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Resin Bee

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Several different species of solitary bee sleep by clamping their mandibles onto something. The way that their jaws are designed they natural close and the critter has to use its muscles to open them, so it can snooze and still stay clamped tight. But to come off of that perch they have to get their metabolism going, and this Resin Bee is trying to push off of the grass stem that it chose to sleep on cause it wants to get away from me. Not long after I got this shot he managed to free himself and take off.

Trachusa interrupta, male. Image taken in Lago Patria, Italy in June of 2021.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F14, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (3x) + 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.
Image details
Image size
6000x4000px 4.28 MB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 80D
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
Aperture
F/14.0
Focal Length
65 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Jun 8, 2021, 7:57:58 AM
Sensor Size
22mm
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SkyPotatoFire's avatar

very nicely done