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Canon
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Canon EOS-1D Mark III
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1/250 second
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F/16.0
Focal Length
65 mm
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800
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Jul 6, 2014, 12:54:25 PM
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Adobe Photoshop Elements 10.0 Windows
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Pollination Series 1-1 by dalantech Pollination Series 1-1 by dalantech
Shooting Carpenter Bees in the heat of the day is some of the most difficult macro photography that I've ever done! Hoping to get another chance to photograph them before the "macro season" is over.

Tech Specs: Canon 1D Mark III (F16, 1/250, ISO 800) + a Canon MPE-65mm macro lens (1x) + a diffused MT-24EX. This is a single, uncropped, frame taken with a monopod that had no ball head. The monopod helps me to steady the camera, and not using a ball head means that I can rapidly change the height of the my rig.
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I do not know where I can start to talk about this shot, because I am speechless right now.
In my opinion, it deserves the tallest punctuation due to the fact of the difficulty of shotting a bee, they are not there, posing for you, and in here we can see it with all its details. It is possible to appreciate the tongue of the bee, in its pollination work, the pollen covering the animal...
I have to thank the patient of the photographer, who bring us a intimate moment between the animal and the flower, and of course, implore them to continue with this.
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ssabbath Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Awesome macro, Polen is so messy! lol!

The scenery is great! Good catch!
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dalantech Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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Delta9c Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is Incredible!
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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Delta9c Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem, all of your work that I've seen so far is incredible!
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TgTfProductions Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Damn!!! This is super awesome. I kind of shudder when I see it (being afraid of insects and all) but it looks amazing.
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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Kohana12 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Wow! This is Awesome!  sooooooo pretty!
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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DaxterBoyAwesome Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In someones elses point of view, thats plant jizz on a bee.

Let that sink in for a moment.
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dalantech Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Honey is bee spit...
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DaxterBoyAwesome Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its actually bee vomit after the plant nectar ferments in the bees stomach.

On the other hand not what i was refering to! You see the yellow stuff on the bee? Thats pollen also known as plant jizz.
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dalantech Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I know what you were referring to :D
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VN0 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Is that a third eye in the center of the forehead?
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dalantech Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
They have three light sensors at the to of their heads called Ocelli that can be used to triangulate the speed and direction of an attack by how a shadow falls over them. Most insects have Ocelli. 
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Andra44 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Student Photographer
wow! Bravo!
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dalantech Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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Liebazinha Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
It's truly amazing and a beautiful shot!
Love every detail 
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dalantech Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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