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Starting Her Day | by Dalantech
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Starting Her Day

Technique: I camped out in front of a mason bee house so I could get a shot of a Mason bee going to work. When they first get active in the morning they are trying to get their metabolism going, and are a little apprehensive about coming out of the reed that they are building egg chambers in. So they'll pause for a few seconds at the entrance and come out a little at a time. Once they get going they'll shoot out of that reed like a rocket.

 

Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (over 1x) + a diffused MT-24EX (both flash heads on the Canon flash mount, E-TTL metering). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.

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Taken on April 2, 2016