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Sawfly at 5X by dalantech Sawfly at 5X :icondalantech:dalantech 80 3 Miner Bee by dalantech Miner Bee :icondalantech:dalantech 49 0 Female Red Mason Bee by dalantech Female Red Mason Bee :icondalantech:dalantech 94 6 Feeding Sawfly by dalantech Feeding Sawfly :icondalantech:dalantech 122 5 European Wool Carder Bee by dalantech European Wool Carder Bee :icondalantech:dalantech 34 1 Chafer Beetle Eating Pollen II by dalantech Chafer Beetle Eating Pollen II :icondalantech:dalantech 21 4 Female Red Mason Bee by dalantech Female Red Mason Bee :icondalantech:dalantech 45 2 Chafer Beetle Eating Pollen by dalantech Chafer Beetle Eating Pollen :icondalantech:dalantech 55 6 Foraging Sweat Bee II by dalantech Foraging Sweat Bee II :icondalantech:dalantech 125 6 Forraging Sweat Bee by dalantech Forraging Sweat Bee :icondalantech:dalantech 115 6 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 175 18 The Studio by dalantech The Studio :icondalantech:dalantech 8 6 Blue Mason Bee II by dalantech Blue Mason Bee II :icondalantech:dalantech 109 10 Hatching Red Mason Bee I by dalantech Hatching Red Mason Bee I :icondalantech:dalantech 118 16 Red Mason Bee I by dalantech Red Mason Bee I :icondalantech:dalantech 46 4

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Best of August 2013
Here are some of the best pictures I found in August, 2013. They do not appear in my Square-features, that's why I do a monthly feature for all those great artists on deviantART who submitted no-square pictures.
 Enjoy!







Before The Storm by CapturingTheNightthis is summer time sadness v.2 by bwaworga
morning fog by hotonpictures
Dunstanburgh Castle by SebastianKraus
One by anoxado
Deja Vu by Oer-Wout
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August Feature
And so another month comes to a close. Spring is literally just around the corner. They say things can only get better - which I am hoping is true. The key to life is to believe in oneself. The art is learning how to.
Found so many wonderful photographs this time, it was hard to choose just 5 of each! These photographers are certainly talented, and deserve the attention!
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Wildlife
 
Birds

Landscapes
Light Through the Valley by PeterJCoskun Kirkjufell by calleartmark Joshua Tree Pano by tassanee  Rocky Bay by Arty-eyes
Macro
 
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Solitary Bee by snomanda Solitary Bee :iconsnomanda:snomanda 151 36 Chalcid Wasp - Euperilampus triangularis by ColinHuttonPhoto Chalcid Wasp - Euperilampus triangularis :iconcolinhuttonphoto:ColinHuttonPhoto 460 34 Little Life for Little Ant by felixheru Little Life for Little Ant :iconfelixheru:felixheru 447 118 . by anihilacja . :iconanihilacja:anihilacja 95 26
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Nature feature III
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141. by Bulinko Stuck by Jermmgirl A couple ) by Olga5 White-tailed Deer Fawn In Grass by kkart
Droplets by Dark-Raptor Sparkles by Niophee More Than A Mouthful by kkart Elegance... by alphamegapixel Swallowtail Caterpillar by cheever Majestic by REFLEmotion
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Lysefjord by Gehoersturz Curiosity by Santy79 Descent by roarbinson Canopy Jumping Spider - Phidippus otiosus by ColinHuttonPhoto

Flakstad II by cred1t drowning in the sea by Airin-Sunlight
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for only a few...
:wave: Hello my friends!!! :wave:

Today I finally managed to clear my messages :phew: I don't actually know how many deviations I have gone through but I love seeing all your new work... although it makes it near impossible to pick 60 images to add to this feature :faint:
I hope you are all well :hug: I am sorry for any birthdays that I may have missed...it is not because I don't love you :heart: just that I haven't been on to see that your birthday was approaching :blush:
Here is my absolute fave selection from the Accumulation of amazing deviations you have all created over the last month :la:


Please note that the artworks chosen are irrespective of their popularity/number of faves or views...they are simply images that inspire and fire my imagination :heart:

:sun: Love, fave, share and enjoy!!! [I am a dummy!]

