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Forraging Sweat Bee
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By dalantech   |   Watch
Published: April 13, 2019
I really like photographing these little female sweat bees as they forage for pollen in Sour Grass flowers because it's really difficult. When it's windy they can't tell the difference between the breeze and me grabbing onto the flower to keep it still. But today there was almost no wind. Lots of deleted frames.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (close to 3x) + 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.

Image selected by National Geographic as one of the photos of the week:  www.nationalgeographic.com/pho…
Image size
6000x4000px 4.28 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
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 13, 2019, 12:17:39 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop Elements 17.0 (Windows)
Sensor Size
22mm
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Congrats on the NG photo of the week!
SkyPotatoFire's avatar
THIS IS SO COOOOOL!!!
DigiPainteR's avatar
very cool ... love the composition of this one
Hazlenaut's avatar
she looks like she is snuggling.
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akphotographystudioProfessional Photographer
Excellent work and gallery, congrats! :)
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herofan135Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful, just wow!
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