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Caterpillar on the Move by dalantech Caterpillar on the Move :icondalantech:dalantech 19 1 European Wool Carder Bee by dalantech European Wool Carder Bee :icondalantech:dalantech 61 4 Caterpillar Feeding on Mint by dalantech Caterpillar Feeding on Mint :icondalantech:dalantech 57 4 Honeybee in a Passion Flower by dalantech Honeybee in a Passion Flower :icondalantech:dalantech 21 1 European Wool Carder Bee on Alert by dalantech European Wool Carder Bee on Alert :icondalantech:dalantech 75 6 Feeding Soldier Beetle in Poppy II by dalantech Feeding Soldier Beetle in Poppy II :icondalantech:dalantech 8 0 Feeding Soldier Beetle in Poppy I by dalantech Feeding Soldier Beetle in Poppy I :icondalantech:dalantech 66 2 Miner Bee by dalantech Miner Bee :icondalantech:dalantech 12 0 Feeding Plant Bug by dalantech Feeding Plant Bug :icondalantech:dalantech 24 0 European Wool Carder Bee by dalantech European Wool Carder Bee :icondalantech:dalantech 33 4 Feeding Crab Spider by dalantech Feeding Crab Spider :icondalantech:dalantech 23 1 Feeding Honeybee by dalantech Feeding Honeybee :icondalantech:dalantech 24 1 Sweat Bee by dalantech Sweat Bee :icondalantech:dalantech 25 1 Miner Bee by dalantech Miner Bee :icondalantech:dalantech 55 2 Sawfly at 5X by dalantech Sawfly at 5X :icondalantech:dalantech 120 6 Miner Bee by dalantech Miner Bee :icondalantech:dalantech 53 0

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Enchanting Nature Feature XI
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Hello everyone! I know it's been ages since my last feature, but I hope you enjoy what I have to showcase today. :aww:

 

 

 

(Imapenisbaby) by GirlsLikePonys A Snail Named Gary by myuneko626
Ground Beetle by AlHabshi
Beauty and the Beast by xOronar Colors. by andokadesbois

Rest in peace by arefin03 Sanctuary by arefin03
*** by afamjaowy
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Megachilidae by Enkphoto Megachilidae :iconenkphoto:Enkphoto 20 3
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August2014
Hi all,
I am back from my vacation with almost a thousand photos, some of them will find their way to dA, I am sure about that. :) I hope you're doing well.
--D.




Green Day by Cahharin Pier in Miedzyzdroje, Poland by MavorsPL The matchbox by iNeedChemicalX Red by anderton
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Ground Beetle by AlHabshi Ground Beetle :iconalhabshi:AlHabshi 426 34
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Weekly feature LXIII
Here are some of the best pictures submitted to :iconBreathtaking-photos: this week and in the past days
Enjoy :heart:
Note: nobody know why the size of the thumbs is messed up lately... Pictures get either full-size or 300 pixels wide, and this is the best I can do at the moment  :shrug: I apologize for the problem!





