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European Wool Carder Bee IV

By dalantech
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I spotted this European Wool Carder Bee snoozing in some flowers around sundown and waited until the next morning to photograph it. But it was 23C (73F) and it didn't take long for it to wake up and fly off.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 200) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (set to roughly 2x) + a diffused MT-26EX RT (E-TTL metering). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held. In post I used Topaz Denoise AI and Clarity in that order.
IMAGE DETAILS
Image size
6000x4000px 4.63 MB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 80D
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
Aperture
F/11.0
Focal Length
65 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Aug 5, 2020, 7:07:58 AM
Sensor Size
22mm
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Comments6
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mecengineer's avatar

wonderful

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KimberlylanHobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, what a shot
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Fifth5DragonHobbyist Photographer
This is absolutely stunning! You said captured this handheld? Why’d you wait until morning to take the picture?
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dalantechHobbyist Photographer

I was hoping that it would be cool enough in the early morning to slow the critter down and give me more time to work. But it was too warm and the bee got active pretty quick.

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mantisngo2468Professional Photographer

Beautiful!

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oil2smudgeHobbyist General Artist
😮 Spectacular!
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