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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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Beewolf III by dalantech
Beewolf III
Technique: This male was so territorial that I was able to pick the grass stalk it was on and hold it up to the sky to shoot it. I shaded the critter so that the flash would be the primary light source (allowing me to freeze motion) and used the natural light to expose the background (partly cloudy skies).

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 200 with highlight tone priority) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (around 3x) + a diffused MT-24EX (both flash heads on the Canon flash mount, E-TTL metering with -1 2/3 FEC). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.
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Beewolf II by dalantech
Beewolf II
Technique: This males was so territorial that I was able to pick the grass stalk it was on and hold it up to the sky to shoot it. I shaded the critter so that the flash would be the primary light source (allowing me to freeze motion) and used the natural light to expose the background (partly cloudy skies).

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 200 with highlight tone priority) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (around 2x) + a diffused MT-24EX (both flash heads on the Canon flash mount, E-TTL metering with -1 2/3 FEC). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.
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Beewolf I by dalantech
Beewolf I
Technique: I found an area where a lot of Beewolf females were nesting and mails were perched upside down on grass stalks -probably looking to mate. Since males will get territorial I decided to try my luck and bend the grass stalk over so that the wasp was horizontal and it worked. I took this set in the heat of the day and the critter didn't care that I was getting close. I shaded the subject so that I could use the flash to expose it, and freeze any motion, and natural light for the background.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 200 with highlight tone priority) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (over 1x) + a diffused MT-24EX (both flash heads on the Canon flash mount, E-TTL metering with -1 2/3 FEC). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.
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European Wool Carder Bee VIII by dalantech
European Wool Carder Bee VIII
Technique: I go looking for critters sleeping in my yard before sundown and then photographing them in the morning before they can get active. Although lately the early AM temps have been in the low 20C range, so they don't stay dormant for long. I used an artificial flower to keep the background from being black.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F16, 1/250, ISO 200 with highlight tone priority) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (over 2x) + a diffused MT-24EX (both flash heads on the Canon flash mount, E-TTL metering with -1 2/3 FEC). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.
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Bee Wolf with Prey by dalantech
Bee Wolf with Prey
Technique: I watched this Bee Wolf (Philanthus triangulum) struggling to get a honeybee into its nest, and spooked it when I got close enough to shoot it. So I camped out at the entrance waiting until I saw its antenna sticking up before framing and focusing where I thought it would be.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F16, 1/250, ISO 200 with highlight tone priority) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (over 1x) + a diffused MT-24EX (both flash heads on the Canon flash mount, E-TTL metering with -1 2/3 FEC). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.
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John Kimbler
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:iconancient--one:
Ancient--One Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the Fave
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dalantech Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Well deserved :)
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Ancient--One Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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TheDubstepAddict Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Got some refill for my fav-collection^^
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dalantech Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool! :)
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