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Countdown to 2015 - NINE!!!!
The year is coming to a close. A mere eleven months ago or so, this year stretched its newborn legs and wobbled forth. It steadied its step through January, found puppy love in February, enjoyed plentiful shades of green and much merriment mid-March and observed multitudes of celebratory rituals in late April (varying from the solemn to the hunt of chocolaty treats). Later, with eyes grown wise with experience, it witnessed streets filled with costumed wonders, beautiful and terrifying. And, through this all, 2014 has seen so many beautiful works of art submitted here, on DeviantArt!
What better way to bid farewell to old man 2014 than a series of countdown feature journals, celebrating those works! 
Please join me as I count down the days leading up the New Year!
9!
"Portrait"


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Macro Spotlight Vol. 145
MarcosRodriguez's
Spotlight Vol. 145
Macro
The Spotlight
Blue pearl
by Berlin-Steglitz
Rise
by ImLauraa
spiral
by Mars-Hill
Feeding Solitary Bee Series 1-5
by dalantech
Reindeer Moss
by Sixo
Heres Looking at You
by AMLensCreations
fairytale
by milkcookie
Flower macro
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Wasp
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Img 3154-1 by snomanda Img 3154-1 :iconsnomanda:snomanda 146 16
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Macro Spotlight Vol. 144
MarcosRodriguez's
Spotlight Vol. 144
Macro
The Spotlight
Water Drops 5
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Beads
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Necklace
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antzz
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A dandy in oil
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come closer
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Golden Huntsman Spider (IMG 3839 copy)
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Awesome Animals - A big photography feature!
After making this journal I really feel like getting a pet. :onfire:
Please give a favourite if you liked it!
Enjoy!







utro by rahmanioit's winter by Maaira
PYTHON CARPET by felixheru
European Crested Tit by ClaudeGfly, sheltie, fly! by Maaira
Pure by CheckAvailability
Gecko by melvynyeo
~ sunset avenue ~ by MartinPrievalskyLittle Life for Little Ant by felixheru
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Best of October Submissions
:bulletwhite: Group Rules :bulletwhite: Current Contest :bulletwhite: Our Gallery :bulletwhite:
Welcome to Magnify-Life's Best of August!!

Hello lovely members!! And Welcome to our third feature!! This month we are showing off the best submissions of October!! Sorry this is a bit late, I've been a horrible procrastinator. :ashemed: Please enjoy some of the amazing macro works submitted by you our members!!
:)





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The best of October 2014






Centaurea Cyanus by PassionAndTheCamera
Img 7986-1 by snomanda
Envelope with apples by lesyakikhDeva by lesyakikh
look at me by CliffWFotografie
Another redhead cutie! by Seb-PhotosCALLE by LEVIATAN-666
Morning Magic by KatharinaKuebler
Preparing by IndigoSummerrInverno by MariannaInsomnia

Ever so Green by FlabnBone
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You're Just Too Good To Be True

You're just too good to be true





Can't take my eyes off of you




You'd be like heaven to touch




I wanna hold you so much


Habronattus calcaratus courtship display by ColinHuttonPhoto
... wave 'em like you just don't care by ColinHuttonPhoto
Phidippus insignarius courtship display by ColinHuttonPhoto

At long last love has arrived

Damsels In Tandem by dalantech
Damsel and Eggs by Enkphoto
Connected by dalantech
And I thank God I'm alive


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Crazy Amazing Art 26
It has been forever since Ive done an amazing art feature! Ive felt so lazy lately :P Hope you enjoy this fantastic art filled feature!!
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You Had It Coming by KatharinaKueblerArms opened to life by OlivierAccart
touching light. by Raining-Insanity
Sathorn Pedestrian Bridge by palmbook

Splash of Fall (256) by TomGarotDamselfly by ColinHuttonPhoto
Wald #35 by HeikoGerlicher
Mother and son by Nataly1stvapor (bw) by NWunseenButterfly at sunset by Bliss89
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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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