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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...

Lazy beauty by buleria
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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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Feeding Common Carder Bee by dalantech
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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Turn Signal by dalantech
Turn Signal
Technique: I found this European Wool carder bee snoozing on a Lavender stalk before sunset and woke up early the next morning to photograph it. I placed an artificial flower in the background to keep it from being black. 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 (2x) + a diffused MT-24EX (both flash heads on the Canon flash mount, E-TTL metering with -1 2/3 FEC).
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Mason Bee Series 3-3 by dalantech
Mason Bee Series 3-3
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 (pver 2x) + a diffused MT-24EX (both flash heads on the Canon flash mount, E-TTL metering).
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Mason Bee Series 3-2 by dalantech
Mason Bee Series 3-2
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 2x) + a diffused MT-24EX (both flash heads on the Canon flash mount, E-TTL metering).
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Mason Bee Series 3-1 by dalantech
Mason Bee Series 3-1
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 (around 2x) + a diffused MT-24EX (both flash heads on the Canon flash mount, E-TTL metering).
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Ancient--One Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the Fave
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dalantech Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Well deserved :)
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Ancient--One Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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TheDubstepAddict Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Got some refill for my fav-collection^^
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dalantech Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool! :)
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