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Photographer feature 4
Hello,
At last I got to do this new Photographer feature 4.
As promised this one will be about macro photographers.
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Macro Photography Contest : Nature 2008
:star: Macro Photography Contest : Nature 2008 :star:
We are very excited to announce to you a new macro photography contest. This contest is about macro in nature and is limited to true macro photography only. The definition of macro is capturing an image of a subject in life size ( 1:1 ) or larger than life size ( 2:1 , 3:1 , 4:1 , etc. ) on the recording media, whether that be film or digital sensor size.
Start date : December 1st 2008 12:01 am EST
End Date : January 10th 2009 11:59 pm EST

Contest Rules :
- Only Nature Photography entries are permitted ( film or digital )with minor adjustments (slight curves,levels, color adjustments etc. adding a border is allowed as well, but make sure the actual image without a border is min. 800 px at the
longest side).
- One entry per person only.
- The photo has to be taken and submitted during the year 2008.
- All entries must have exif data. People who are shooting film must include exif dat
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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...

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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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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