This photograph is a macro shot of an Augochlora Pura (Green Sweat Bee) on a Monarda Fistulosa (a wild bergamot or bee balm). As the title of the post suggests, I was captivated (and I still am) by the iridescence of the sweat bee’s green head and thorax, and his purple wings that look like stained glass. This photograph was taken in Brevard, North Carolina on the property of a family friend. I had to be terribly patient to get this shot, but in the end it paid off with a beautiful capture.
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