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Foraging Sweat Bee II by dalantech Foraging Sweat Bee II :icondalantech:dalantech 113 5 Forraging Sweat Bee by dalantech Forraging Sweat Bee :icondalantech:dalantech 100 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 91 4 The Studio by dalantech The Studio :icondalantech:dalantech 8 6 Blue Mason Bee II by dalantech Blue Mason Bee II :icondalantech:dalantech 101 9 Hatching Red Mason Bee I by dalantech Hatching Red Mason Bee I :icondalantech:dalantech 113 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 57 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

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Under 100 Faves Feature
The 100 works you see here have less than 100 :+fav:s! (at the time of putting the the article together) I hope you like them as much as I do :dance:
  


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Hall Of Fame ( 13 - May 2011 )
:new: :bulletred: Before talking about the features, I want to present something briefly. For those who still care and who would like to make a change in someone’s life, you are free to share your ideas concerning our Project called The "Think about it" Project. Your opinion counts! And no, we are NOT expecting donations of any kind etc. , because this project isn’t based on any financial principle. Details can be found on the official updated website: www.thethinkaboutitproject.com .
:new: :bulletblue: Those who have been members of our Group for quite a while are aware of the fact that many of the Group's Submissions end up in my and Alligatorr's favourites, being featured in my Journals, being featured in our Hall Of Fame and being suggested as DDs. So, keep submitting, people, because there are only advantages in it for you.
:bulletblue: This is the Hall Of Fame of my :iconForeverArtGroup: . Here you c
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Awesome Macro In The Last Week #6
Please :+favlove: So more people will see it! Spread the love!
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Contest Winners: Macro Beauty in Everyday Objects
WINNERS of the Macro Photography Contest : Beauty in everyday Objects
Original News Article :  Macro Photography Contest : Beauty in everyday Objects
After a good and long review the judges have voted in the winners of this awesome contest. It wasn't easy and the final results were very very close. Let me start by presenting you some beautiful runner up photos:





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Now let me present you the top 3 winners in a reverse order. All winners will receive a features from the following deviants and groups, besides the awesome prize packages for each winning place :
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Obscured Photos: 0-5 Comments // Issue 59
ObscuredPhotos is a photography group dedicated to exposing obscured (unknown, underappreciated, etc.) photography. It doesn't matter where you are at in terms of skill; if you are underappreciated and you feel you deserve more recognition, you've come to the right place!
The 0-5 Comments issues feature a photographer as well as 3 deviations with less than 5 original comments from a wide variety of photography. Please give your time to :+favlove: this article and to write constructive comments so that you make a true difference to the artists featured here.
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Abstract & Surreal
~featured by FallenUmbrella

Animals, Plants & Nature

Architecture

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Most beautiful macro photography of nature
I have made a lot of favorite collections around DA and one of them is my macro collection. I really love to do it myself but I'm not so good as most of the artists here on DA and since I love nature the most, here are the most prettiest and sharpest macro picture in my favorite collection!  It was really really hard to choose but here they are!
If you like these you can also browse through my collection because I have so many more beautiful works collected: http://pamba.deviantart.com/favourites/38593327
Give these artists some love and :+fav: this article if you like it! :)
  
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Macro Contest : Beauty in everyday Objects
Macro Photography Contest : Beauty in everyday Objects
EDIT : The ending date for this contest was changed to May31st !
This contest is about the tiny things you find around your house and surroundings everyday, things you would normally submit to the Macro Photography Gallery under "Objects" . Walk around your house and be creative , find the unusual things and take a nice photo of them . Try to pay attention to focus, detail, originality and composition. Examples of such little beauties can be found almost in every room of your house e.g. jewelry , pencils, spices , figurines , etc. While water and flowers can be in your house as well, I encourage you to think outside the box and try to capture something different and more original.
Your submission must meet the following requirements :
:bulletpink: The maximum size of the subject photographed can not be larger then
2.5 cm ( 1 inch ), it has to be one subject or part of a larger
subject. Make sure that the imag
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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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Foraging Sweat Bee II
I'm disappointed that I clipped her wing, but she was moving so fast that I barely had time to adjust the frame. In my peripheral vision I could see the flower and the position of it, and those lines, and that's why I framed the scene the way that I did.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (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.
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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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John Kimbler
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist

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Silvester Sekt by poisen2014    Happy Birthday Rainbow Balloons by Lilyas   Silvester Sekt by poisen2014 

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