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Polyommatus icarus M42 by Witoldhippie Polyommatus icarus M42 :iconwitoldhippie:Witoldhippie 117 18 Anywhere is by meganjoy Anywhere is :iconmeganjoy:meganjoy 2,536 271
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Weekly photo #004
sweet child o mine by SigitPutraSolo Meow by Iliketobeweird fold by Megson fairy tale by laura-makabresku Meditation by TammyPhotography 176.White snowball by Bulinko The shepherd by Amaltheea Untitled by FerBarchetta Reine from Reinebringen by jonpacker i am in the food by bonatua . by Jedi-Dame Rise of an army by Piroshki-Photography Poem of the explosion by Piroshki-Photography Your thorns don't hurt by Vanilladisaster Common kingfisher - male by JMrocek Koelnbreinsperre by nische77 With catch by JMrocek Pingu - 2 by Pebels Isabell by aufzehengehen ~Enchanted Tomorrow~ by Isika On the road to Meiji Shrine by Pajunen :thumb390061411: Velvet worm says..... Give me a hug! by melvynyeo :thumb389725185: Playful alphas by Lupinicious My Name Is Green IV by JoannaRzeznikowska The Beauty of Decay by tgphotographer Grey Little Bunny by breanna-rae :thumb387295180: The Old Man Of Storr by Nichofsky Sinking at Sunset II by mhmalali Sunset by AkaSling At the Top by GeorgeBraz After Rain by HAZEPINK Noctilucent Clouds by MikkoLagerstedt The Lighthouse by Michaelthien Shoreline by helios-spada Blackish by Michaelthien Entwine by FlabnBone Reflected Glory by helios-spada Jellyfish-2 by Joosiee

Cursing place by Akirahpaws :thumb389474768:
No More Worries by EintoeRn Way of the Wizard by Oer-Wout ___ by windrides :thumb390134267: :thumb39064
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Macro Spotlight Vol. 75
MarcosRodriguez's
Spotlight Vol. 75
Macro
The Spotlight
even me
by funkichkn
In the depth of love
by diensilver
Oh What A World (Beautiful Pretty Little Things)
by goRillA-iNK
Take-Off Position
by djusa
After The Rain lll
by CecilyAndreuArtwork
My left eye
by lllVictorialll
Red Faced Jumping Spider
by MrNovembr
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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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Sawfly at 5X
I was trying to get some head shots at five times life size of this lethargic Sawfly when it woke up and started feeding. The framing was just too tight at 5x to get the critter's mouth parts, so this is one of the better shots.

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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Miner Bee
Overcast skies and intermittent light rain setup the perfect conditions to go looking for a lethargic critter to photograph. This semi-active Miner Bee was a fun subject to shoot. When it stopped moving I'd look for a magic angle that would make the most out of what little depth is in the scene.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/125, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (around 2x) + a diffused MT-26EX-RT with a Kaiser adjustable flash shoe on the "A" head (the key), E-TTL metering, 0 FEC, second curtain sync). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.
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Female Red Mason Bee
Here's one of my female Red Mason Bees trying to start her day. It's normal for them to chatter their mandibles when they need to get their metabolism going. Looks threatening through the view finder, but it's just their way of getting their blood moving. My hard working girls have filled 137 of those Crown Bees Mason Bee tubes so far.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/125, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (1x) + a diffused MT-26EX-RT with a Kaiser adjustable flash shoe on the "A" head (the key), E-TTL metering, 0 FEC, second curtain sync). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.
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Feeding Sawfly
I was trying to get some head shots at five times life size of this lethargic Sawfly when it woke up and started feeding. The framing was just too tight at 5x to get the critters mouth parts, so I took a risk and backed the camera out, dialed the MP-E 65mm down to 4x, and brought the camera back in to get a shot. I got lucky and didn't spook critter into taking off. 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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European Wool Carder Bee
Not the first European Wool Carder bee I've seen this year, but the first one I've been able to photograph. Cool weather and partly cloudy skies create a stop and go environment for most solitary bees. This one was semi-active so I was able to get a shot without its mandibles clamped onto a stem.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (around 4.5x) + 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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dalantech
John Kimbler
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
Current Residence: Naples, Italy
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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:



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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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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