Baited Honeybee

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Dalantech
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Baited Honeybee

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I put a few drops of Agave Nectar on a zucchini flower to give this honeybee a reason to let me get close. This image works as is, or turned to the left for a portrait.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/100, ISO 200) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (2x) + a diffused MT-26EX RT (E-TTL metering with -1/3 FEC). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held. In post I used Topaz Denoise AI and Clarity in that order. The sharpening built into Denoise AI looked so good I used it to sharpen this photo.

ImageBaited Honeybee by John Kimbler, on Flickr

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Re: Baited Honeybee

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Very well done. Baiting a bee to stay is a trick I should try one day.
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Re: Baited Honeybee

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MarkSturtevant wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:28 pm
Very well done. Baiting a bee to stay is a trick I should try one day.
Thanks :)

Just get a syringe with a large diameter needle, roughly .6mm or so. For a thick 2:1 sugar syrup I like to use a needle in the .8 to 1mm range. The pharmacist looks at me funny when I ask for such a large needle :D

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