towards me. It wasn’t nearly as close as it looked through the lens, but I was so surprised, I fell over backward (and given that I was crouched down on a slight slope below the flower, there was definitely an impact!).
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Image © Melissa Corcoran.