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Female Mason Bee

By dalantech
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Another cool, partly cloudy day so I went looking for solitary bees since they have a tough time staying active in this weather. Although this female Mason Bee might look ferocious she's just chattering her mandibles in an attempt to get her metabolism going so she can get away from that jerk with the camera ;) I'm not sure if this is a Red or a European Blue Mason, the males are easier for me to identify.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/125, ISO 200) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (over 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.
Image details
Image size
6000x4000px 3.91 MB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 80D
Shutter Speed
1/125 second
Aperture
F/11.0
Focal Length
65 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Apr 4, 2021, 11:26:03 AM
Sensor Size
22mm
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ElvisThroop's avatar

Incredible detail!

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Junkiia's avatar

This type of stuff usually freaks me out, but this is amazing. Great shot!