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European Wool Carder Bee

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I had another early morning session with a European Wool Carder Bee (Anthidium florentinum) that was snoozing in my Lavender. This one has a lot of scratches on its eyes, and that happens when they clean them due to the barbs that they have on their legs. For this shot I focused on the leading edge of the bee's mandibles and then twisted my wrist to push the top of the frame deeper into the scene. The result is a "magic angle" that creates the illusion that there is a lot of depth.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F14, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (set to under 2x) + a diffused MT-26EX-RT with a Kaiser adjustable flash shoe on the "A" head (the key), E-TTL metering, -1/3 FEC). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held. In post I used Topaz Denoise AI and Clarity in that order. I used an artificial flower to keep the background from being black.
Image details
Image size
6000x4000px 3.97 MB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 80D
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
Aperture
F/14.0
Focal Length
65 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Jul 20, 2021, 7:12:07 AM
Sensor Size
22mm
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