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Mating Red Mason Bees :icondalantech:dalantech 40 24 Mason Bee Series 4-2 :icondalantech:dalantech 84 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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MACRO FEATURES FOR YOU MY FRIENDS
:wave: Hi Again to all!!!
Another features and this time its about "MACRO Collection"!!!:heart::)This is my way of Thanking and appreciating you all my friends/watchers/members for your continues support....!
Plz. give some love to them and to their works...!:heart::huggle::hug:
Watch and Enjoy!!!:)
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Wasps and Bees
After a very thrilling poll, we want to announce our new MBC-feature about WASPS AND BEES. Again, we tried to give you a brief overview of some very experienced and some less experienced wasps- and bees-photographers on DeviantArt and again  we invite you to submit your own pictures in this theme (more info in our latest journal). Thanks to everyone who voted and visited us last month!
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- How did you start with this kind of pictures? What was your inspiration?
I've always been fascinated by insects, and my inspiration for macro photography is due to my mentor, Professor Mark Plonsky.
- Why do you like taking pictures of wasps and/or bees?
I think it's because of the variety in them (a lot of different species here) and I really like their eyes. Also they're a real challenge to get close to when they are active...
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Animals, Birds and Invertebrates etc...Features!!!
Hi Dear friends and Watchers :wave:
This is only part 1 of my first ever mega features entitled " Animals, birds and invertebrates etc" which I dedicated to all my Friends and watchers...!!! This is to show my deepest appreciation and thanks for your continuous support and for being wonderful friends!!!
Please have time to look, watch and fav for the deviations shown below!:heart::hug::
Enjoy this simple and amazing works......Thanks so much again.....!!!
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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...

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...

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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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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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xs-deviant Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You still alive John? Or is the Mafia holding you for ransom?
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dalantech Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Still alive, was just taking a break from all things photography for a while ;)
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xs-deviant Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shake hands :-)
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