Atekh by Lileinaya Don't you forget me by anxiri
We have lift off! by ColinHuttonPhoto
Lexx by StacyD
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Journal
Macro Spotlight Vol. 125
MarcosRodriguez's
Spotlight Vol. 125
Macro
The Spotlight
H e a r t Throbs For You
by GrotesqueDarling13
Eye of the Beholder (159)
by TomGarot
Colorful Water Drops
by aleexdee
July begins the Dahlias
by Vividlight
Img 4721-1
by snomanda
Glittering Ozone
by TommyP323
Drops #2
by FiorOf
Puss Moth Caterpillar
by GuardianMajor
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Journal
Finally catching up on deviations/I like Woodlice
Wow, I haven't actually checked any deviations of people I'm watching since MAY! o.O
It all kinda just stacked up and I was like "no way am I looking through a box of 1000 picatures today" "oh shit now its 2000..." ^^;
Currently its 6000... this is the point where I kinda can't ignore anymore.
And I feel like such a jerk not immediately checking out all my friends' stuff when they always pop up to see my pictures within like five seconds of them being posted!
I should probably unwatch some people so my deviations are manageable again. (Like.. unwatch some big name people or groups and stuff, never unwatching a friend!)
Also I should really try and rejoin/renew my join in a group or something... i forgot I was even in groups XD Dunno whether I should go for EA-LEC or Xros Hunters World though?
EA-LEC = a free choice fantasy thing where I could use any character, and the storylines are cool and there's the Weekly Prompt. However there isn't really anything to do EXCEPT that weekly prompt
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Mason Bee by blue5dragons Mason Bee :iconblue5dragons:blue5dragons 98 39
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Macro Spotlight Vol. 123
MarcosRodriguez's
Spotlight Vol. 123
Macro
The Spotlight
Drop on the leaf II
by Microsmos
Rain Drops Keep Falling.. 2
by Roses-to-Ashes
the magic
by lindahabiba
Tongue Tied
by dalantech
Eye
by AmongstTheShadows
Orange Drop
by IRIS-KUPP
the crown jewels...
by clochartist-photo
Curculionidae - Ruesselkaefer
by TheFunnySpider
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Longhorn Beetle Portrait by orionmystery Longhorn Beetle Portrait :iconorionmystery:orionmystery 211 26 Giant ant biting me - ouch! by orionmystery Giant ant biting me - ouch! :iconorionmystery:orionmystery 1,349 306 Img 4285-1 by snomanda Img 4285-1 :iconsnomanda:snomanda 29 5
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Macro Spotlight Vol. 120
MarcosRodriguez's
Spotlight Vol. 120
Macro
The Spotlight
cold but soft
by IndigoSummerr
Simple things
by Wheels-Of-Joy
eyes..
by OsTin
From Darkness to Lightness
by IreneHorvath
Victory
by fitrido
reflecting
by isischneider
Img 2814-1
by snomanda
Drop Red
by Ossie-Leblanc
Beeji
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MayGROUPFeature 3|2014

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Macro Spotlight Vol.116
MarcosRodriguez's
Spotlight Vol. 116
Macro
The Spotlight
Pendulum
by relhom
Sky Daisydaisies
by GJ-Vernon
Insignificant significance
by dinodude411
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by Lottia1
Papaveraceae
by Weissglut
My World On My Head
by therealroginmq
a place of sunshine
by funkichkn
Feeding Polinator
by dalantech
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Journal
Crazy Amazing Art 19
:wave: Hello all you art lovers!
Time for another issue of my Crazy Amazing Art features! Come in and be amazed!!
:)






Green Falls by jasonwilde
AXANTRIAH - silver ,citrine madeira , quartz by LUNARIEEN
Mystic World by Weissglut
Ballerina by WhiteBookLight me up by FrancescaDelfino
Memorable by IvanAndreevich
Lebenslinien II by ohlin84Butterflies by Margo-sama
Prairie Moon by Questavia
Pink Bell (erina) by Philluppusthe bug... by clochartist-photo
Africa by Bisanti
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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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Caterpillar on the Move
This caterpillar wasn't sitting still, and I'm trying to get better at tracking moving subjects with the view finder. Kinda surprised my delete key has any text left on it...

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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European Wool Carder Bee
A semi active European Wool Carder Bee trying to get its metabolism going. Shot horizontally but framed for a vertical composition (I turned the shot 90 degrees in post). Easier than trying to hold the camera in portrait orientation.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (above 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 flower 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
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. Shot horizontally but framed for a vertical composition, and I turned the shot 90 degrees in post. Easier than trying to hold the camera in portrait orientation.

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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Honeybee in a Passion Flower
Even though I baited this honeybee they didn't want to let me get close. It took well over an hour to get them acclimated to my presence.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (almost 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 flower with my left hand, and resting the lens on that same hand to keep the scene steady.
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European Wool Carder Bee on Alert
Although it looks threatening this semi-active Carder Bee is just reacting to me being too close. I've never been bitten or stung, and like all solitary bees they are excellent pollinators.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (about 1.5x) + 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. I'm holding on to the stem of the flower with my left hand, and resting the lens on that same hand to keep the scene steady.
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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:



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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