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First Bee of Spring 2 by PhotuBug

Critique from the Extreme-Macro group [link] I love the low angle on this one -shooting from the subject's perspective is a great way t...

Orchids drops by Cookiephotos

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...

Blue beauty by Cookiephotos

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...

Superior by dandelgrosso

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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Baited Series 1-3 by dalantech
Baited Series 1-3
Now that it's summertime there's no such thing as a lethargic bumblebee -they are hyperactive even before the sun comes up. In this shot you can see the bee's Glossa -the part of its tongue that looks like a pipe cleaner.

Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F16, 1/60, ISO 200) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (just above 1x) + a diffused MT-24EX. This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held. This is the last frame in this series.

Technique: I injected 2:1 sugar syrup into a lavender flower so the critter would have a reason to let me get close. I shaded the bee so that the flash would be the primary light source on it to help freeze motion.
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Baited Series 1-2 by dalantech
Baited Series 1-2
Now that it's summertime there's no such thing as a lethargic honeybee -they are hyperactive even before the sun comes up.

Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F16, 1/60, ISO 200) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (just above 1x) + a diffused MT-24EX. This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held. This is the last frame in this series.

Technique: I injected 2:1 sugar syrup into a lavender flower so the critter would have a reason to let me get close. I shaded the bee so that the flash would be the primary light source on it to help freeze motion, but in this case it didn't work. Notice the antenna -the only reason it's sharp is because I set the flash to second curtain sync.
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Baited Series 1-1 by dalantech
Baited Series 1-1
Now that it's summertime there's no such thing as a lethargic bumblebee -they are hyperactive even before the sun comes up.

Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F16, 1/60, ISO 200) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (just above 1x) + a diffused MT-24EX. This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held. This is the last frame in this series.

Technique: I injected 2:1 sugar syrup into a lavender flower so the critter would have a reason to let me get close. I shaded the bee so that the flash would be the primary light source on it to help freeze motion.
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Feeding Bumblebee Series 1-3 by dalantech
Feeding Bumblebee Series 1-3
Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F16, 1/60, ISO 200) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (just above 1x) + a diffused MT-24EX. This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held. This is the last frame in this series.

Technique: I injected 2:1 sugar syrup into a Lavender flower to give the critter a reason to let me get close. I shaded the subject so that the flash would be the primary light source (to help freeze motion) and set the shutter and ISO so that I could use natural light to expose for the background.
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Feeding Bumblebee Series 1-2 by dalantech
Feeding Bumblebee Series 1-2
Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F16, 1/60, ISO 200) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (just above 1x) + a diffused MT-24EX. This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.

Technique: I injected 2:1 sugar syrup into a Lavender flower to give the critter a reason to let me get close. I shaded the subject so that the flash would be the primary light source (to help freeze motion) and set the shutter and ISO so that I could use natural light to expose for the background. In this frame you can see what looks like a "shadow" under the antenna. I was dangerously close to the natural light exposure for the critter, and managed to record some movement while the shutter was open. I thought my shutter speed might be a problem, so I set the flash to second curtain sync, so that it would fire right before the shutter closed. The result is a sharp antenna even though the bee moved it.
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John Kimbler
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