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Finger Fed Bumblebee II by dalantech Finger Fed Bumblebee II by dalantech
Technique: I had been trying, unsuccessfully, for a few weeks to get this shot. Every time I tried the bumblebee would just fly off. But I got a break in the weather after it rained almost two days, and the critters were more hungry than afraid. I was baiting them on a flower and after getting them acclimated to me I held my finger close to a bumblebee and it took the bait. I shot this horizontally knowing that I would turn it 90 degrees in post (easier for me than holding the camera vertically).

Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F11, 1/125, ISO 200) + a Canon EF-S 60mm macro lens with 25mm of extension (1.7x) + a diffused MT-24EX (flash head "A" set as the key and "B" as the fill, both on the Canon flash mount). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.
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TheFunnySpider Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice capture and I would like to try this out too, but I am too afraid of getting stung ^^;
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dalantech Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
You're more likely to get stung by a honeybee or a wasp (or hornet). Bumblebees are really very gentle and I've never been stung by one (not sure if their stinger can actually penetrate skin).
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TheFunnySpider Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Then you are a lucky one. I have already been stung by one.
I wanted to rescue it from the road, let it crawl onto my hand
and the bumblebee stung me right into the middle of my palm -.-.
Since then I am honestly a bit afraid of them.
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dalantech Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Must have been because it was injured. I've never had a problem with them.
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TTM77 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
always love your amazing clear shot with loads of detail.

To enjoy this pic properly I would have to turn my screen 90 degree, else this pic only fill 1/4 of the screen.  I do see why you choose this composition for the shot.
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dalantech Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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November 11, 2015
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Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 70D
Shutter Speed
1/125 second
Aperture
F/11.0
Focal Length
60 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Oct 11, 2015, 11:17:30 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop Elements 13.0 (Windows)
Sensor Size
14mm

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