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DETAIL IN MACRO - CONTEST WINNERS !
We are happy to present you the winners of the Detail in Macro Contest.
We enjoyed all the entries and had a real hard time choosing the top 3 . Thanks to everyone who entered the contest. We hope you enjoyed the contest just as much as we, the judges, did and we are looking forward to see you participate in future contests.
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1st Place goes to troypiggo Congrats :trophy:

Excellent work here with stunning detail, well done !
Prize: $50 devcash + 1 year sub
2nd Place goes to MartinAmm Congrats :trophy:

Again, most awesome work, the detail is fabulous !
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8 Legged Freaks - dA Birthday Contest
8 Legged Freaks - dA Birthday Contest
:party: This year we are celebrating deviantART's 8th Birthday :party:
To celebrate dA's birthday, the APN ( Animals Plants & Nature ) GDs Photosbykev & SheTakesPics have joined with the Macro GD hellfirediva to run a Photography contest based on the Number 8 in Nature.
Usually spiders are the freaks that run on 8 legs, but we want you to be creative when entering this contest and not only think about spiders. There is lots of 8 legged things in nature and also think out of the box.
The contest will commence on August 7th 2008 @ 12:01 AM PST so you have a little bit of time to think about it. Details will be finalised for the launch on the 7th.
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- Only photos that would normally belong in the APN and / or Macro > Nature categories are allowed and must comply
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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...

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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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dalantech
John Kimbler
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United States
Current Residence: Naples, Italy
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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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