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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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Collecting Pollen II by dalantech
Collecting Pollen II
This female miner bee looks like she's eating this flower's stamen, but she's really rust trying to anchor herself while she packs pollen onto her hind legs. Also looked like she was trying to strip pollen off with her mandibles.

Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F16, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (> 2x) + a diffused MT-24EX (both flash heads on Kaiser adjustable flash shoes). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.

Technique: It was windy, so it was easy for me to grab onto the flower that the bee was in without spooking it. Once I had the flower's stem in my left index finger and thumb I I rested the lens on that same hand and waited until I could get an angle that would make the most out of the shallow depth at almost 3x. Lots and lots of frames...
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Collecting Pollen by dalantech
Collecting Pollen
This female miner bee look like she's eating this flower's stamen, but she's really rust trying to anchor herself while she packs pollen onto her hind legs.

Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F16, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (> 2x) + a diffused MT-24EX (both flash heads on Kaiser adjustable flash shoes). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.

Technique: It was windy, so it was easy for me to grab onto the flower that the bee was in without spooking it. Once I had the flower's stem in my left index finger and thumb I I rested the lens on that same hand and waited until I could get an angle that would make the most out of the shallow depth at almost 3x. Lots and lots of frames...
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Senior Portrait by dalantech
Senior Portrait
This tiny wasp seems to be striking a pose.

Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F16, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (4x) + a diffused MT-24EX (both flash heads on Kaiser adjustable flash shoes). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.

Technique: Early morning shot, so the subject was just semi-active. As it moved around the flower I looked for angles that would make the most out of the depth at 4x. I used a concrete fence post for the background.
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Long Horned Beetle at 5x by dalantech
Long Horned Beetle at 5x
Everyone that I've showed this frame to says that it looks like something different to each of them , so instead or prejudicing your imagination with a title I'm just going to tell you that it's a Long Horned Beetle shot at five times life size.

Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F16, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (@5x) + a diffused MT-24EX (both flash heads on Kaiser adjustable flash shoes). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.

Technique: This one is really simple -it was just early in the morning and the beetle was lethargic, temperature around 16C. As always I'm looking for a magic angle that makes the most out of what little depth there is at high magnification. The background is a piece of blue plexiglass with some glossy photo paper behind it.
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Beetle at 2x by dalantech
Beetle at 2x
Technique: I was holding on to the twig that the beetle was on with my left hand, and resting the lens on that same hand to keep the scene steady. Then as the critter moved I looked for an interesting angle to shoot it from -lots of deleted frames. The background is a piece of blue plexiglass with some glossy photo paper behind it.

Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F16, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (2x) + a diffused MT-24EX (-2/3 FEC). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.
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Cloudwhisperer67 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
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dalantech Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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The-Dude-L-Bug Featured By Owner Edited Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:woohoo:   :party:   HAPPY Birthaversary John!!!   :cake:  :dance:
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dalantech Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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Honeycello-Kid Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday, man!! Hope you have an AMAZING day today with your family and friends! :D :D :D Thanks for sharing your amazing photographs with us all :aww:

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