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Leaf Cutter Portrait

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By dalantech   |   
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I found this Leaf Cutter Bee early in the morning, covered in pollen, and the dew had slowed its metabolism down. While photographing it the critter woke up and started "chattering" -rapidly opening and closing its mandibles. It looks intimidating, but it's not trying to bite but simply trying to get its blood pumping. Kinda like when we get cold and shiver.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/125, ISO 200) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (set to 4x) + a diffused MT-26EX RT (E-TTL metering). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held. In post I used Topaz Denoise AI and Clarity in that order.
Image size
6000x4000px 2.98 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 80D
Shutter Speed
1/125 second
Aperture
F/11.0
Focal Length
65 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Jul 25, 2020, 8:43:16 AM
Sensor Size
22mm
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Rather awesome shoot