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I was photographing this Wool Carder Bee early in the morning, but it was just too warm and the little one got active. I had time for only twelve shots and this is the last frame. Statistics: Out of the twelve, three frames were out of focus. I was wrestling with foreground objects and the bee was clamped to the very end of a Lavender flower -like shooting something at the end of a spring. Of the remaining nine frames I clipped the end of the bee's mandibles in eight of them -like shooting a portrait of a person and not getting their chin in the frame, so from a compositional perspective they won't work. I was looking for an angle that would give me the best framing for the bee when it woke up and I took the shot shown in this post.
Tech Specs: Canon 1D Mark III (F14, 1/250, ISO 200) + a Canon MPE-65mm macro lens (~ 3.5x) + a diffused MT-24EX. This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.