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Sleeping Megachilid II | by johnhallmen
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Sleeping Megachilid II

Anthidium punctatum, Megachilidae, 7mm

 

This miniature bee was shot early in the morning while it was still asleep – with mandibles tightly locked around a stalk. 43 mixed light exposures stacked in Helicon focus.

 

Lens: Bellows mounted Zeiss Luminar 63mm f4.5.

 

Lighting: Natural light + Nikon SB-400 with DIY beautydish diffuser as fill flash from above left.

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Taken on July 10, 2010