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POST YOUR BEE SHOTS (any non-butterfly all pollinators are welcome - wasps, etc.)

 
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Jun 14, 2022 14:32 |  #1651

Dalantech wrote in post #19391139 (external link)
The European Wool Carder Bees are back. I found this male sleeping in my Lavender last night and photographed him this morning. It's too warm, even at 5:30 AM, so he only gave me a minute or two before he woke up.

Tech Specs: Canon 90D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (set to 2x) + a diffused MT-26EX-RT, E-TTL metering, -1 FEC). This is a single frame taken hand held. In post I used Topaz Denoise AI and Clarity in that order.

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Jun 14, 2022 15:18 |  #1652

Finsnapper wrote in post #19391202 (external link)
Such a great photo!

Thanks!


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Jun 14, 2022 16:16 |  #1653

PSteven wrote in post #19391209 (external link)
Fantastic capture!

Thanks! I managed to get a vertical shot before the critter got tired of me and the camera. Will most likely post it tomorrow.


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Jun 14, 2022 20:28 |  #1654

I managed to get a good angle on this Paper Wasp this morning, still snoozing on the nest.:-)

This was at approx. x2.5:1 with the Canon MP-E65 macro lens, a stack of 5 frames in PS CC to extend the DOF.

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Jun 15, 2022 12:09 |  #1655

Here's the portrait image of the European Wool Carder Bee that I photographed yesterday. I found this male sleeping in my Lavender the night before and photographed him in the morning while he was still snoozing.

Tech Specs: Canon 90D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (set to 2x) + a diffused MT-26EX-RT, E-TTL metering, -1 FEC). This is a single frame taken hand held. In post I used Topaz Denoise AI and Clarity in that order.

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Jun 18, 2022 12:15 |  #1656

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Jun 21, 2022 12:05 |  #1657

Here's a "movie poster" composition of a male European Wool Carder Bee that I photographed this morning. There are about half a dozen of them that are sleeping in my Lavender, and the females have been making nests in the stone wall around my place.

Tech Specs: Canon 90D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (set to over 3x) + a diffused MT-26EX-RT, E-TTL metering, -1 FEC. This is a single frame taken hand held. In post I used Topaz Denoise AI and Clarity in that order.

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Jun 21, 2022 13:07 |  #1658

Dalantech wrote in post #19394308 (external link)
Here's a "movie poster" composition of a male European Wool Carder Bee that I photographed this morning. There are about half a dozen of them that are sleeping in my Lavender, and the females have been making nests in the stone wall around my place.

Tech Specs: Canon 90D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (set to over 3x) + a diffused MT-26EX-RT, E-TTL metering, -1 FEC. This is a single frame taken hand held. In post I used Topaz Denoise AI and Clarity in that order.

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/2nto​R4F  (external link) European Wool Carder Bee III (external link) by John Kimbler (external link), on Flickr

Fabulous detail, especially the eye.




  
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Jun 22, 2022 01:35 |  #1659

Finsnapper wrote in post #19394335 (external link)
Fabulous detail, especially the eye.

Thanks! The light quality and angle worked for me, and not against me, on that one.


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Jun 27, 2022 12:05 |  #1660

The European Wool Carder Bees are still sleeping in my Lavender. It's so warm, at sunrise, that all I have to do is look at them and they get active. This one is female -their antennas only have 12 segments (males have 13).

Tech Specs: Canon 90D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (set to just under 2x) + a diffused MT-26EX-RT, E-TTL metering, -1 FEC). This is a single frame taken hand held. In post I used Topaz Denoise AI and Clarity in that order.

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Jul 02, 2022 02:26 |  #1661

tropical carpenter bee (external link)

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Jul 02, 2022 02:33 |  #1662

Dalantech wrote in post #19394308 (external link)
Here's a "movie poster" composition of a male European Wool Carder Bee that I photographed this morning. There are about half a dozen of them that are sleeping in my Lavender, and the females have been making nests in the stone wall around my place.

Tech Specs: Canon 90D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (set to over 3x) + a diffused MT-26EX-RT, E-TTL metering, -1 FEC. This is a single frame taken hand held. In post I used Topaz Denoise AI and Clarity in that order.

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/2nto​R4F  (external link) European Wool Carder Bee III (external link) by John Kimbler (external link), on Flickr

"Hi, Doctor. My vision is blurry, can you check for me."
"No worries! May I know which eye?"
"You check for me, I don't know."


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Jul 04, 2022 22:41 |  #1663

Pear-tailed Potter Wasp (external link)

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Above: "Keep away" warning sign in red

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Above: They're harmless unless you provoke them.

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Jul 05, 2022 05:54 |  #1664

Very nice sets!

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Pear-tailed Potter Wasp (external link)


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Jul 05, 2022 06:37 |  #1665

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Very nice sets!

Thanks!


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