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Snoozing Long Horned Bees

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I got lucky and found a pair of snoozing Long Horned Bees -named after their long antenna. Not uncommon for them to sleep together, and I wonder if it helps them to keep warm or possibly to warm up and get active faster.

Tetralonia malvae, males.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F14, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (over 1x) + 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. I used an artificial flower to keep the background from being black.
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Image size
6000x4000px 5.19 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 10, 2021, 7:40:15 AM
Sensor Size
22mm
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Your photography is the bee's knees!