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Collecting Pollen
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By dalantech   |   Watch
Published: May 2, 2015
This female miner bee look like she's eating this flower's stamen, but she's really rust trying to anchor herself while she packs pollen onto her hind legs.

Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F16, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (> 2x) + a diffused MT-24EX (both flash heads on Kaiser adjustable flash shoes). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.

Technique: It was windy, so it was easy for me to grab onto the flower that the bee was in without spooking it. Once I had the flower's stem in my left index finger and thumb I I rested the lens on that same hand and waited until I could get an angle that would make the most out of the shallow depth at almost 3x. Lots and lots of frames...
Image size
5472x3648px 4.08 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 70D
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
Aperture
F/16.0
Focal Length
65 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
May 2, 2015, 12:31:37 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop Elements 13.0 (Windows)
Sensor Size
22mm
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I like the composition. It associates me with a foetus.
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Thanks :)

Does kinda look that way.
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Great colour and clarity on the details. :) 
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"Mine, it's mine. You can't have it!" In the voice of Yzma from 'The Emperor's New Groove'.
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:)
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Great photograph (love the admission of lots of frames:) ).
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Anyone who tells you that they shoot in the field and nail every frame is either photographing still life or they are lying to you...
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I lie to myself all the time :)
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:D
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Sneeze: Ah... ahh.. ACHOO!
Transcendent. Ohm... Ohm...

:eager: by darkmoon3636 
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