This will eventually be part of a larger project, but I thought it looked pretty on it’s own, so I’m posting it here.
Thank you to Mr. Zaal for his incredible HDRIs, and to GIMP for allowing me to cheat a bit and put the bee from my research photos in there. And also many thanks to Wybren van Keulen for his lovely Grove addon.
All materials are taken from my own photographs - possibly a first for me. I also stuck flower petals on my scanner.
[edit: I forgot to give credit Lukas Stockner for denoise and shadowcatcher!! Makes things so much easier!!]