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Sep 04, 2021 03:22 |  #1471

Cool, partly cloudy weather makes the perfect conditions to photograph small solitary bees. I found this Mining Bee foraging in a Dandelion.

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Sep 04, 2021 05:14 |  #1472

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.

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Sep 04, 2021 07:07 as a reply to  @ Dalantech's post |  #1473

Great capture.




  
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Sep 04, 2021 08:27 |  #1474

Pigpen101 wrote in post #19279535 (external link)
Great capture.

Thanks!


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Sep 04, 2021 14:11 |  #1475

They are excellent images John.

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Sep 04, 2021 15:22 as a reply to  @ Paul Iddon's post |  #1476

Thanks!


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Sep 04, 2021 19:45 |  #1477

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Sep 05, 2021 21:22 |  #1478

I normally use the RAYNOX M250 on a Olympus 40-150 but thought I’d give it a try on my canon 100 macro. For a quick test I’m quite pleased.

I believe it’s just over 2x.

I believe this is a little sweat bee Agapostemon so. It was the only thing found after a late evening down pour.


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Sep 05, 2021 22:47 |  #1479

These Paper Wasps hadn't fully woken up from their slumber so I was able to grab several shots and stack them in PS CC to increase the DOF.

I wish they didn't twitch their antennae and legs between frames...makes aligning/stacking more challenging.:-)

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Sep 06, 2021 12:46 |  #1480

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Sep 07, 2021 07:10 |  #1481

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Sep 12, 2021 03:43 |  #1482

A group of Sweat Bees set up camp in one of my Geranium flowers. They like to sleep under the leaves in groups, and the plant seems to offer them some good protection. I checked on them after a heavy thunderstorm and they seemed to be OK. They are called Sweat Bees because some of them are attracted to the minerals in your sweat. Image taken in Lago Patria, Italy in August of 2021.

Possibly Halictus sexcinctus.

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Sep 14, 2021 20:41 |  #1483

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Sep 23, 2021 14:30 |  #1484

As this Sweat Bee was waking up it would walk around a Geranium Petal, and when it paused I looked for a composition. They are called Sweat Bees because some of them are attracted to the minerals in your sweat. Image taken in Lago Patria, Italy in August of 2021.

Possibly Halictus sexcinctus.

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As this Sweat Bee was waking up it would walk around a Geranium Petal, and when it paused I looked for a composition. They are called Sweat Bees because some of them are attracted to the minerals in your sweat. Image taken in Lago Patria, Italy in August of 2021.

Possibly Halictus sexcinctus.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F14, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (set to 3x) + a diffused MT-26EX-RT with a Kaiser adjustable flash shoe on the "A" head (the key), E-TTL metering, -1 FEC). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held. In post I used Topaz Sharpen AI and Clarity in that order.

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