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Sleeping Solitary Bee II by dalantech Sleeping Solitary Bee II :icondalantech:dalantech 36 6 Sleeping Solitary Bee I by dalantech Sleeping Solitary Bee I :icondalantech:dalantech 83 14 Mason Maintenance by dalantech Mason Maintenance :icondalantech:dalantech 21 6 Red Mason Bee IV by dalantech Red Mason Bee IV :icondalantech:dalantech 65 7 Red Mason Bee III by dalantech Red Mason Bee III :icondalantech:dalantech 66 6 Red Mason Bee II by dalantech Red Mason Bee II :icondalantech:dalantech 59 7 Blue Mason Bee Birth Day by dalantech Blue Mason Bee Birth Day :icondalantech:dalantech 61 6 Red Mason Bee I by dalantech Red Mason Bee I :icondalantech:dalantech 89 14 Feeding Honeybee V by dalantech Feeding Honeybee V :icondalantech:dalantech 28 6 Mason Bee VIII by dalantech Mason Bee VIII :icondalantech:dalantech 22 2 European Carder Bee IV by dalantech European Carder Bee IV :icondalantech:dalantech 25 10 Mason Bee VII by dalantech Mason Bee VII :icondalantech:dalantech 24 6 European Carder Bee III by dalantech European Carder Bee III :icondalantech:dalantech 211 69 Feeding Chafer Beetle II by dalantech Feeding Chafer Beetle II :icondalantech:dalantech 20 2 Mason Bee VI by dalantech Mason Bee VI :icondalantech:dalantech 23 0 Mason Bee V by dalantech Mason Bee V :icondalantech:dalantech 28 10

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Under 100 Faves Feature
The 100 works you see here have less than 100 :+fav:s! (at the time of putting the the article together) I hope you like them as much as I do :dance:
  


Sunset on the Sea by alexandarsh Indian Ocean symphony by westaussie
:thumb216233736: Singularity - Taishan Sunrise by fr1gidity Bearthday by Radiatr
Sunset on Dartoor by TamarViewStudio 1.21 Jigawatts by BWTurley :thumb213375748:
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corriere piccolo by FrancoBorsiWildLife Daddies Little Bruiser. by AbbottPhotoArt Wasnt Me by Eternalfall1
Dharma I by WesleySAbney Pai's Little Girl by SistersGrimms Kociak by Vanja95  
:thumb215304856: Baby Bunny 1 by felill Kodiak and Sage by MMR2001
So Like a Rose by zzombiegirl :thumb213810663: :thumb213304853: :thumb217708487:
Palm Curls by kimboj .: p u r p l e :. by minor004 Two is company by RibbonBlack
Hikaru by DismayedSense 265 by Nigrita dust disturbed by miezeTatze
Bell by MikkoLagerstedt Salsify by IndianRain a072872 by tigerelune
:thumb217298827: ________ by lisans I meet him to day by rdalpes
:: Natural Jewel :: by HarisDrako In suspension by SzymonMic :thumb2
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mr Inferno by shade-pl mr Inferno :iconshade-pl:shade-pl 915 102 The Architect called Nature by FlorianHebel The Architect called Nature :iconflorianhebel:FlorianHebel 309 135 Purple-Shot Copper by MartinAmm Purple-Shot Copper :iconmartinamm:MartinAmm 689 67
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Hall Of Fame ( 13 - May 2011 )
:new: :bulletred: Before talking about the features, I want to present something briefly. For those who still care and who would like to make a change in someone’s life, you are free to share your ideas concerning our Project called The "Think about it" Project. Your opinion counts! And no, we are NOT expecting donations of any kind etc. , because this project isn’t based on any financial principle. Details can be found on the official updated website: www.thethinkaboutitproject.com .
:new: :bulletblue: Those who have been members of our Group for quite a while are aware of the fact that many of the Group's Submissions end up in my and Alligatorr's favourites, being featured in my Journals, being featured in our Hall Of Fame and being suggested as DDs. So, keep submitting, people, because there are only advantages in it for you.
:bulletblue: This is the Hall Of Fame of my :iconForeverArtGroup: . Here you c
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Awesome Macro In The Last Week #6
Please :+favlove: So more people will see it! Spread the love!
All images are in the Macro gallery if they are not "real" Macros I'm sorry. Palm Curls by kimboj Hundred Sixteen. by Annarigby Falling comet... by Yancis :thumb213831420: :thumb213385130: :thumb214412433: 10,000 Days by Kameolynn Vortex by Kameolynn 021 by peikkoluola Precious Little Treasure by ravador Like a pearl. by 0paline Take Off by xeneras Moist by JoniNiemela :thumb213404630: Roll The Dice by KendraKayKayKamera :thumb213932654: :thumb214401134: Simple by Dipliner Aster by VinayRao Golden world by Sea-of-wonders It's very romantic dews by diensilver :thumb214428906: Summer memory II by WindyLife :thumb214432597: PEACE. .. by light-from-Emirates Waiting for summer by pqphotography
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Ectemnius lapidarius by Dark-Raptor Ectemnius lapidarius :icondark-raptor:Dark-Raptor 152 27
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Contest Winners: Macro Beauty in Everyday Objects
WINNERS of the Macro Photography Contest : Beauty in everyday Objects
Original News Article :  Macro Photography Contest : Beauty in everyday Objects
After a good and long review the judges have voted in the winners of this awesome contest. It wasn't easy and the final results were very very close. Let me start by presenting you some beautiful runner up photos:





