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Macro Photography Contest : Nature 2008
:star: Macro Photography Contest : Nature 2008 :star:
We are very excited to announce to you a new macro photography contest. This contest is about macro in nature and is limited to true macro photography only. The definition of macro is capturing an image of a subject in life size ( 1:1 ) or larger than life size ( 2:1 , 3:1 , 4:1 , etc. ) on the recording media, whether that be film or digital sensor size.
Start date : December 1st 2008 12:01 am EST
End Date : January 10th 2009 11:59 pm EST

Contest Rules :
- Only Nature Photography entries are permitted ( film or digital )with minor adjustments (slight curves,levels, color adjustments etc. adding a border is allowed as well, but make sure the actual image without a border is min. 800 px at the
longest side).
- One entry per person only.
- The photo has to be taken and submitted during the year 2008.
- All entries must have exif data. People who are shooting film must include exif dat
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livingpixels-online asylum for macro-photographers
I want to introduce a new Macro-Photography-Forum
that was recently launched by amelsen and dalantech.
.living.pixels. www.livingpixels.org
an online asylum for macro photographers
It is dedicated to close-up and macro.
"The .living.pixels. community welcomes all close-up and macro photographers who has a desire to share pictures, ask questions, read news & reviews, discuss gear and techniques and more."
This great Site for every Macro-Photographer or everybody who is interested in Macro-Photography is very new and the Community is not that big at this moment with 52 Members. But there are great photos (directly linked to deviantART or flickr), discussions and informations. And it would be great to see other Macro-Photographers join this Community!
Here is an assortment of members that are deviants at the same time as an little appetizer.
There are much more and don't be mad when you can't find yourself here.
:iconamelsen: amelsen Allan Melsen
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Critique from the Extreme-Macro Group: I like the refraction in the drops, and I like the way the grass is crossing the frame. Excellen...


Critique from the Extreme-Macro group: Looking at the overall area that's in focus I think that you nailed placing the depth of field a...


What struck me first about this image is the light -the way it plays across the petals and adds strong contrast to the stem. Light is o...

by buleria

I've known buleria (Remus) for a very long time, and I've watched him transform from an average macro photographer to one of the best n...

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Sleeping Solitary Bee II
Here's a higher magnification view of how this solitary bee uses it's proboscis to anchor itself while it sleeps.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 200 due to Highlight Tone Priority) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (around 3x) + a diffused MT-26EX-RT ("A" flash head on a Kaiser adjustable flash shoe), E-TTL metering, -1/3 FEC, second curtain sync). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.
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Sleeping Solitary Bee I
Not the first time I've seen this species of solitary bee sleeping with it's proboscis anchored into a flower's stamen.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 200 due to Highlight Tone Priority) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (around 2x) + a diffused MT-26EX-RT ("A" flash head on a Kaiser adjustable flash shoe), E-TTL metering, -1/3 FEC, second curtain sync). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.
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Mason Maintenance
The bad weather is really making it tough for the local pollinators. I was shooting this waterlogged Mason Bee when he started cleaning the water off of his fur.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 200 due to Highlight Tone Priority) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (3x) + a diffused MT-26EX-RT ("A" flash head on a Kaiser adjustable flash shoe), E-TTL metering, -1/3 FEC, second curtain sync). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.
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Red Mason Bee IV
This newly hatched Red Mason Bee (male) is one of mine. The cocoons I harvested last year are starting to hatch. Due to the cool temps (13C) and overcast skies this little one was having a tough time getting his metabolism up. He would move around and then freeze, and I'd look for a photo.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/125, ISO 200 due to Highlight Tone Priority) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (about 2x) + a diffused MT-26EX-RT ("A" flash head on a Kaiser adjustable flash shoe), E-TTL metering, 0 FEC, second curtain sync). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.
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Red Mason Bee III
About a dozen Mason Bees hatched today, and I carried them to some flowers so they could get some energy. Due to the cool (14C) partly cloudy weather they had a hard time getting their metabolism going. This little guy would forage for a while then turn around to look outside the flower. His metabolism would tank and every time he stopped moving I'd look for a photo.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 200 due to Highlight Tone Priority) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (about 2.5x) + a diffused MT-26EX-RT (both flash heads on the Canon flash mount to keep the flower from blocking the "A" flash head), E-TTL metering, (+1/3 FEC, second curtain sync). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.
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John Kimbler
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katermit Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018
thank you for your gallery.
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dalantech Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome :)
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dalantech Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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Freya7 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday John Hug 
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