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Mating Red Mason Bees :icondalantech:dalantech 43 26 Mason Bee Series 4-2 :icondalantech:dalantech 83 14 Mason Bee Series 4-1 :icondalantech:dalantech 94 17 European Wool Carder Bee XI :icondalantech:dalantech 91 13 Feeding Common Carder Bee :icondalantech:dalantech 82 22 Turn Signal :icondalantech:dalantech 85 26 Mason Bee Series 3-3 :icondalantech:dalantech 63 12 Mason Bee Series 3-2 :icondalantech:dalantech 387 66 Mason Bee Series 3-1 :icondalantech:dalantech 45 16 Honeybee in a Passion Flower :icondalantech:dalantech 83 32 Butterfly in Lavender II :icondalantech:dalantech 46 20 European Wool Carder Bee X :icondalantech:dalantech 26 5 Butterfly in Lavender I :icondalantech:dalantech 109 38 Feeding Chafer Beetle :icondalantech:dalantech 44 16 Messy :icondalantech:dalantech 66 14 European Wool Carder Bee IX :icondalantech:dalantech 47 7

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Reptile and Amphibian contest results!
The contest is finally over and here are the winners. Make sure you show them some love.
First Place by :iconalannahily:
Second Place by :iconfantasticfennec:
Third Place by :iconanginelson:
And here are some honorable mentions.

Being Green by joyandsoul Iguana by amrodel Jurassic Park by lokinst Little Snappers by asymons :thumb195280928: Little Snappers by asymons Galapagos Marine Iguana by ITacosharkI :thumb181957747: Happy Frog by FriendFrog Leopard Gecko by SnowPoring
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Ant Portrait :iconmplonsky:mplonsky 645 152 Beyond the Mist :iconblueidone:Blueidone 41 52
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Hall Of Fame ( 10 - February 2011 )
:bulletred: Before talking about the features, I want to present something briefly. For those who still care and who would like to make a change in someone’s life, you are free to share your ideas concerning our project called The "Think about it" Project. And no, we are NOT expecting donations of any kind etc. , because this project isn’t based on any financial principle. Details can be found here: http://putyourbravefaceon.deviantart.com/journal/32559294/ & http://putyourbravefaceon.deviantart.com/journal/33327875/ & http://solitude.24bps.com/thinkaboutit/ .
:bulletred: This is the Hall Of Fame of my :iconForeverArtGroup: . Here you can find the best monthly submissions, carefully chosen by us.
Little Snail by cristilaceanu future_willing. by Lady2 Bunny by Andrei-Pervukhin Absorption by FISHBOT1337 I love walking in the rain... by Sofia-Sousa A0398 - Life in green. by Lothringen :thumb
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EVE Online: Create A Starship Contest
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 Starships are the shield, sword and signature for the pilots of
 EVE. They are created both to tear down entire empires and to
 gather and transport the resources needed to build anew. What
 new machine will you bring to the warfront? Will yours be a
 craft of elegance and beauty? Will the mere presence of it
 prove more intimidating than any arsenal a pilot could load into
 its bays? Design a starship and enter it into the EVE Online
 Create A Starship Contest for a chance to have your dream
 ship become a reality. The 1st Place winner will have their
 ship added to the premiere space MMOG (Massively Multiplayer
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Rainbow Of Features
Heres some features! Hope you enjoy!! Thanks!!



