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Forraging Sweat Bee by dalantech Forraging Sweat Bee :icondalantech:dalantech 97 5 Red Mason Bee III by dalantech Red Mason Bee III :icondalantech:dalantech 82 3 Red Mason Bee II by dalantech Red Mason Bee II :icondalantech:dalantech 86 4 The Studio by dalantech The Studio :icondalantech:dalantech 8 6 Blue Mason Bee II by dalantech Blue Mason Bee II :icondalantech:dalantech 100 9 Hatching Red Mason Bee I by dalantech Hatching Red Mason Bee I :icondalantech:dalantech 111 16 Red Mason Bee I by dalantech Red Mason Bee I :icondalantech:dalantech 45 4 Blue Mason Bee I by dalantech Blue Mason Bee I :icondalantech:dalantech 56 8 Sleeping Solitary Bee II by dalantech Sleeping Solitary Bee II :icondalantech:dalantech 43 6 Sleeping Solitary Bee I by dalantech Sleeping Solitary Bee I :icondalantech:dalantech 86 14 Mason Maintenance by dalantech Mason Maintenance :icondalantech:dalantech 21 6 Red Mason Bee IV by dalantech Red Mason Bee IV :icondalantech:dalantech 66 7 Red Mason Bee III by dalantech Red Mason Bee III :icondalantech:dalantech 68 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 59 6 Red Mason Bee I by dalantech Red Mason Bee I :icondalantech:dalantech 89 14

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Underappreciated - Part 19







Tiger lily by syysmyrkkylilja shadows by holyRandom
leaves by secret-mirror
Alnus II by Karinta Maybe by firepaved
Listen to us by firepaved
Red by vanillapearl Kiss From a Rose by AWanderingDryad
Untitled by Nikoletta-Kolozs
little by lindahabiba Softness by VeraOzerskaya
red flowers by secret-mirror
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Time for features
Heey! 
Well I am here for almost two months and there are some people I watch on DeviantArt. And to be honest, I love their art! :D (Big Grin) I really love the colors, the details, animals, the nature, the feeling it gives me and they are all an example for me, so I want to spread their art so more people see it, because their art is worth it! 
ColinHuttonPhoto
   
dalantech 
   
Furtogenic 
  
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Light Hunters Feature #130










*** by Tarasov
Converse by Poromaa
7437 III by immugraah
Gnossienne by Abanna
A ton etoile by Julieoftheworldtree
Undefined by MKAphotography
Liquid Modernity by Abanna
:::Silverrr::: by SATYRJA
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Img 3651-1 by snomanda Img 3651-1 :iconsnomanda:snomanda 71 15
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Macro Spotlight Vol. 207
   
MarcosRodriguez's
Spotlight Vol. 207
Macro
The Spotlight
Fly macro
by StevenHammond
location
by dahmer-land
Jumping spider's colored land
by Kisarisary
Secrets
by ioanabranisteanu
Goutte29
by hubert61
color circle
by 1poz
Falling
by FemtoGraphy
Makro 1
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June Monthly Theme/Pollinators
Our next monthly theme for June will be "Pollinators"
Butterflies, Bees and Hummingbirds.
Here is a short feature on what we can looking for!
Three submissions per person is allowed! 
June 1st-30th

         

                   


         
Free like a butterfly by KlaraDrielle
          A Momentary View by papatheo  
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Img 2839-1 by snomanda Img 2839-1 :iconsnomanda:snomanda 89 20
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Eye Popping Art Feature MAY 2016
Hello and welcome to May's Eye Popping Art Feature!
Have you ever come across a piece of art that is so amazing it makes you stop right in your tracks and just stare with your eyes wide open at how utterly amazingly incredible it is?
Well that is what this feature is about, I'm going to be showcasing the best pieces of all kinds of art once a month, at the end of every month and this is the very first one.

I do hope that you all enjoy this feature, with all these amazing pieces of art as much as I do!
In this feature you will find a mix of art in digital and traditional.
So please sit back and enjoy!
But first, let us meet these talented artists of May!
:iconjustingedak: :iconcutereaper: :iconoer-wout: :iconbrietolga: :iconoprust: :icongedogfx: :iconlora-vysotskaya: :iconvbmonkey26: :iconkelshray-photo: :iconlightbulbmoon: :iconbatjorge: :iconeternal-dream-art:
:iconahmed-fares94: :iconbarbaramincedmeat: :iconmarijeberting: :iconikonokl4st: :iconnelleke:
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Awesome photography XII
Enjoy the 12th edition of my photography feature series! :onfire:






Short Eared Owl - Look out below by JestePhotographyDresden Historic District by Stefan-Becker
Floh in Huxel by valentina-86
Cloud Surfing by PiecesOfAnsley
Phidippus pius by ColinHuttonPhotoSweet Dreams by Wolfskuss
Maren by aufzehengehenJagged by AntonioGouveia
...hallstatt XVII... by roblfc1892
Cat in wood anemone by PebelsPast memories XII by EmilStojek
*** by Tarasov
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Macro Spotlight Vol. 205
   
