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Colony Collapse Disorder
From CNN:
A survey of bee health released Tuesday revealed a grim picture, with 36.1 percent of the nation's commercially managed hives lost since last year.
Bees are dying at unsustainable levels, the president of the Apiary Inspectors of America says.
Last year's survey commissioned by the Apiary Inspectors of America found losses of about 32 percent.
Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) effects everyone since we are all dependent on honey bees to pollinate many of the crops that we eat. As a macro photographer I see fewer and fewer wild honey bees every year.
For more information on CCD check out Wikipedia: Link
One of the potential threats that might be the cause of CCD is the Varroa Mite. You can see one of them at the top of this bee's head:

Wikipedia also has some good information on the Varroa Mite: Link
Arthur C. Clark once said that if bees beca
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Critique from the Extreme-Macro Group: I like the refraction in the drops, and I like the way the grass is crossing the frame. Excellen...


Critique from the Extreme-Macro group: Looking at the overall area that's in focus I think that you nailed placing the depth of field a...


What struck me first about this image is the light -the way it plays across the petals and adds strong contrast to the stem. Light is o...

by buleria

I've known buleria (Remus) for a very long time, and I've watched him transform from an average macro photographer to one of the best n...

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Hatching Red Mason Bee I
Tricky to get a good shot of them when they are hatching. When they get to this stage they are almost out of the cocoon and they are always moving.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/200, ISO 200 due to Highlight Tone Priority) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (about 2.5x) + a diffused MT-26EX-RT, E-TTL metering, -1/3 FEC, second curtain sync). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.
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Red Mason Bee I
I was harvesting Mason Bee cocoons today and about three dozen hatched. This is a newborn male Red Mason Bee.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 200 due to Highlight Tone Priority) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (about 2.5x) + a diffused MT-26EX-RT, E-TTL metering, -1/3 FEC, second curtain sync). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.
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Blue Mason Bee I
After over a year of not shooting macro I've decided to get back into it. This is one of my Blue Mason bees (male) that recently hatched from my solitary bee house. Looks very similar to the Red Mason bee, except for the eyes (Red Masons have black eyes).

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 200 due to Highlight Tone Priority) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (4x) + a diffused MT-26EX-RT, E-TTL metering, -1/3 FEC, second curtain sync). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.
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Sleeping Solitary Bee II
Here's a higher magnification view of how this solitary bee uses it's proboscis to anchor itself while it sleeps.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 200 due to Highlight Tone Priority) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (around 3x) + a diffused MT-26EX-RT ("A" flash head on a Kaiser adjustable flash shoe), E-TTL metering, -1/3 FEC, second curtain sync). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.
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Sleeping Solitary Bee I
Not the first time I've seen this species of solitary bee sleeping with it's proboscis anchored into a flower's stamen.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 200 due to Highlight Tone Priority) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (around 2x) + a diffused MT-26EX-RT ("A" flash head on a Kaiser adjustable flash shoe), E-TTL metering, -1/3 FEC, second curtain sync). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.
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John Kimbler
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:iconkatermit:
katermit Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018
thank you for your gallery.
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dalantech Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome :)
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dalantech Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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Freya7 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday John Hug 
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