I planted some Mexican Heather in a container and many beautiful bees have visited. This bee is the most beautiful and I spent a lot of time trying to get a nice photo of them. They are quite small and very active. Such a pretty jewel of nature!
Canon 6D and 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS. Settings were 1/1600 sec; f/2.8; ISO 1600. I rotated the photo so the bee was right side up and cropped in.
Have a very Merry Christmas and may the new year bring much happiness!