Bee on Verbena

Common carder bee on verbena bonariensis.

Common carder bee on verbena bonariensis.
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geophotos April 10, 2019
What a delightful furry little creature, captured in great detail. Unlike any I've seen in the antipodes! One of the candidates for my Flowers and Bees challenge? :))
SuJones May 21, 2019
Thank you GDD79, Daveh and vbgreetings.
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PitbullFuzo May 18, 2020
Amazing photo!!
If you don't mind could you please tell me what lens do you use?

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Behind The Lens

The bee, a Common Carder Bee, was photographed while it was collecting pollen on a Verbena Bonariensis.
Late afternoon, about 1630hrs, on a summers day.
Natural, late afternoon sun, shaded area.
Canon EOS 650D camera with a Canon 60mm macro lens. The combination is relatively light and ideal for handheld shots so no tripod was used. Insects tend to be fast moving so I chose not to use a tripod and utilised a fast shutter speed to counteract camera shake. i do not possess a ring flash, something I would like, the lighting was natural.
I love all types of wildlife. Macro photography enables me to see insects in detail, therefore, I photograph any insect that moves in my garden allowing me to identify and research it later in the comfort of my home.
Minimal - cropped, vibrance and clarity using Affinity Photo.
In my camera bag
Camera, selection of lenses, cleaning items and remote shutter release for use with a Gorillapod tripod.
Identify suitable plants in advance that will attract the bees. If possible, think ahead and grow/purchase and plant the flowers in your garden, it will make it easy to locate a suitable subject to photograph, you won't have to travel too far when the weather and lighting are perfect.

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