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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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Cuckoo Bee Series 2-3 by dalantech
Cuckoo Bee Series 2-3
Coelioxys sp. Leaf Cutter Cuckoo Bee

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

Technique: I went looking for dormant bees early in the morning and found this Cuckoo Bee sleeping in my Lavender. After it woke up I placed it next to a Daisy and it went back to sleep. I used an artificial flower behind it to keep the background from being black.
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Cuckoo Bee Series 2-2 by dalantech
Cuckoo Bee Series 2-2
Coelioxys sp. Leaf Cutter Cuckoo Bee

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

Technique: I went looking for dormant bees early in the morning and found this Cuckoo Bee sleeping in my Lavender. After it woke up I placed it next to a Daisy and it went back to sleep. I used an artificial flower behind it to keep the background from being black.
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Cuckoo Bee Series 2-1 by dalantech
Cuckoo Bee Series 2-1
Coelioxys sp. Leaf Cutter Cuckoo Bee

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

Technique: I went looking for dormant bees early in the morning and found this Cuckoo Bee sleeping in my Lavender. After it woke up I placed it next to a Daisy and it went back to sleep. I used an artificial flower behind it to keep the background from being black.
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Feeding Miner Bee by dalantech
Feeding Miner Bee
Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F16, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (2x) + a diffused MT-24EX. This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.

Technique: I injected 2:1 sugar syrup into a Sunflower so the critter would have a reason to let me get close. I shot from a low angle not just because it makes for a better mage but also to get the proboscis and the face of the bee in focus.
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Lunch Date by dalantech
Lunch Date
The tricky part, when shooting insect pairs like these Carpenter Ants, is getting both of their leading eyes in focus.

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 put some 2:1 sugar syrup around the edge of an upside down plastic plate in an area where there were a lot of foraging Carpenter Ants.
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John Kimbler
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