Green is just better by alba88Vert, tout simplemet by Abaksiganlike in a dream by mysteriousfantasy
Perfect Silence by ShesABromide::blue tears:: by onixaout the front door by crazygardener
Forever-Always by TerrorCookiecolours from fantasy. by magnesinaLilac drop by InLightImagery
FP2 by KissofCrimson4 flowers by MariamMohammedSpring X - original by CarlaSophia::PINK:: by onixa
The Red by AshleeJobefore you fall 2 by mysteriousfantasyfalling red by prigix
Fire in the Sky by game-breakerorange by ssilencecoucher de soleil by Dieffi
yellow by TissozOrange's by JakeMunoz:thumb86368421:
On a string by PatriciaVazquezOne love ... by PatriciaVazquezmacro 5 by lucretia-deroso:thumb82151364:
pretty sky by MissMalinWhat have you seen ? by BubbaDocheIn the oceans of blue by Fatooome
Purple Rain by SvennovitchPurple Orchid by webwormNatural by Jeana-M-Photography
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red surprise by AimelleColour Me Beautiful by SilverDragon2050:thumb156744629:Red by Maarel
ORANGE by giladOrange Drops by DafoeofLenin:thumb153091375:
Ring Ring Ring by Meiwakugaki1313into the sun by Deeevilishthe yellow leaf by Moon-Willow
green by Aparazita-R:thumb167050229:Leaf Macro 3 by Puppykit
blueberries by ambertincher:thumb13192
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fly away :iconkyokosphotos:kyokosphotos 6,895 875 A Perfect Pair :iconerezmarom:erezmarom 480 67 Fly Study 4 :iconalliec:Alliec 44 10
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Suggested Daily Deviations for February - Vol. 8
❙ Ohai!
This is the eight issue of my monthly posted News Articel about my DD Suggestions.
With 15 accepted, I'd say it's not my worst month, I made some guys happy, hu. :3
Big congrats to Andy who finally got his Photography DD! <3
Enjoy the features and have a nice March. :heart:
❙ Suggested this month
C o f f e e by Wheels-Of-Joypower of sport by bagnino:thumb140065671:
Evil Mary Marvel by bryanhumphreystrict line by talmi:thumb44920422:I Reach Up by evanhwong274. by BullterA Moment Suspended In Time by R-Desert-RoseAvera by KittiesGoShootThe Shot by CoughffinKnailSummer Night Dreams I by Quit007Citizen Pigeon by Sblourg:thumb151144687:Eat me. by seya88:thumb152337786:Contact lenses III by padika11F L A W L E S S by FDLphotoIn perfect harmony XXIV by alessandraaa
My Africa 16 by catman-suha:thumb150376730:Warning Snow by Overkill766Vacation 11 by naitsobikzaTufted titmouse I by DGAnderFrozen Veil by FlorentCourtyByurrr III by AeroboztThe Cyclist by Thinking-Silence:t
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SHAMEFULLY UNDERFAVED 8
Since there have been many things conspiring to keep me off the internet for the past five months, I could not have made this article without the help of several people. If there are categories that are not included or are not well represented, please send me suggestions for the next "Shamefully Underfaved". This article has been five months in the making, so some of the deviations may have gone over the "50 faves" limit that I set for myself. I haven't had time to go through them all to check, but they are all worth a look.
The following artists suggested deviations for this article:
:iconQuna: :iconEmberpelt: :iconpetrova: :iconericforfriends: :iconAlecBell: :iconmidnight-amulet: :iconGypsyH: :iconkurios-kat: :iconPentacle5: :iconTheFulkrum:
:iconwonenownlee: also deserves some credit here because I found some beautiful-and-underfaved photos in her journal.
ARTISAN/CRAFTS

DIGITAL ART
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Getting close and personal in the garden
To see beauty in a garden, most don't have to look very far to see the fantastic vibrancy of flowers, the twists and twirls of tree branches or the subtle happenings of bugs as they go about their day. To some, however, a closer look is required to study the tones and textures of these beauties.



All this time by kyokosphotos :thumb151499968:
My Inner Layers by Vessica :thumb124856240: This Kind of Perfection by TheSarahBearrr :thumb151325478:
I miss summer by iScreamLav Tulip 2 by Aivaseda Shout 5000 by Black-Wolfe
wake up by augenweide 23-365, Part III by Hungryshadow Summer by FeelinThis
Summer's Almost Gone. by Sesh-Fairy Er Goes Life of Pinkness by DustwaveStock :thumb150974666:
:thumb151332611: :thumb151347609:  Simple spiral by AngiWallace
24hFLASH - We remembered the.. by SicilianArt autumn:blueflower by Ilmael Natural Abstractions by kritikalace2011 Cornflower by bastet78
tiny visitor by chibiharuka Beetle and his crib by agatkk Messy Eater IV by dalantech
Strawberry Flower by TomTomTommyxD Ants by cessar Dead Flower by iLoveToBeHappi
Just a Flower by DH-photo glory drops by snikkio :thumb15143406
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Papilio machaon V :iconaphantopus:Aphantopus 241 26 Angry eyes :icondark-raptor:Dark-Raptor 220 66 Polyommatus semiargus :iconaphantopus:Aphantopus 171 22

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...

by buleria

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...

Activity


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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holymacro Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Happy Birthday!!!May you have a awesome day and many more!!!God bless!Hugs!  Glen:icontoyhorseplz:  :iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce:
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dalantech Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
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holymacro Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Hope you have a great one!!!!
     God bless!Hugs!  Glen:icontoyhorseplz::happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce:
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dontblinkphotography Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Student Photographer
Your gallery is amazing! And thank you so much for sharing your techniques- I'm a photography student and they're very helpful!
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dalantech Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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