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July 23, 2008
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Canon
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Canon EOS 40D
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
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F/11.0
Focal Length
65 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Jul 22, 2008, 5:24:07 PM

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July Solitary Bee I by dalantech July Solitary Bee I by dalantech
Shot at almost three times life size with a Canon MPE-65mm macro lens.

I found this solitary bee on a Lavender flower after a rain storm -the sudden drop in temperature caused its metabolism to tank. I picked the flower and moved it to a table so I could position it and keep the bee steady. Since I was shooting for the Detail in Macro contest I set up a 580EX II as a slave off of an MT-24EX and hit the bee with three flash heads to get as much light as possible on its compound eye.
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:iconkajua:
Kajua Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008   Writer
how did you keep the bee steady?
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
It had rained and there was a drop in temperature, so the bee's metabolism was very low.
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:iconkajua:
Kajua Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008   Writer
good god you're my idol.
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
It just takes practice, and it helps to learn a litle about the subjects that you want to shoot.
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:iconkajua:
Kajua Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008   Writer
i hear you, its like that for my pelicans
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:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on honorable mention
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
=D Welcome
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KillerAngel47 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
I really like how the light is reflected on its eyes. :XD: :D :D
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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