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Foraging Sweat Bee II

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This Female Sweat Bee is anchoring herself with her mandibles while she uses her front legs to strip pollen off of Sour Grass anthers and pack it around her back legs and abdomen. It is easier to take images like this one on windy days because the vibration induced by the breeze masks the vibration I cause when I grab onto the stem of the flower. Image taken in Bacoli, Italy in April of 2020.

Halictidae Lasioglossum

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (set to 2x) + a diffused MT-26EX-RT with a Kaiser adjustable flash shoe on the "A" head (the key), E-TTL metering, -1/3 FEC, second curtain sync). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held. In post I used Topaz Sharpen AI and Clarity in that order.
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Image size
6000x4000px 3.27 MB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 80D
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
Aperture
F/11.0
Focal Length
65 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Apr 12, 2020, 11:47:07 AM
Sensor Size
22mm
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Sweat (bee) and toil