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Feeding Common Carder Bee by dalantech Feeding Common Carder Bee by dalantech
Technique: I injected artificial nectar into some of my Lavender flowers, and when this Common Carder Bee took the bait I grabbed onto the flower's stem with my left hand to keep the scene steady. I then rested the lens on my hand and looked for a good angle, adjusting the plane of focus as the critter tried to avoid me and the camera. Lots of deleted frames...

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 200 with highlight tone priority) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (under 2x) + a diffused MT-24EX (both flash heads on the Canon flash mount, E-TTL metering with -1 2/3 FEC, and second curtain sync).
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Critique by JhonJJaguar JhonJJaguar/critique/1401004001">Jul 30, 2016, 2:22:53 PM
Grande foto da manovale. Non si sta mai a cercare troppo nella messa a fuoco con le MACRO, perché sono quello che sono, ossia foto al dettaglio. Ma la composizione in se è mirabile. Il quadro è ben ritagliato sul soggetto e il suo momento in cui banchetta con un fiore posto a sinistra. Nessuno dei due soggetti è al centro, e cosi si armonizzano, ma entrambi sono bene a fuoco e perfettamente leggibili. Splendidi i dettagli degli occhi intenti al fiore, della spirotromba usata sul nettare (anche se non ricordavo che le api la avessero), Il fiore stesso, che sembra di stoffa tanto è ben nitido, lo sfondo monocromatico che non risalta e accompagna la scena. Il momento poi sembra raccontare un pasto tranquillo ma meticoloso, con lo sguardo dell'ape tutto concentrato su ciò che fa, e sembra addirittura suggerire un espressione che dice: "Sono a cena, non disturbate per cortesia!" Davvero ben fatto. Non è facile far collaborare gli insetti in queste pose: solo immagino i vari tentativi fatti e la fatica di tenere tutto insieme. A volte gioca bene anche la fortuna, che per ogni fotografo è un ottima alleata. Comunque hai colto un bel momento e siamo tutti felici di poterlo vedere. Grazie di averla condivisa con noi, e auguri per altri scatti come questo. Magari solo una cosa: cerca di spaziare un po di più sui soggetti e sul tipo di fotografia, perché potrebbe penalizzarti sia sull'interesse della galleria, sia sulla pratica in altri stili e tecniche di scatto e composizione. Ottimo lavoro, continua così. :D
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Ancient--One Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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dalantech Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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AlejandroCastillo Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016
Great capture! =)
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dalantech Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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xs-deviant Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely contrast on this one.
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dalantech Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks -been working on my post processing.
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xs-deviant Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It shows as my comment proves.
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SkyPotatoFire Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016
Cool.
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dalantech Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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KatMilliman Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016
Your photos amaze me so much. I love the detail you are able to capture. And the colors. So beautiful. I really makes me appreciate nature to it's fullest. You are very inspiring.
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dalantech Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the props!
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KatMilliman Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016
You are very welcome. I love your bee's.
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Dubala Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You cought all details in one photo.Epic
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dalantech Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Professional Photographer
Excellent. :winner:
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dalantech Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Professional Photographer
You are most welcome, indeed, my friend. :D
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DarkstripeShadowpaw Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016
Really great detail on the "tongue".
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CalfCookie Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*proboscis
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DarkstripeShadowpaw Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016
In my experience, even entomologists usually call it the tongue. But I did put it in quotes! And technically, it's the labium.
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CalfCookie Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I was always heard it being called a proboscis :P
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dalantech Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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