Newly Emegered Blue Mason Bees

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John K Veteran Member • Posts: 8,048
Newly Emegered Blue Mason Bees
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While harvesting Mason Bee cocoons they sometimes emerge as I'm taking them out of the cardboard tubes that I use for their nests. Normally I'd harvest them in November, but my refrigerator is too humid and the cocoons get mold on them. So I wait until the local weather is consistently at 15C or greater for a daily high. This February has been unusually warm though, so the bees and I are getting an early start.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (over 2x to about 3.5x) + a diffused MT-26EX RT (E-TTL metering with -1/3 FEC). These are single, uncropped, frames taken hand held. In post I used Topaz Sharpen AI, Denoise AI, and Clarity in that order.

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Canon EOS 80D Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.5 1-5x Macro
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