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May 29, 2016 09:16 |  #1

Technique: I found this European Wool carder bee snoozing on a Lavender stalk before sunset and woke up early the next morning to photograph it. I placed an artificial flower in the background to keep it from being black.

Note: I set out to document how solitary bees sleep -really wanted to show the mandibles clamped onto a plant stem. So I shot from a low angle, focused on the mandibles, and then rolled the opposite end of the frame deeper into the scene to create the illusion that there is a lot of depth. I'm mentioning it because inevitably someone will pop into one of my threads and compliment the MP-E 65mm macro lens as if it can somehow overcome the laws of physics and provide more depth of field than any other macro lens at the same Fstop and magnification. It can't...

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/HspV​op  (external link) European Wool Carder Bee I (external link) by John Kimbler (external link), on Flickr

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/GEFi​Yd  (external link) European Wool Carder Bee II (external link) by John Kimbler (external link), on Flickr

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/GGuh​o8  (external link) European Wool Carder Bee III (external link) by John Kimbler (external link), on Flickr

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May 29, 2016 09:31 |  #2

Excellent set with wonderful detail


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May 29, 2016 10:17 |  #3

CanopicJar wrote in post #18022604 (external link)
Excellent set with wonderful detail

Thanks Travis 8-)


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May 29, 2016 18:23 |  #4

excellent set John! great detail


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May 29, 2016 22:51 as a reply to  @ alquimista's post |  #5

Great set .. I didn't know they did that.

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May 30, 2016 01:07 |  #6

Thanks Andres and Ed 8-)


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May 30, 2016 01:09 |  #7

Lovely captures John
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May 30, 2016 04:37 |  #8

excellent detail and set John.




  
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May 30, 2016 06:04 |  #9

Wonderful shots John.


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May 30, 2016 07:30 |  #10

Thanks Brian, Natuurfreak, and Bas 8-)


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May 30, 2016 10:33 |  #11

Great detail in those shots.


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May 31, 2016 02:16 as a reply to  @ cappo's post |  #12

Thanks Cappo 8-)


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May 31, 2016 04:15 |  #13

Great details in the Jaws and Eyes. The false dof working well as an illusion. Nice to hear the explanation of the technique too.


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May 31, 2016 11:27 |  #14

Superb shots John, really great work.

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Jun 01, 2016 02:22 |  #15

Thanks Chrisa and Linda 8-)


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