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European Carder Bee III by dalantech European Carder Bee III by dalantech
Technique: I found this European Wool carder bee snoozing on a Lavender stalk before sunset and woke up early the next morning to photograph it. I placed an artificial flower in the background to keep it from being black.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 200 with highlight tone priority) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (5x) + a diffused MT-24EX (both flash heads on the Canon flash mount, E-TTL metering with -1 2/3 FEC). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.
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Given 2018-03-30
A majestic extreme macro photograph of a sleeping bee with exquisite details. European Carder Bee III by dalantech is  ( Featured by JustACapharnaum )

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B00nty Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2018
Juste wow super niveau de détails c'est trop mignon en plus
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Merci!
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Thystyn Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I am very impressed that this lovely macro is handheld! 
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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:iconmyou93:
Myou93 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Omg wow!
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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CreativeMark24 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  Hobbyist
Superb! Congragulations on your DD!:love:
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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CreativeMark24 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Hobbyist
You're welcome, it is always such a pleasure! :love:
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconmaggiefromspace:
MaggiefromSpace Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018  Hobbyist
Always fascinating to see them close up. It reveals so many details we usually are unaware of!
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed.
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:iconnnamleo:
nnamleo Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018
Super cool shot !!!
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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:iconfusiondrawer:
FusionDrawer Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A BEE?!
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, but not the kind that makes honey.
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:iconfusiondrawer:
FusionDrawer Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know. Sweet picture.
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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:iconfusiondrawer:
FusionDrawer Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
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:iconfusiondrawer:
FusionDrawer Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aside from the NCS references, this looks superb.
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Beautiful!!

Congratulations on your much deserved DD!  :)
Congrats on DD By Marphilhearts by LindArtz

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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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Pepper-Lynx Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This shot is impressive and I froze when I saw it, but I'm also terrified at how close up this is. How much did you zoom vs getting that close to the bee?
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!

The lens is 1.6 inches from the bee, and I'm hand holding the camera. Easy day.
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Pepper-Lynx Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow you've got a steady hand, I'm super shaky XD I actually can't draw with my whole arm, just my wrist, because I have to rest my arm on something to keep it steady
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dalantech Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
I use several different techniques to keep my hands steady.
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Incredible macro! The details are stunning
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconmep4photography:
MEP4Photography Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Whoa! That’s some macro shot! Superb! Congratulations on your DD. You surely deserve it.
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconmep4photography:
MEP4Photography Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure!
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:iconfractaldragon:
Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
What an amazing macro! Congrats on the DD!
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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Avatar-J24 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
🤤 ahhh! Lol
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Not sure what's funny.
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:iconpakwanpanman:
PakWanpanman Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So bees DON’T close their eyes when sleeping?
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
They don't have eye lids....
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:iconpakwanpanman:
PakWanpanman Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So they are still able to see?
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Yup, and sleep.
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MarcoUSA Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018
Congratulations on the DD! It is an amazing picture!
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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DarkstripeShadowpaw Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018
Congratulations on the DD!
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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Catgirldstr11 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018
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dalantech Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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insanity-pillz Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Professional General Artist
-surfs the comments for bee puns and "Not the Bees!" memes-
Welp, time for a drinking game!
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dalantech Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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Wildfire-of-Mars Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018
It must have been perfectly bee-haved to have got a brilliant shot like that!
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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Wildfire-of-Mars Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018
I'm sorry but my jokes are awful
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January 23
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Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 80D
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
Aperture
F/11.0
Focal Length
65 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
May 28, 2016, 10:43:21 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop Elements 15.0 (Windows)
Sensor Size
14mm

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