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Sleeping Solitary Bee II by dalantech Sleeping Solitary Bee II :icondalantech:dalantech 33 6 Sleeping Solitary Bee I by dalantech Sleeping Solitary Bee I :icondalantech:dalantech 78 12 Mason Maintenance by dalantech Mason Maintenance :icondalantech:dalantech 22 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 61 6 Red Mason Bee I by dalantech Red Mason Bee I :icondalantech:dalantech 90 14 Feeding Honeybee V by dalantech Feeding Honeybee V :icondalantech:dalantech 27 6 Mason Bee VIII by dalantech Mason Bee VIII :icondalantech:dalantech 21 2 European Carder Bee IV by dalantech European Carder Bee IV :icondalantech:dalantech 24 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 27 10

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Macro/Close up - Photography
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on the rocks by mescameshpulsatilla 2009 by mescameshWallpaper 1440x900 Macbookpro by mescamesh
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Solitary Bee Portrait III by dalantechMiner Bee at 2x_II by dalantechWasp Reflection I by dalantech
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Beautiful. by padika11Butterfly and lizzardhead by padika11Bath in the morning II by padika11
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ants by buleriaEarly morning portrait by buleriaThanks, John Kimbler by buleria
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Bee Features
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Hot and Spicy by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Carpenter Bee 40D0023915 by Cristian-M
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Awesome Macro In The Last 3 Days! #9
:thumb136157224::thumb136361902::thumb136340908:gently by teresa-lynnAffection by Calypsion312:thumb136340666:Baited Honeybee II by dalantech003 by POTOLassieAlive by lipstickmisfit:thumb136169057:The Flower Within by Jenni77Hitch-hike by WALKING-GIRLtuesday by all17:thumb136201959:Purple Drop by sjaBDrop.. by AlFuraihRed rose by zanskou
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MACRO FEATURES FOR YOU MY FRIENDS
:wave: Hi Again to all!!!
Another features and this time its about "MACRO Collection"!!!:heart::)This is my way of Thanking and appreciating you all my friends/watchers/members for your continues support....!
Plz. give some love to them and to their works...!:heart::huggle::hug:
Watch and Enjoy!!!:)
Oh, My Lovely Stamen by tCentric-media Good Enough to Eat by signmeupscotty :thumb109899823: Magnolia Middle by Jenna-Rose Crystal by padika11 SPLASH11 by paritosh Milky Disc by Mick75 Water Drop.10 by Speedbird1961 Where life is found by JulianBryce :thumb125636799: ..:: Strawberry Fizz ::.. by Pjharps Behind these hazel eyes by thecr4zYc4ndY It's Love... by Gryphonia :thumb125301935: Run away by Lonnieatk :thumb125365536: Dream by itssamanthababy Its on the tip of my tongue by Frostschock Landing Pad by dandelgrosso Abraxas sylvata by DaWascht Evening aerobics by coyote77ro Hairy Antenna by melvynyeo Tree frog by Alabamaphoto You Found Me by llinderv Red by Lidija-Lolic  she by joannaag The Top by LizAnn Droplet Study 04 by thefrozendaffodil 'One Wish Only' by Irena-N-Photography Music by iluvhorsez1297 Sunny Daisy by lynsea :
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Its on the tip of my tongue by Frostschock Its on the tip of my tongue :iconfrostschock:Frostschock 162 70
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Wasps and Bees
After a very thrilling poll, we want to announce our new MBC-feature about WASPS AND BEES. Again, we tried to give you a brief overview of some very experienced and some less experienced wasps- and bees-photographers on DeviantArt and again  we invite you to submit your own pictures in this theme (more info in our latest journal). Thanks to everyone who voted and visited us last month!
:icondalantech: dalantech
- How did you start with this kind of pictures? What was your inspiration?
I've always been fascinated by insects, and my inspiration for macro photography is due to my mentor, Professor Mark Plonsky.
- Why do you like taking pictures of wasps and/or bees?
I think it's because of the variety in them (a lot of different species here) and I really like their eyes. Also they're a real challenge to get close to when they are active...
-  What equipment do you use to take pictures of wasps and/or bees? Camera, lenses, tripod, flashes, any o
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The Breathless Halt by FramedByNature The Breathless Halt :iconframedbynature:FramedByNature 920 245

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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