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Feeding Honeybee IV

I used a syringe to inject corn syrup into a lavender flower so she'd slow down and let me get close.

Tech specs: Canon 40D (F13, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MPE-65mm macro lens (@ 3x) + an MT-24EX macro twin flash (-1 FEC).
Image details
Image size
3888x2592px 1.77 MB
Canon EOS 40D
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
Focal Length
65 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jul 5, 2009, 6:30:49 AM
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LostImages's avatar
Incredible macro, full of details! Amazing! :clap:
LostImages's avatar
You are welcome. :)
ArtlessHmmmm's avatar
tricks of the trade eh? cornsyrup. The effect is marvellous. Detailed, focused and fairly scary looking. Brilliant shot!
MetaLeath's avatar
Oh my eyes! Looks scary, is it a wasp or bee?
dalantech's avatar
It's a honeybee.
MetaLeath's avatar
Oh, I see. :) Why they look so scary bu close shot...
dalantech's avatar
Lots of tension in that shot -she wants to feed on the syrup that I put in the flower, but at the same time she also wants to avoid me...
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dllavaneras's avatar
Words don't do this pic justice. Incredible!
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yzarbo's avatar
perfect sharpness! :)
CecilyAndreuArtwork's avatar
Is the red color from the syrup or part of the bee? It's intriguing to see this up close!
dalantech's avatar
The red is the bee's proboscis -like a drinking straw ;)
Without-walls's avatar
this is incredible.... the focus is perfect :D
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