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Mason Bee VII
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Published: January 24, 2018
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.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (3x) + a diffused MT-24EX (both flash heads on the Canon flash mount, E-TTL metering). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held. I used an artificial flower to keep the background from being black.
Image size
4000x6000px 4.12 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, 11:36:25 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop Elements 15.0 (Windows)
Sensor Size
14mm
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DarkstripeShadowpaw's avatar
I'm amazed at your hand-held macros 
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dalantech|Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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herofan135|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah, this is incredible!
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dalantech|Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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moonstruckbyshadow|Hobbyist General Artist
Astounding
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dalantech|Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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