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Tree House VII

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By dalantech   |   Watch
Published: October 30, 2019
Location  Bacoli, Italy
This is a male Red Mason Bee that I photographed in April of 2015. I watched a female build nests in the same tree, and I saw her offspring the following year.

Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F16, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (about 1.5x) + a diffused MT-24EX (-2/3 FEC). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held in Bacoli, Italy.

Technique: I had to camp out in front of this tree, early in the morning, for quite some time before the little guy got use to me and the camera. We played a lot of "Bee-Ka-Boo".
Image size
5472x3648px 3.13 MB
Canon EOS 70D
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
Focal Length
65 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Apr 4, 2015, 7:19:03 AM
Adobe Photoshop Elements 17.0 (Windows)
Sensor Size
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Tackon's avatar
Quirky and sweet. Who would have thought?
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Stunning capture. =)
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This is incredible, the photo really gives personality and even a feeling of empathy for this bee. Wonderful 👏

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Great shot!
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Excellent ! Nice bee-ka-boo :D
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demihimeHobbyist General Artist

Oh, what a cute little friend~! All that detail makes this a really great shot~!

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Cute little bee
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Ok thats really adorable. Bees are so coot!

7/10 picture. Needs more Louis Vuitton

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wild-imagesHobbyist Photographer
Fantastic work ! Great timing
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LindArtzHobbyist Digital Artist
... and...  bless your patience! :aww:!!!   I could neva! :rofl:!!!

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LindArtzHobbyist Digital Artist
What a little Cutie! :aww:!!! :heart:!!!


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