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Sleep Walking by dalantech Sleep Walking by dalantech
Technique: It was early in the morning and this Wool Carder Bee was having a tough time getting its metabolism going. I was holding onto the stem of that flower with my left index finger and thumb, and resting the lens on that same hand to keep everything steady. The bee would occasionally move, and when it stopped I'd roll the flower's stem with my fingers to turn the critter toward the camera and look for a composition. I'm shooting from a low angle so that you can connect with the subject, and because that top down "I'm about to step on it" angle is really boring (it's how we see the small world most of the time). I used an artificial flower in the background to keep it from being black. My goal isn't to make an image look "natural" since the word is just too subjective. But I do want you to be able to suspend disbelief and just enjoy the scene.

Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F10, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (around 2x) + a diffused MT-24EX. This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held. F10 cause I accidentally hit the aperture adjustment wheel on the camera and didn't notice.
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papatheo Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Professional Photographer
Very nice work!
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dalantech Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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mockingbirdontree Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015
Only great!
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dalantech Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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XoPachi Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015
What a precious. 'w`
Nice shot, man.
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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October 9, 2015
Image Size
2.3 MB
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Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 70D
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
Aperture
F/10.0
Focal Length
65 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
May 23, 2015, 8:25:28 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop Elements 13.0 (Windows)
Sensor Size
22mm

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