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Pollen Covered Blue Mason Bee III

By dalantech
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I found this male Blue Mason on a Dandelion but there were a lot or stamen in the way so I couldn't get a clear shot. So I coaxed the critter onto my finger and took a few frames before he warmed up enough to take off. This time of year it's easy to find small solitary bees that are easy to approach cause it's cool and partly cloudy. When the sun disappears behind the clouds their metabolism tanks.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/125, ISO 200) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (under 2x) + 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. Shutter and ISO set to expose the sky in the background.
Image details
Image size
6000x4000px 3.26 MB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 80D
Shutter Speed
1/125 second
Aperture
F/11.0
Focal Length
65 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Mar 27, 2021, 12:45:09 PM
Sensor Size
22mm
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herofan135's avatar

Such an awesome photo. ^^