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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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21 Spot Ladybug on Sage by dalantech
21 Spot Ladybug on Sage
Very tiny ladybug, and I think that's an egg in front of it (not sure what is is though.

Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (3.5x) + a diffused MT-24EX (+2/3 FEC no Kaiser flash shoes). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.

Technique: My wife spotted this ladybug that's only about 2mm long while gardening. I shot it with an artificial flower in the background, and the haze around the edges is natural -due to the fine "hairs" on the Sage leaf.
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Almost Awake by dalantech
Almost Awake
Not long after I took this frame the bee decided that it had enough of me and the camera :)

Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (3x) + a diffused MT-24EX. This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.

Technique: I went looking for something to shoot early in the morning and found this bee snoozing in one of my Lavender plants, but it was 21C and it didn't take long for it to get active. Shot with an artificial flower for the background.
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Tree House IV by dalantech
Tree House IV
Another angle of the Red Mason Bee from Tree House III. Sadly this little guy is probably gone now since the males only live long enough to mate. The females are busy building nests in the same tree through, so I'll see his offspring next year.

Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F16, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (about 1.5x) + a diffused MT-24EX (-2/3 FEC). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.

Technique: I had to camp out in front of this tree, early in the morning, for quite some time before the little guy got use to me and the camera. We played a lot of "Bee-Ka-Boo".
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Hungry Moth I by dalantech
Hungry Moth I
Hungry enough to put up with me and the camera :)

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

Technique: Find a moth in the house, gently trap it under a glass, inject sugar syrup into a flower and place it under the glass. When the moth starts feeding carefully raise the glass and take a lot of pictures. The critter will be constantly moving it's antenna, so you'll end up with a lot of frames that just won't work. The down side to using a yellow flower is that it acts like a bounce card and the resulting image is going to be very "warm".
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New Apartment III by dalantech
New Apartment III
This Leaf Cutter bee came out of the bee house so fast that I only managed this one frame. They are very limber, and I've observed them turning around inside the holes (so they can go in head first and come out head first).

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: I spotted this critter sleeping early in the morning and waited for the sun to warm her up enough so she could get active. Once she came to the entrance I looked for interesting compositions and took a lot of frames, or as many as she'd let me :)
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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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