Macro Spotlight Vol. 123MarcosRodriguez'sMacro Spotlight Vol. 123 by MarcosRodriguez
Spotlight Vol. 123
Drop on the leaf II
Rain Drops Keep Falling.. 2
the crown jewels...
Curculionidae - Ruesselkaefer
I found this solitary bee immobile on one of my sunflowers after a storm came through. I waited until early in the morning to photograph it hoping that it would be lethargic, but it became active. So I put some honey on a flower petal and got the critter to climb onto it and start feeding. What I like about this frame is how the bee's gola (tongue) is bent -it was literally lapping up the honey like a kitten drinking milk.
Tech Specs: Canon 1D Mark III (F14, 1/250, ISO 200) + a Canon MPE-65mm macro lens (2x) + a diffused MT-24EX. This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held. I am holding on to that petal with my left hand, and I'm resting the lens on that same hand to keep the scene steady. The "blue sky" is a piece of light blue plexiglass with a piece of glossy photo paper behind it.