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Mason Bee Series 3-2 by dalantech Mason Bee Series 3-2 by dalantech
Male of Megachile (Chalicodoma) parietina.

Technique: It was a cool day (18C) with partly cloudy skies and intermittent light showers -perfect weather to go looking for solitary bees since they'll have a tough time keeping their metabolism up. I got lucky and found this Mason bee semi-dormant in my Lavender. This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held. I used an artificial flower to keep the background from being black.
 

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (around 2x) + a diffused MT-24EX (both flash heads on the Canon flash mount, E-TTL metering).
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Given 2016-11-18
"With incredible mastery over the technical functions of macro photography, this artist highlights the beauty of an insect on the brink of extinction" Mason Bee Series 3-2 by dalantech ( Suggested by brennenxr and Featured by JustACapharnaum )

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25fire7525 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
UGH I WISH I CAN KILL ALL THE DAMN BEES/HORNETS/WASPS IS THE WORLD :angry: 
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dalantech Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
There would be a lot less food, and a lot more pests, if you did...
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25fire7525 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Well what would happen if you killed all the bugs in the world STEVEN UNIVERSE MASTER OF POKER FACE 
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dalantech Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
We would most likely starve to death. 
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25fire7525 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
...Well shit...its worth it chara plz 
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Euphoric-Babe Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2016  Student Artist
Incredible!
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dalantech Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :)
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suezn Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016
Amazing!!! Heart 
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dalantech Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :)
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suezn Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016
My pleasure!!! 
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w-h-i-s-p-a Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016  Student General Artist
WOW!!!! That is incredible. I would critique but I don't think I have enough to say... just that it is so fantastic and the detail OMG
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dalantech Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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MajikkanBeingsUnite Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG he's so cute and fluffy!!!! :squee:
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dalantech Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed :)
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Kiwiplayer1 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016
I want to BEE That BEE
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dalantech Featured By Owner Edited Nov 23, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Not me, they only live one season. 
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Kiwiplayer1 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016
"FUN" fact did you know that the bee movie became meme?
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dalantech Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
No I didn't :)
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Kiwiplayer1 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2016
Check it out it makes you asked yourself what the human race has done to a innocent bee movie.
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dalantech Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
OK. 
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AngusMcTavish Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016
They actually DO look really cool up close. Fantastic job on this!
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dalantech Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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dalantech Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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helloyourataco Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
1. This is a photo
2. This is a bee not from the bee movie
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helloyourataco Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What
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helloyourataco Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't take photographs and I didn't take this picture
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helloyourataco Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You must be 5 or something
Cause I didn't steal anything
Nor did I make or post this art
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Lifelivelaugh Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016
That's that's just BREATHTAKING how did you do it?
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dalantech Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :) It was early in the morning and the bee was having a tough time getting its metabolism going. So it would move around for a little while and then stop, and when it paused I'd look for an interesting composition. 
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nnamleo Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016
Very nice shot !!! Clap 
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dalantech Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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RascalTheFox Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Hello mr beeBee Movie - Barry Icon 
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dalantech Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
😄
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Bunny-Shark-Trash Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Student Digital Artist
yOU MADE ME LOVE BEES MORE
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dalantech Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool :)
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LeviaDraconia Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Professional General Artist
:deviantart: Congrats on the DD! :heart: :deviantart:
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dalantech Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing! Congrats on the DD.
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dalantech Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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Hyped4ART Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks soo fuzzy Congrats on DD !!!!!!
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dalantech Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course, I already have this wonderful piece faved!  It's such a joy to see it featured. :)!!   Congratulations on your much deserved DD!  Enjoy the limelight. :)
Congrats on DD By Marphilhearts by LindArtz
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dalantech Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! :DALove: by Ikue
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
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dalantech Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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My Pleasure (1) by daniya-ART
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Canon
Model
Canon EOS 80D
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
Aperture
F/11.0
Focal Length
65 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Apr 24, 2016, 12:04:27 PM
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Adobe Photoshop Elements 14.0 (Windows)
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22mm

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