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Freckles II

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I baited this honeybee to get her to slow down and let me get close. Shot at almost 3x with a Canon MPE-65mm macro lens.

This image was chosen by National Geographic for their Daily Dozen in the 4th week of August 2009.

I was selected by Digital Photographer Magazine as their Macro Photographer of the Year for 2009 for this image www.dphotographer.co.uk/dpoty2…
Image size
2592x3888px 2.66 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 40D
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
Aperture
F/13.0
Focal Length
65 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Aug 23, 2009, 7:05:09 AM
Sensor Size
14mm
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SpectrumPTProfessional Filmographer
:star::star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

There is not much you can say about this photo for the simple fact it is perfection at every level.

Macros of insects for me are quite problematic since most of them fail to show the animals in an appealing way. This photo is actually the first one that baffled me and left me curious to appreciate every detail of it. Furthermore, there are details in this photo that I never saw before in other macros so you literally show the honeybee with a brand new light and in plain action.

The detail is superb. Never before I could appreciate the pollen of a flower and how this "sparkles" the photo. Beautiful colors and flawless technique. Fantastic choice of depth as well.


There is nothing else to say but to remark the marvelous work you did.
How come this didn't become a Daily Deviation is something that I cannot understand...


Congratulations!
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dalantechHobbyist Photographer
Thanks SpectrumPT!
Risto0's avatar
Great shot. When taking such closeup pictures, aren't you afraid that they finally needle you?
dalantech's avatar
dalantechHobbyist Photographer
It has happened only twice :)
Risto0's avatar
Your photos give a lot of inspirations. I have the same equipment and I even diffuse the flash the same way as you, but i never captured a photo even close as good as is yours. This summer I must face my fears of gedding needled and try to capture something similar :)
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dalantechHobbyist Photographer
Good luck :)
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m-j-sHobbyist Photographer
Absolutely stunning shot!
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Zen-Art-GalleryStudent Photographer
CONGEATS!!! How did you get the bee to slow down? and stay still? - what was your setup like?
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dalantechHobbyist Photographer
This is pretty much how I do my high mag feeding bee shots [link]
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I love it! :love: great shot!
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Wow..Just speechless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Tite-NelfeHobbyist Photographer
Wow ... I have not seen another photo of this quality ! Exceptional !
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Hello!

You have been featured in this news article: #ImageShare Presents: Art Features (Vol. II)!

Have a great day! :meow:
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Bdweeyah Photographer
سبحـآن الله . .
Such an amazing photo
oh wait .. amazing is not enough also ..
W O O O O O O O O O O O W is all i can say =D
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Baher-AminHobbyist Photographer
beautiful capture....!!!!
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Featured HERE. Hope you don't mind.
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lightworkerlabsHobbyist Digital Artist
u should checko out a pic i took..its not micro but its still pretty good...mines a oic of a crab spider waiting for a yellow jacket or a bee....

link:

[link]

I ACCEDENTALY CLICKED SUBMIT PRINT HOWW DO I REMOVE A PRINT I DONT ENEN KNOW HOW THIS STUFF WORKS OUT...
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Wow, great, i want to make pics in the same quality. I think in 10 years, i can do that. ;)
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Well this is just ridiculously good!
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dalantechHobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
Blaz0re's avatar
really great work
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dalantechHobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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archanNProfessional Digital Artist
omg! im speechless, amazing!!!
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dalantechHobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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