Xylocopa caffra

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[/box] I started today’s shooting with an exercise in pure futility.

An exercise in futility

An exercise in futility

I mounted a Canon EF 200mm f2.8 L to a Kenko Macro Extension Tube to a K&F Concept EF to NEX adapter to a Sony Alpha 6000…
Being stuck at f/2.8 in manual does not help when trying to catch flying insects, in fact I would not recommend it to anyone but as I noted it was an exercise in futility, I just had to try.

Onto today’s photo, this is the Xylocopa caffra also commonly known as the Carpenter Bee and this is a bee I would rather not argue with, large does not describe it, for a bee that is (2cm +)
Shot in my garden.

[toggle title_open=”Photograph Information” title_closed=”Photograph Information” hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”default” excerpt_length=”0″ read_more_text=”Read More” read_less_text=”Read Less” include_excerpt_html=”no”] [twocol_one]Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Settings: 250sec, f/5.6, ISO 100
Focal Length: 220mm
35mm focal length: 220mm
Number of photos: 1
[/twocol_one][twocol_one_last]Filter: No
Flash: No
Tripod: No
Software: Photoshop Ligthroom CC
Taken: 6 December 2016[/twocol_one_last] [divider_flat] [/toggle]

Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2016

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