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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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Today's Amazing Art Feature
Today's Amazing Art Feature
I love deviantART! Go Give all These Wonderful Artist some DA Love I love deviantART!
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Wild, Wonderful World #12 + Facing Issues
I want to share some amazing and inspiring photographers to me that have managed to capture nature essence wonderfully, enjoy and support them!



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Undiscovered Art
Time to discover some art (and artists) that could use some extra exposure.  Don't just fave-and-run, tell the Deviant why you clicked that little yellow star.  Give them some encouragement and put a smile on their face!  We all could use a little more happiness in our days.  =) (Smile)

  

  

  

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Macro Spotlight Vol. 184
   
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Spotlight Vol. 184
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Light Splash
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Lacrimas
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The Under-Loved, Vol. 14
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Late Afternoon, Dublin by brassteeth

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Woah-These-Photos-Are-Super-Amazing Feature #1
Please share the love if you see any you like and go see their page with more amazing artwork! 
Congratulations  for being  featured, here are my Daily Deviation Highlights:
     

   

 
Absolutely Amazing Photography:  
Autumn Reflected by Bimmi1111  The Only Way is Up by thrumyeye
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The Tree of Life by SvenMueller 
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DIABOLIC RED
RED ART

 



Dark Autumn by Nelleke Minoo by porbitalMoonrise by BSGuyIncognito My Africa 64 by catman-suha
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Macaw by LP-Designs Img 1502-1 by snomanda
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Cherries by AlvaroGJ
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The Treasure Chest- Ed. 12
:icondevnews: DevNews :icondevnews:
:icongrouphugplz:Welcome To Our VISUAL News Showcase :icongrouphugplz:
What is it?
:icontreasurechestplz:THE TREASURE CHEST:icontreasurechestplz:
"The Treasure Chest"-
Truly OUTSTANDING work, found from around dA from Active Deviants,
any genre or media, with 299 faves or less.

:note: We've had a couple of good questions about what is considered ACTIVE for this monthly event.
ACTIVE: If the artist has not shown ANY signs of ANY activity within Eight (8) weeks, or so, I would not suggest them. At least not for the time being- they may return of course, because two months isn't  super long.
Activity does not necessarily mean submitting deviations, though. They could be here every day commenting, replying, doing features for other people, and otherwise being supportive, but perhaps NOT submitting their own work for say... a YEAR, for example.
And this is still considered ACTIVE, in my opinion.
I hope this helps. :
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Macro Spotlight Vol. 181
   
MarcosRodriguez's
Spotlight Vol. 181
Macro
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Resistance
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Mig 6600
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Drop
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Celestial Flow
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Lay it down slow
by Skepticu
Marbles made of Water
by Hazel-Photography
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This fortnight's media: PHOTOGRAPHY!
  
   
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= O X by Ragnar949 Light a Light... by Hermetic-Wings REHAB III by sth22art
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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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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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LindArtz Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist

HAVE A GREAT BIRTHDAY ! :party:



WISHING YOU A LOVELY DAY! Birthday smileys 2 by poisen2014


Happy Birthday my friend! by TheGalleryOfEve:iconhappybirthday2you: Cake for your BDay by KmyGraphic


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

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