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Apr 21, 2016 13:23 |  #1

Some images are from earlier this year, and some are experiments (trying to shoot tricky subjects).

Technique: This time the Mason Bee was reacting to my presence outside of her Crown Bees nesting tube. Seems that once the tube is about half full they become concerned when something gets close to it. That tube was capped the next day (full).

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (over 1x) + a diffused MT-24EX (both flash heads on the Canon flash mount, E-TTL metering). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.

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Osmia caerulescens. While inspecting my solitary bee house I thought some of them might hatch since it was 17C, so I had the camera ready.

Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (about 2.5x) + a diffused MT-24EX. This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/Fmk3​ok  (external link) Newborn Blue Mason Bee IV (external link) by John Kimbler (external link), on Flickr

Technique: I injected artificial nectar into a Lavender flower, and even though I was using bait it was still a difficult shot. The best time to photograph Hairy Footed bees is early in the morning when they are first getting active -they'll be more hungry than afraid.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 400) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens ( 1x) + a diffused MT-24EX (both flash heads on the Canon flash mount, E-TTL metering). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held. Camera set to expose for the natural light in the background, flash used to expose the subject.

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/Fqx2​Nz  (external link) Hairy Footed Bee III (external link) by John Kimbler (external link), on Flickr

Technique: While on a trip to Rieti, Italy I noticed a lot of activity around a hole by a river and to my surprise there was a swarm of Mason bees (at least two different species) collecting mud for their nests. This is the best shot I could get of a female Red Mason bee with mud in her mandibles -a split second after they lift up their heads they take off. Bonus video of the collection site. (external link)

Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon EF-S 60mm macro lens + 37mm of extension tubes and a diffused MT-24EX (flash head "A" set as the key and "B" as the fill, both on the Canon flash mount). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/Gm13​wu  (external link) Mason Bee Collecting Mud (external link) by John Kimbler (external link), on Flickr

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Apr 21, 2016 13:58 |  #2

Fantastic stuff John - and the clarity is brilliant.

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Apr 21, 2016 15:16 |  #3

Paul Iddon wrote in post #17979875 (external link)
Fantastic stuff John - and the clarity is brilliant.

Paul.

Thanks Paul 8-)

Pushing myself a lot to not have a comfort zone and to shoot under a wide range of conditions.


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Apr 23, 2016 04:20 |  #4

wonderful set....




  
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Apr 23, 2016 04:27 |  #5

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wonderful set....

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Apr 23, 2016 06:20 |  #6

Fabulous set of bee shots. Love the eyes of the bees in the middle two - they have such appeal.


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Apr 23, 2016 06:51 |  #7

chrisa2007 wrote in post #17981808 (external link)
Fabulous set of bee shots. Love the eyes of the bees in the middle two - they have such appeal.

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Apr 23, 2016 07:15 |  #8

Another wonderful set of pics of them. Loving the detail you can see on all your bee pics.

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Apr 23, 2016 09:05 |  #9

LindaB wrote in post #17981839 (external link)
Another wonderful set of pics of them. Loving the detail you can see on all your bee pics.

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Apr 24, 2016 02:39 |  #10

Inspiring series. :)


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Apr 24, 2016 22:46 |  #11

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Inspiring series. :)

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