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Red Mason Bee II

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By dalantech   |   Watch
Published: April 6, 2019
Pretty much perfect conditions to find a lethargic solitary bee. It was sunny in the early afternoon, but the temperature dropped and it rained. So this little guy's metabolism tanked and I was able to get some photos.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 200 due to Highlight Tone Priority) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (over 2x) + a diffused MT-26EX-RT with a Keiser adjustable flash shoe on the "A" head (the key), E-TTL metering, -1/3 FEC, second curtain sync). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.
Image size
6000x4000px 3.44 MB
Canon EOS 80D
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
Focal Length
65 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Apr 3, 2019, 7:33:27 PM
Adobe Photoshop Elements 17.0 (Windows)
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WyllowAtmehProfessional Artisan Crafter
These photos are absolutely amazing and touching. Fantastic view of insect realms. Thank you for sharing these!
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Bee: Human, put that away, I'm bushed. 
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VasiDragosHobbyist General Artist
Congratulation Clap well deserved DD!!
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NotWithoutHonorHobbyist General Artist
Great job
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Grace-ZedHobbyist General Artist
Congratulations on the DD~!!! :clap: 
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morningstarskidHobbyist Photographer
Stunning Image
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Azumie-AngelHobbyist Traditional Artist
*shudders* so cute but so fearful
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Congratulations on the DD! Clap
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GeaAustenProfessional General Artist
brilliant photo ..love the eye !!
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vw1956Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations on the DD!
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Do you mind I use your photo as a reference for a drawing ?
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dalantechHobbyist Photographer

Not at all! Send me a link to the drawing when you're finished.

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I will when I finish it. In the middle of a digital painting right now, not sure how long it will take.
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Unity85Hobbyist Photographer
Something is cute
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