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European Wool Carder Bee by dalantech European Wool Carder Bee :icondalantech:dalantech 16 1 Caterpillar Feeding on Mint by dalantech Caterpillar Feeding on Mint :icondalantech:dalantech 55 4 Honeybee in a Passion Flower by dalantech Honeybee in a Passion Flower :icondalantech:dalantech 20 1 European Wool Carder Bee on Alert by dalantech European Wool Carder Bee on Alert :icondalantech:dalantech 74 6 Feeding Soldier Beetle in Poppy II by dalantech Feeding Soldier Beetle in Poppy II :icondalantech:dalantech 7 0 Feeding Soldier Beetle in Poppy I by dalantech Feeding Soldier Beetle in Poppy I :icondalantech:dalantech 65 2 Miner Bee by dalantech Miner Bee :icondalantech:dalantech 11 0 Feeding Plant Bug by dalantech Feeding Plant Bug :icondalantech:dalantech 23 0 European Wool Carder Bee by dalantech European Wool Carder Bee :icondalantech:dalantech 32 4 Feeding Crab Spider by dalantech Feeding Crab Spider :icondalantech:dalantech 22 1 Feeding Honeybee by dalantech Feeding Honeybee :icondalantech:dalantech 23 1 Sweat Bee by dalantech Sweat Bee :icondalantech:dalantech 24 1 Miner Bee by dalantech Miner Bee :icondalantech:dalantech 55 2 Sawfly at 5X by dalantech Sawfly at 5X :icondalantech:dalantech 119 6 Miner Bee by dalantech Miner Bee :icondalantech:dalantech 53 0 Female Red Mason Bee by dalantech Female Red Mason Bee :icondalantech:dalantech 101 7

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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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European Wool Carder Bee
A semi active European Wool Carder Bee trying to get its metabolism going. Shot horizontally but framed for a vertical composition (I turned the shot 90 degrees in post). Easier than trying to hold the camera in portrait orientation.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (above 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. I'm holding on to the stem of the flower with my left hand, and resting the lens on that same hand to keep the scene steady.
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Caterpillar Feeding on Mint
Caterpillars feed by extending their heads and then curling up as they chew. So the trick was to focus right at the edge of the leaf and wait for the critter to bring it's head up to start the next "row". I got seven frames before it figured out I was close and stopped feeding. Shot horizontally but framed for a vertical composition, and I turned the shot 90 degrees in post. Easier than trying to hold the camera in portrait orientation.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (over 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. I'm holding on to the stem of the plant with my left hand, and resting the lens on that same hand to keep the scene steady.
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Honeybee in a Passion Flower
Even though I baited this honeybee they didn't want to let me get close. It took well over an hour to get them acclimated to my presence.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (almost 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. I'm holding on to the stem of the flower with my left hand, and resting the lens on that same hand to keep the scene steady.
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European Wool Carder Bee on Alert
Although it looks threatening this semi-active Carder Bee is just reacting to me being too close. I've never been bitten or stung, and like all solitary bees they are excellent pollinators.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (about 1.5x) + 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. I'm holding on to the stem of the flower with my left hand, and resting the lens on that same hand to keep the scene steady.
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Feeding Soldier Beetle in Poppy II
Shooting a hyperactive beetle feeding on Poppy pollen is probably the most technically challenging macro photography that I've done to date. Lots of deleted frames.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/125, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (about 2.5x) + 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.
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John Kimbler
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Clestival Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2019  Professional General Artist
Your work is so beautiful and captivating!
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist

HAVE A GREAT BIRTHDAY ! :party:



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dalantech Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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Dieffi Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
Silvester Sekt by poisen2014    Happy Birthday Rainbow Balloons by Lilyas   Silvester Sekt by poisen2014 

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dalantech Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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