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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 size
6000x4000px 3.6 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 24, 2016, 12:04:27 PM
Sensor Size
22mm
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Some amazing pictures, the detail captured is just wows. 😊😊
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UGH I WISH I CAN KILL ALL THE DAMN BEES/HORNETS/WASPS IS THE WORLD :angry: 
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There would be a lot less food, and a lot more pests, if you did...
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Well what would happen if you killed all the bugs in the world STEVEN UNIVERSE MASTER OF POKER FACE 
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We would most likely starve to death. 
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...Well shit...its worth it chara plz 
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Incredible!
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Thanks! :)
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Amazing!!! Heart 
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Thanks! :)
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My pleasure!!! 
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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
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Thanks!
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OMG he's so cute and fluffy!!!! :squee:
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Indeed :)
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I want to BEE That BEE
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Not me, they only live one season. 
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"FUN" fact did you know that the bee movie became meme?
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No I didn't :)
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Check it out it makes you asked yourself what the human race has done to a innocent bee movie.
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OK. 
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They actually DO look really cool up close. Fantastic job on this!
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Thanks :)
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