Thistle Bee I love these textures and colours Like this:Like Loading... 16 thoughts on “Thistle Bee” Add yours Very nice picture…well done my friend!! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thankyou Gordon! LikeLike Reply I just love thistles, and the bee tops that pic off beautifully! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Totally! I may make a print of that one! LikeLike Reply Wonderful photos,love them very much ! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Me too! Thanks Domnuio! LikeLike Reply Love the colours!! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply YES!! I just made a 12×12 print which I will get framed. LikeLike Reply That’s one stunning bee, Michael! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thanks so much Pete. Your great “bug” photos inspire me to give it a shot! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Wow. >Only thing better than a thistle is a thistle with a bee on it. Great shots. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I love that shot even though I don’t have a macro lens. I made a nice 12×12 print of it. I recently purchased a wonderful printer – Epson Artisan 1430 (13″ Wide) Printer. I’ve made some nice 13×19 inch prints which I very pleased with. Nice to give as gifts etc. – now I’m looking into framing/matting options. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Is it a laser or ink printer? I haven’t had much luck with printing on cardstock or heavier paper. What are you printing on? LikeLike Reply It is an ink printer – 6 separate ink cartridges. The paper is Epson Ultra Premium Matt Photo Paper. Epson a good variety of high quality printer papers with various finishes from Glossy to Matt. Some also have archival properties. The price is pretty good too – I purchased a pack of 50 (13×19 Ultra Premium Matt) for about $60 Canadian. Each ink cartridge costs $38 supposed to last 4x longer than a lab print – but hard to say what the cost per print would be. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thanks for the info. I am using a color laser HP. I’m not creating prints for sale, although I do sometimes use them in my retablos. LikeLike I also have a monochrome laser printer for non-photographic materail. I’m just taking my time testing out the printer and what sort of size/framing/matting/subject to use and how or even if I should sell them. But what’s nice is being able to print 4×6’s to give away or put in an actual album. My wife regularly updates photos of the family – she has a frame consisting of 4 small prints for each of our 5 adult children (and 3 grandchildren) I recently gave some 5×7 prints to these trombone musicians in our school band … https://michaelhoffmannphotography.com/2017/06/21/trombone-quartet/ LikeLike Comments are appreciated! Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.