Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
About Photography / Hobbyist Official Beta Tester John Kimbler53/Male/United States Groups :iconmpe-65: mpe-65
 
Recent Activity
Deviant for 10 Years
21 Month Core Membership
Statistics 1,695 Deviations 13,902 Comments 289,271 Pageviews

Newest Deviations

Sleeping Solitary Bee II by dalantech Sleeping Solitary Bee II :icondalantech:dalantech 37 6 Sleeping Solitary Bee I by dalantech Sleeping Solitary Bee I :icondalantech:dalantech 83 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 66 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 61 6 Red Mason Bee I by dalantech Red Mason Bee I :icondalantech:dalantech 89 14 Feeding Honeybee V by dalantech Feeding Honeybee V :icondalantech:dalantech 28 6 Mason Bee VIII by dalantech Mason Bee VIII :icondalantech:dalantech 22 2 European Carder Bee IV by dalantech European Carder Bee IV :icondalantech:dalantech 25 10 Mason Bee VII by dalantech Mason Bee VII :icondalantech:dalantech 24 6 European Carder Bee III by dalantech European Carder Bee III :icondalantech:dalantech 210 69 Feeding Chafer Beetle II by dalantech Feeding Chafer Beetle II :icondalantech:dalantech 20 2 Mason Bee VI by dalantech Mason Bee VI :icondalantech:dalantech 23 0 Mason Bee V by dalantech Mason Bee V :icondalantech:dalantech 28 10

Random Favourites

301. by Bullter 301. :iconbullter:Bullter 676 71 lamella by MartinAmm lamella :iconmartinamm:MartinAmm 1,489 175 neptune by tka4u4a neptune :icontka4u4a:tka4u4a 13 2 tentacles by tka4u4a tentacles :icontka4u4a:tka4u4a 60 9 aurum by tka4u4a aurum :icontka4u4a:tka4u4a 204 17 burning steel II by BDStudio burning steel II :iconbdstudio:BDStudio 92 11 The Acrobats by vwake The Acrobats :iconvwake:vwake 1,862 212 oh dear by Burtn oh dear :iconburtn:Burtn 275 86 Ground Beetle by melvynyeo Ground Beetle :iconmelvynyeo:melvynyeo 63 19 Freshly showered by Angie-Pictures Freshly showered :iconangie-pictures:Angie-Pictures 2,300 533 Banana-Pistachio Alien by erezmarom Banana-Pistachio Alien :iconerezmarom:erezmarom 327 33 The Prince by erezmarom The Prince :iconerezmarom:erezmarom 1,447 84 November by orestART November :iconorestart:orestART 3,315 322 . by Whimish . :iconwhimish:Whimish 179 27 Praying Mantis 01 by otas32 Praying Mantis 01 :iconotas32:otas32 49 29 Tabanus Sp by buleria Tabanus Sp :iconbuleria:buleria 939 140

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...

Activity


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.
Loading...
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.
Loading...
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.
Loading...
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.
Loading...
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.
Loading...

deviantID

dalantech
John Kimbler
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
Current Residence: Naples, Italy
deviantWEAR sizing preference: medium
Interests

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:iconmarkbarton:
markbarton Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008   Photographer
oh youve got the MPE-65!!! damn you!
incredible gallery mate
Reply
Add a Comment: