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Macropis europaea, Melittidae (sleeping males)
Size: 8 mm

This shows the flower head of a field garlic (Allium oleraceum). A group of sleeping Macropis-bees clings to the bulblets covering the flower head.

This was shot from above (towards the ground) with the stalk almost completely hidden behind the flower head.

56 natural light exposures stacked in Zerene Stacker.

Canon 5DmkII + MP-E65 @ 1X, 1/5s, f/5.6, ISO100

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