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Leaf Cutter Bee IV by dalantech Leaf Cutter Bee IV :icondalantech:dalantech 53 4 Caterpillar Feeding on Mint II by dalantech Caterpillar Feeding on Mint II :icondalantech:dalantech 30 2 Snoozing European Wool Carder Bee IV by dalantech Snoozing European Wool Carder Bee IV :icondalantech:dalantech 29 0 Feeding Sawfly II by dalantech Feeding Sawfly II :icondalantech:dalantech 72 5 European Wool Carder Bee by dalantech European Wool Carder Bee :icondalantech:dalantech 30 1 Feeding Soldier Beetle in Poppy III by dalantech Feeding Soldier Beetle in Poppy III :icondalantech:dalantech 13 0 Sweat Bee II by dalantech Sweat Bee II :icondalantech:dalantech 15 1 European Wool Carder Bee by dalantech European Wool Carder Bee :icondalantech:dalantech 17 0 Reception by dalantech Reception :icondalantech:dalantech 193 15 Leaf Cutter Bee III by dalantech Leaf Cutter Bee III :icondalantech:dalantech 21 1 Pre-Flight Maintenance by dalantech Pre-Flight Maintenance :icondalantech:dalantech 17 0 Snoozing European Wool Carder Bee III by dalantech Snoozing European Wool Carder Bee III :icondalantech:dalantech 49 3 Leaf Cutter Bee II by dalantech Leaf Cutter Bee II :icondalantech:dalantech 20 1 Feeding Long Horned Beetle II by dalantech Feeding Long Horned Beetle II :icondalantech:dalantech 22 1 Leaf Cutter Bee by dalantech Leaf Cutter Bee :icondalantech:dalantech 22 2 Snoozing European Wool Carder Bee II by dalantech Snoozing European Wool Carder Bee II :icondalantech:dalantech 15 0

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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.




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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!





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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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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...

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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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Leaf Cutter Bee IV
This male Leaf Cutter Bee (Megachile sp) was only in my Lavender for a few days, so I tried to get a lot of different compositions.

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 fill for this shot), E-TTL metering, -1/3 FEC, second curtain sync). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held. I'm holding on to the Lavender stem 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 II
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.

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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Snoozing European Wool Carder Bee IV
The way that these European Wool Carder Bees sleep in my Lavender is almost comical.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (around 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 Lavender with my left hand, and resting the lens on that same hand to keep the scene steady.
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Feeding Sawfly II
Sometimes when I'm shooting a lethargic subject it will wake up and start going about it's normal routine. That's what happened while photographing this Saw Fly. 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
An early morning shot of a European Wool Carder Bee. Normally I don't see many insects with dew on them, but that morning it was very damp. This one was semi-active and when it would pause I'd look for a new composition.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (about 3.5x) + 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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:icontomaszduda:
tomaszduda Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008   Photographer
Hi :D !

Very nice gallery!
Congrats!

Have a good day! C U ;)
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Woolin Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I admire you. Excellent macros, what camera are you using?
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ClaireCollyer Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
awesome gallery! beautiful! ;)
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Starzshine Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow: one of the best ever macro photos anywhere! :worship:
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xxDoodleBugxx Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
wow your work is absolutly amazing
like some of the best ive seen ever on deviantart

and ive seen alot on deviantart

you must have an awesome camera lol
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