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Feeding Bumblebee I by dalantech Feeding Bumblebee I :icondalantech:dalantech 14 2 Leaf Cutter Bee IV by dalantech Leaf Cutter Bee IV :icondalantech:dalantech 60 4 Caterpillar Feeding on Mint II by dalantech Caterpillar Feeding on Mint II :icondalantech:dalantech 30 2 Snoozing European Wool Carder Bee IV by dalantech Snoozing European Wool Carder Bee IV :icondalantech:dalantech 29 0 Feeding Sawfly II by dalantech Feeding Sawfly II :icondalantech:dalantech 74 5 European Wool Carder Bee by dalantech European Wool Carder Bee :icondalantech:dalantech 31 1 Feeding Soldier Beetle in Poppy III by dalantech Feeding Soldier Beetle in Poppy III :icondalantech:dalantech 13 0 Sweat Bee II by dalantech Sweat Bee II :icondalantech:dalantech 16 1 European Wool Carder Bee by dalantech European Wool Carder Bee :icondalantech:dalantech 18 0 Reception by dalantech Reception :icondalantech:dalantech 193 15 Leaf Cutter Bee III by dalantech Leaf Cutter Bee III :icondalantech:dalantech 21 1 Pre-Flight Maintenance by dalantech Pre-Flight Maintenance :icondalantech:dalantech 17 0 Snoozing European Wool Carder Bee III by dalantech Snoozing European Wool Carder Bee III :icondalantech:dalantech 49 3 Leaf Cutter Bee II by dalantech Leaf Cutter Bee II :icondalantech:dalantech 20 1 Feeding Long Horned Beetle II by dalantech Feeding Long Horned Beetle II :icondalantech:dalantech 22 1 Leaf Cutter Bee by dalantech Leaf Cutter Bee :icondalantech:dalantech 22 2

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Seeing the Invisible Lines
</b>Photographers see what the world can not or will not.
This is a feature of some of the best macro, surreal, some still life, and abstract photography on deviantART that deserve more views and more comments than they're getting.
On a Slant by poeticdiscord Still Hungry, She Whispers by poeticdiscord Spider Portrait by poeticdiscord :thumb111889183: God save our gracious queen... by Ankarett :thumb111887391: continuitate by ChimeraMyth facing towards the beach by fhalixx ooo by fhalixx leans in wall by fhalixx Vanishing Point by Greekines Cherish yesterday, Dream tomor by Zitocas Invade by raemarshall Burning by Fleurf The Wisdom of Trees by ahermin popart1 by hexia Waiting for summer by elriptide Viverei by closer-to-heaven Spitting Fire Dragon by ahermin Over Flow by SpunDesign Fly ladybird fly by methab Star Candies -3- by AnnieMeow Honeybee on Yellow III by dalantech Pink Flower by M-J-L-S :thumb111894909: :thumb111894974: Star by BobboKrull :thumb111894398: :thumb111894239: Valentine by Marie0108 Cigarettes by juice91903 :thumb111893665: :thumb111892721: Pink Fluff by soPWNEDXcore nokia mediator 5 by windj :t
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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...

Activity


Feeding Bumblebee I
When I got back into macro this year I decided to go after active subjects, and to push myself. So I'm really happy with this shot of a feeding bumblebee.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (2x) + 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 Lavender stem with my left hand, and resting the lens on that same hand to keep the scene steady. I injected Agave nectar into the Lavender flower to give the critter a reason to let me get close.
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Leaf Cutter Bee IV
This male Leaf Cutter Bee (Megachile sp) was only in my Lavender for a few days, so I tried to get a lot of different compositions.

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 fill for this shot), E-TTL metering, -1/3 FEC, second curtain sync). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held. I'm holding on to the Lavender stem 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 II
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.

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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Snoozing European Wool Carder Bee IV
The way that these European Wool Carder Bees sleep in my Lavender is almost comical.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (around 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 Lavender with my left hand, and resting the lens on that same hand to keep the scene steady.
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Feeding Sawfly II
Sometimes when I'm shooting a lethargic subject it will wake up and start going about it's normal routine. That's what happened while photographing this Saw Fly. The tricky part is tracking a moving subject when the frame at 4x is only 5.7mm wide by 3.7mm high.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (around 4x) + 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 

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