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Pollen Covered Mining Bee

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Cool, partly cloudy weather makes the perfect conditions to photograph small solitary bees. I found this Mining Bee foraging in a Dandelion.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/125, ISO 200) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (set to over 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 Sharpen AI and Clarity in that order. ISO and shutter set to expose for the natural light in the background.
Image details
Image size
6000x4000px 2.74 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
Apr 2, 2021, 11:21:30 AM
Sensor Size
22mm
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autumniulia's avatar

amazing close-up :love:

Omnibug's avatar

This may be a stupid question, but how did you manage to focus on the bee ? Whenever I try it, the bees and flowers move too quickly for me to focus on them; I can only hit them by accident...

dalantech's avatar

It is an early morning photo when the bees are slowed down by the cool weather.

Omnibug's avatar

Tricky ! :-)

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