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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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Moth at 4x by dalantech
Moth at 4x
Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (around 2x) + a diffused MT-24EX. This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.

Technique: Early morning shot out at the farm in Gaeta, Italy (temperature about 20C). The critter was very lethargic.
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Summers End by dalantech
Summers End
Oh look, it's not another photo of a bee... Oh, wait... ;)  This crab Spider has been hunting in my Lavender and Mint for a while, and has even taken on some of the coloration of the Mint flowers that it caught a Honeybee in.

Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon EF-S 60mm macro lens with 37mm of extension + a diffused MT-24EX (+1/3 FEC) with head "A" set as the key and head "B" as the fill. This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held. Was shooting free hand, and I find the EF-S 60mm easier to control because it's lighter than the MP-E 65nn. Also I wanted both spider and bee filling in the frame, so I had to shoot with a lens that could go below life size (this shot is roughly half life size).
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Bumblebee in Lavender III by dalantech
Bumblebee in Lavender III
Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F11, 1/30, ISO 200) + a Canon EF-S 60mm macro lens with 37mm of extension + a diffused MT-24EX (+1/3 FEC) with head "A" set as the key and head "B" as the fill. This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.

I injected the Lavender flower with a sugar syrup that I made with some artificial nectar. Plenty of motion in the scene, but I still got a lot of detail by setting the flash to second curtain sync.
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Bumblebee in Lavender II by dalantech
Bumblebee in Lavender II
Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F11, 1/30, ISO 200) + a Canon EF-S 60mm macro lens with 37mm of extension + a diffused MT-24EX (+1/3 FEC) with head "A" set as the key and head "B" as the fill. This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.

I injected the Lavender flower with a sugar syrup that I made with some artificial nectar. The bees seem to like it better.
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Bumblebee in Basil VIII by dalantech
Bumblebee in Basil VIII
Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F11, 1/20, ISO 200) + a Canon EF-S 60mm macro lens with 37mm of extension + a diffused MT-24EX (+1/3 FEC) with head "A" set as the key and head "B" as the fill. This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.

Technique: I used a syringe to inject 2:1 sugar syrup into a Basil flower. Ignore the shutter -the flash is the only significant light source on the subject. I dragged the shutter to expose the background. I shot this scene with the camera held horizontally but framed it, and adjusted the position of the flash heads, for a vertical shot. To me it's easier to take portraits with the camera held in a landscape orientation.
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John Kimbler
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BlueCrystalTiger Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Your art is amasing you capture the buity of each insect so much detail to your just an amasing artest and also i love how your photoes are of insects you realy do show another side to them
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dalantech Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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BlueCrystalTiger Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Np
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krabatas Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is truly jaw dropping! :) it is very nice to find a great insect photographer to learn from! :) inspiring Hug 
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dalantech Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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