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November 18, 2016
"With incredible mastery over the technical functions of macro photography, this artist highlights the beauty of an insect on the brink of extinction" Mason Bee Series 3-2 by dalantech
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Mason Bee Series 3-2

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Male of Megachile (Chalicodoma) parietina.

Technique: It was a cool day (18C) with partly cloudy skies and intermittent light showers -perfect weather to go looking for solitary bees since they'll have a tough time keeping their metabolism up. I got lucky and found this Mason bee semi-dormant in my Lavender. This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held. I used an artificial flower to keep the background from being black.
 

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (around 2x) + a diffused MT-24EX (both flash heads on the Canon flash mount, E-TTL metering).
Image details
Image size
6000x4000px 3.6 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 24, 2016, 12:04:27 PM
Sensor Size
22mm
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H-style1's avatar
Some amazing pictures, the detail captured is just wows. 😊😊
25fire7525's avatar
UGH I WISH I CAN KILL ALL THE DAMN BEES/HORNETS/WASPS IS THE WORLD :angry: 
dalantech's avatar
There would be a lot less food, and a lot more pests, if you did...
25fire7525's avatar
Well what would happen if you killed all the bugs in the world STEVEN UNIVERSE MASTER OF POKER FACE 
dalantech's avatar
We would most likely starve to death. 
25fire7525's avatar
...Well shit...its worth it chara plz 
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suezn's avatar
Amazing!!! Heart 
suezn's avatar
My pleasure!!! 
w-h-i-s-p-a's avatar
WOW!!!! That is incredible. I would critique but I don't think I have enough to say... just that it is so fantastic and the detail OMG
MajikkanBeingsUnite's avatar
OMG he's so cute and fluffy!!!! :squee:
Kiwiplayer1's avatar
I want to BEE That BEE
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Not me, they only live one season. 
Kiwiplayer1's avatar
"FUN" fact did you know that the bee movie became meme?
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Kiwiplayer1's avatar
Check it out it makes you asked yourself what the human race has done to a innocent bee movie.
AngusMcTavish's avatar
They actually DO look really cool up close. Fantastic job on this!
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