This thistle (family: Asteraceae) may be a noxious weed, but bees love it and I think the colours are stunning. While photographing bees collecting pollen, I couldn’t leave without taking a few shots of the thistles. I tried to get close to show the tiny specs of pollen and also the beautiful colours. I wanted it to look like a soft colourful painting.
Chambers Gully, South Australia
Canon EOS 1D Mklll, Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1–5x macro lens, 1/80, f11, ISO 800, Gitzo tripod