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Now let me present you the top 3 winners in a reverse order. All winners will receive a features from the following deviants and groups, besides the awesome prize packages for each winning place :
photofairy Design-of-Liquid AngeliqueRaindrops ShownThroughMusic shuttermonkey petrova WH1T3-N0153 CSnyder bdwfh phantaz phoenixleo Cinestress KuchikixRukia Wheels-Of-Joy :devT
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Obscured Photos: 0-5 Comments // Issue 59
ObscuredPhotos is a photography group dedicated to exposing obscured (unknown, underappreciated, etc.) photography. It doesn't matter where you are at in terms of skill; if you are underappreciated and you feel you deserve more recognition, you've come to the right place!
The 0-5 Comments issues feature a photographer as well as 3 deviations with less than 5 original comments from a wide variety of photography. Please give your time to :+favlove: this article and to write constructive comments so that you make a true difference to the artists featured here.
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Featured Photos
Abstract & Surreal
~featured by FallenUmbrella

Animals, Plants & Nature

Architecture

Conceptual
Dummy - Painting With Light I by Eowyn-86 :thumb20
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Lycaenidae Sp by buleria Lycaenidae Sp :iconbuleria:buleria 25 4
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Most beautiful macro photography of nature
I have made a lot of favorite collections around DA and one of them is my macro collection. I really love to do it myself but I'm not so good as most of the artists here on DA and since I love nature the most, here are the most prettiest and sharpest macro picture in my favorite collection!  It was really really hard to choose but here they are!
If you like these you can also browse through my collection because I have so many more beautiful works collected: http://pamba.deviantart.com/favourites/38593327
Give these artists some love and :+fav: this article if you like it! :)
  
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Something I can never have by mebilia lilac. by impatienss closer.. by impatienss  Bokeh Tuesday by Lady-Tori
Ice Rose by eyedesign 60 by YanaBondareva : l u m i e r e s : by hellfirediva Chilling by Oer-Wout velvet by yv  hello winter by violetkitty92 Glow II by ninazdesign :thumb
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Bee 24 by Prototyps Bee 24 :iconprototyps:Prototyps 68 17
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Macro Contest : Beauty in everyday Objects
Macro Photography Contest : Beauty in everyday Objects
EDIT : The ending date for this contest was changed to May31st !
This contest is about the tiny things you find around your house and surroundings everyday, things you would normally submit to the Macro Photography Gallery under "Objects" . Walk around your house and be creative , find the unusual things and take a nice photo of them . Try to pay attention to focus, detail, originality and composition. Examples of such little beauties can be found almost in every room of your house e.g. jewelry , pencils, spices , figurines , etc. While water and flowers can be in your house as well, I encourage you to think outside the box and try to capture something different and more original.
Your submission must meet the following requirements :
:bulletpink: The maximum size of the subject photographed can not be larger then
2.5 cm ( 1 inch ), it has to be one subject or part of a larger
subject. Make sure that the imag
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March's TOP Submissions from Unframed-Nature
Greetings Everyone! :wave:
Welcome to Unframed-Nature’s :iconunframed-nature:’s TOP SUBMISSIONS of MARCH 2011.
We greatly appreciate that you are here, whether you are a member of the Group yet or not. Either way, we are truly grateful for your support! :thanks:
We’d like to welcome all of our wonderful NEW members, and we look forward to seeing more of your wonderful submissions soon! :clap:
A BIG thanks to our loyal members who have been here for a while, those who submit work, who vote on our Monthly Top Submissions, who come and give the group encouragement, support, and :+fav:’s, and who support our contests, and those who do a combination of any of these! :heart:
As per the BLOG in the Group, from about a week ago, THIS particular month, we did NOT have the membership vote on TOP SUBMISSIONS of MARCH, which is what we usually do for EACH MONTH’S voting!  
THIS particular month was Administrators' Choice Month, which is
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Critiques


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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