Solitary Bee

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Dalantech
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Solitary Bee

Post by Dalantech »

Was surprised to find this critter in November, but it has been unusually warm this year. Taken in my "studio" (patio table), I managed to get three frames before the bee woke up and took off (I think that the flash triggered it to get active).

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (2x, 3x, and 3.5x) + a diffused MT-26EX-RT (E-TTL metering, -1/3 FEC). These are single, uncropped, frames taken hand held. I used an artificial flower to keep the background from being black.

ImageSolitary Bee by John Kimbler, on Flickr

ImageSolitary Bee II by John Kimbler, on Flickr

ImageSolitary Bee III by John Kimbler, on Flickr

AlxndrBrg
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Post by AlxndrBrg »

Gorgeous, it's a male Andrena sp. - where was the images taken, this is indeed a late date for a solitary bee

Dalantech
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Post by Dalantech »

AlxndrBrg wrote:Gorgeous, it's a male Andrena sp. - where was the images taken, this is indeed a late date for a solitary bee
Thanks!

Bacoli, Italy. Our daytime high is around 18C still (64 freedom units ;) ).

Do you think it hatched?! Seems really odd to see a male this late in the year.

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