Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F11, 1/60, ISO 200) + a Canon EF-S 60mm macro lens with 37mm of extension + a diffused MT-24EX (-2/3 FEC). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.
Technique: I injected 2:1 sugar syrup into the Basil flower to give her a reason to let me get close. I shaded the subject so that the flash would be the only significant light source on the bee. The dragged the shutter to help expose for the natural light in the background.
Una abejita en las jardineras de polanco, pasa desapercibida en nuestro ajetreado día, ella hace su trabajo puntual y sin respingar, todos dependemos de ella, ella no es ninguna godinez, ella es la obrera más fiel y trabajadora.
Apis mellifera Linnaeus, 1758, Western Honey-bee, with Pieris brassicae (Linnaeus, 1758), Utterslev Mose, Søborg, Denmark, 25 July 2015
Honey bees (or honeybees) are a subset of bees in the genus Apis, primarily distinguished by the production and storage of honey and the construction of perennial, colonial nests out of wax. Honey bees are the only extant members of the tribe Apini, all in the genus Apis. Currently, there are only seven recognised species of honey bee with a total of 44 subspecies, though historically, anywhere from six to eleven species have been recognised. Honey...