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Mating Red Mason Bees :icondalantech:dalantech 47 26 Mason Bee Series 4-2 :icondalantech:dalantech 83 14 Mason Bee Series 4-1 :icondalantech:dalantech 93 17 European Wool Carder Bee XI :icondalantech:dalantech 90 13 Feeding Common Carder Bee :icondalantech:dalantech 81 22 Turn Signal :icondalantech:dalantech 85 26 Mason Bee Series 3-3 :icondalantech:dalantech 63 12 Mason Bee Series 3-2 :icondalantech:dalantech 390 66 Mason Bee Series 3-1 :icondalantech:dalantech 45 16 Honeybee in a Passion Flower :icondalantech:dalantech 82 32 Butterfly in Lavender II :icondalantech:dalantech 45 20 European Wool Carder Bee X :icondalantech:dalantech 26 5 Butterfly in Lavender I :icondalantech:dalantech 108 38 Feeding Chafer Beetle :icondalantech:dalantech 42 16 Messy :icondalantech:dalantech 66 14 European Wool Carder Bee IX :icondalantech:dalantech 47 7

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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...

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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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Mating Red Mason Bees
Technique: It was cool this morning when I found this mating pair, and with both of them feeling lethargic due to the temperature I was able to coax the female into climbing onto my finger. I set the Fstop to 11 and the shutter to 1/125th so that I could expose the sky behind them. The tricky part is hand holding over 2 kilos (4.8 pounds) of camera gear while sliding the lens on my hand to get them both in focus. Lots of deleted frames.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/125, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (over 1x) + a diffused MT-24EX (both flash heads on the Canon flash mount, E-TTL metering). This is a single frame taken hand held. I am the finger model :)
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Mason Bee Series 4-2
Male of Megachile (Chalicodoma) parietina.
 

Technique: It was a cool day (18C) with partly cloudy skies and intermittent light showers -perfect weather to go looking for solitary bees since they'll have a tough time keeping their metabolism up. I got lucky and found this Mason bee semi-dormant in my Lavender. This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held. I used an artificial flower to keep the background from being black.
 

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (around 3x) + a diffused MT-24EX (both flash heads on the Canon flash mount, E-TTL metering).
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Mason Bee Series 4-1
Male of Megachile (Chalicodoma) parietina.

Technique: It was a cool day (18C) with partly cloudy skies and intermittent light showers -perfect weather to go looking for solitary bees since they'll have a tough time keeping their metabolism up. I got lucky and found this Mason bee semi-dormant in my Lavender. This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held. I used an artificial flower to keep the background from being black.
 

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (over 3x) + a diffused MT-24EX (both flash heads on the Canon flash mount, E-TTL metering).
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European Wool Carder Bee XI
Technique: Another early morning shot of a soon to be active critter. With local temps in the low 20s C at dawn they don't stay still very long. I held on to the Lavender stalk that it was on with my left hand, and rested the lens on that same hand to keep the scene steady. This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 200 with highlight tone priority) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (over 3x) + a diffused MT-24EX (both flash heads on the Canon flash mount, E-TTL metering with -1 1/3 FEC).
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Feeding Common Carder Bee
Technique: I injected artificial nectar into some of my Lavender flowers, and when this Common Carder Bee took the bait I grabbed onto the flower's stem with my left hand to keep the scene steady. I then rested the lens on my hand and looked for a good angle, adjusting the plane of focus as the critter tried to avoid me and the camera. Lots of deleted frames...

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 200 with highlight tone priority) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (under 2x) + a diffused MT-24EX (both flash heads on the Canon flash mount, E-TTL metering with -1 2/3 FEC, and second curtain sync).
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John Kimbler
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MajikkanBeingsUnite Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday, Mr. Awesome Bee Photographer!
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dalantech Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
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Frostschock Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017   Photographer
Happy Birthday!! :)
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dalantech Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
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