I managed to find a little time on Saturday to stop at Blackhawk Springs Forest Preserve before I had to be at work. I think these are the remains of some sort of thistle. In the second photo I tried out my new 50mm lens with a large aperture (f 1.8) The bokeh is nice but I had to stay at a decent distance from the plant. I didn’t notice the insect at first.
I switched to my zoom lens to get a closer shot of the tiny visitor. Yesterday was the first day at my new job and all went well. I will have weekends off now so I hope to be able to collect plenty of photographs. Enjoy!