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June 17, 2021
Long Horned Bee by dalantech
Featured by ElyneNoir
Suggested by LindArtz
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Long Horned Bee


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I got lucky and found a one of the Long Horned Bees, named after their long antenna, sleeping in a flower and I photographed it as it woke up. The area where I found it is the last fifteen meters of an overgrown dead end road that's going to be mowed soon, so I transplanted a couple of the flowers that they like to my yard.

Tetralonia malvae, male.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (over 1x) + 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. I had a hard time keeping the scene steady and you can see my finger in the background.
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Image size
6000x4000px 3.61 MB
Canon EOS 80D
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
Focal Length
65 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jun 8, 2021, 7:37:56 AM
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Tinselfire's avatar

Haven't seen one of those before. You learn something new every day.

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This is a wonderful macro. You can see why this bee has its name. Congrats on the DD!

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Yesss!!! :love: Congratulations on your DD for this incredibly Beautiful capture!!! :clap:

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Another well-named insect.

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Truly Beautiful capture!!! omg!!! :love:

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