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European Carder Bee IV by dalantech European Carder Bee IV 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 before it warmed up and got active. I placed an artificial flower in the background to keep the background from being black. This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 200 with highlight tone priority) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (around 2x) + a diffused MT-24EX (both flash heads on the Canon flash mount, E-TTL metering with -1 2/3 FEC).
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DarioKormanjec Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Well done! DeviantArt 
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dalantech Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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Ancient--One Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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dalantech Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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Ancient--One Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You deserve it.
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018  Professional Photographer
Epic portrait. Does she actually have three extra eyes up there?
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dalantech Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)

Yup, but they are simple light sensors. When the shadow of a predator falls across them the critter can triangulate the speed and angle of the attack, so they know when and in what direction to dodge.
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018  Professional Photographer
I never knew this about these critters, always thinking they had only two compound eye sets. Knowing this new info invokes me to study them much deeper... Your pictures will help greatly in that regard, since you have a talent for getting in really close.
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dalantech Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018  Professional Photographer
Many welcomes. :D
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Submitted on
January 25
Image Size
4.7 MB
Resolution
4000×6000
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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, 10:26:46 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop Elements 15.0 (Windows)
Sensor Size
14mm

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