MarcosRodriguez's
Spotlight Vol. 205
Macro
The Spotlight
Be with us
by lindahabiba
Reseau
by StoFF-1990
Pink ocean
by lueap
Bubbles
by lilikokos
Dandelion
by LiaCam
The Fly
by Shyll-j
Imagine
by Yuukon
La Fourmi A Cote Du Bouleau
by hubert61
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Lipotriches ceratina by melvynyeo Lipotriches ceratina :iconmelvynyeo:melvynyeo 163 11
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DA-Animals Art Feature: - First Week Of May 2016
Welcome to our feature! 
We've had some great submissions this week.
Congratulations to those who have received a DD for their fabulous work! 
We look forward to seeing your best work! 
Enjoy!

         

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Grazing Exmoore pony mare by AlesGola
          dangerous look by MT-Photografien
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Monthly Prompt May - Weekly Prompt 5
Welcome To

A group for writers of all things Prose.
Prose:- (n) Ordinary writing as distinguished from verse.
:star::bulletred::star:PLEASE READ:star::bulletred::star:
THIS IS NOT A POETRY GROUP
HOWEVER...

...I have created a SINGLE FOLDER for poetry called The Odd Poem . THIS FOLDER and THIS FOLDER ALONE is where you can post poetry. Alternatively it can go to our sister group My-Soul-Bleeds-Ink .
WELCOME TO

Hello guys! I am PennedinWhite, and I will be heading up some fun times and prompts from here on out (with the help of MagicalJoey and the team). We would like to jump start the group again, and with that – a bit of a challenge for May. If you aren’t all familiar with Special Holiday Fun, we are going
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Macro Spotlight Vol. 204
   
MarcosRodriguez's
Spotlight Vol. 204
Macro
The Spotlight
Water Elemental II
by MateuszPisarski
eye no. 15
by krowa666
Glow
by Ikarusthefirst
Sweet curl .
by 999999999a
Pink crayon
by shpyo
Housespider Eating Stinkbug
by WanderingMogwai
Woodlouse
by dalantech
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Mature content
Feature of Faves :iconmocris:Mocris 16 57
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April Feature (Part Two)
Hi all, here's the part two of this month's feature as promised! ^^
Also, if you haven't seen it yet, do check out the awesome continuation of JustACapharnaum's Why I love macrophotography which features an insightful interview with the current CV for macrophotography, MarcosRodriguez!

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Feature time, enjoy! :D




  
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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...

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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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Forraging Sweat Bee
I really like photographing these little female sweat bees as they forage for pollen in Sour Grass flowers because it's really difficult. When it's windy they can't tell the difference between the breeze and me grabbing onto the flower to keep it still. But today there was almost no wind. Lots of deleted frames.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (close to 3x) + a diffused MT-26EX-RT with a Kaiser adjustable flash shoe on the "A" head (the key), E-TTL metering, +1/3 FEC, second curtain sync). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.

Image selected by National Geographic as one of the photos of the week:  www.nationalgeographic.com/pho…
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Red Mason Bee III
Pretty much perfect conditions to find a lethargic solitary bee. It was sunny in the early afternoon, but the temperature dropped and it rained. So this little guy's metabolism tanked and I was able to get some photos.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 200 due to Highlight Tone Priority) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (4x) + a diffused MT-26EX-RT with a Keiser adjustable flash shoe on the "A" head (the key), 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 II
Pretty much perfect conditions to find a lethargic solitary bee. It was sunny in the early afternoon, but the temperature dropped and it rained. So this little guy's metabolism tanked and I was able to get some photos.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 200 due to Highlight Tone Priority) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (over 2x) + a diffused MT-26EX-RT with a Keiser adjustable flash shoe on the "A" head (the key), E-TTL metering, -1/3 FEC, second curtain sync). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.
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The Studio
Technique: It was warm enough earlier today for the solitary bees to get active but a storm front came through, temperatures dropped, and it rained. So the critters got active and their metabolism tanked when they got cold and wet.

What you're seeing in the photo (other than a picnic table that desperately needs cleaned -bad weather and cats) is a male Red Mason bee on a flower. I cut the flower's stem and put it in a wood clamp (I carry several in my camera bag). Behind it are three flowers that I bought at Ikea and twisted together. I can change the color of the background simply by rotating it.

I've got my left hand on the table balled into a fist, and I'm resting the lens on that same hand.  With everything on the same platform (the table) it's relatively easy to keep everything steady. I manually focus the scene by moving my hand and/or the lens. Sometimes I'll use a similar technique but instead of using a clamp I'll just hold onto the stem of the flower with my left hand and rest the lens on that same hand. Works pretty much the same.
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Blue Mason Bee II
Cool temperatures slowed this little guy down enough so I could get a few photos. I dragged the shutter to expose for the natural light in the background.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/60, ISO 200 due to Highlight Tone Priority) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (about 4x) + a diffused MT-26EX-RT, 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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