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I baited this honeybee to get her to slow down and let me get close. Shot at almost 3x with a Canon MPE-65mm macro lens.

This image was chosen by National Geographic for their Daily Dozen in the 4th week of August 2009.

I was selected by Digital Photographer Magazine as their Macro Photographer of the Year for 2009 for this image www.dphotographer.co.uk/dpoty2…
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Given 2010-02-26
Suggester says: "This is mega impressive!" Freckles II by =dalantech ( Suggested by PatrickRuegheimer and Featured by impressionenmeer )
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There is not much you can say about this photo for the simple fact it is perfection at every level.

Macros of insects for me are quite problematic since most of them fail to show the animals in an appealing way. This photo is actually the first one that baffled me and left me curious to appreciate every detail of it. Furthermore, there are details in this photo that I never saw before in other macros so you literally show the honeybee with a brand new light and in plain action.

The detail is superb. Never before I could appreciate the pollen of a flower and how this "sparkles" the photo. Beautiful colors and flawless technique. Fantastic choice of depth as well.


There is nothing else to say but to remark the marvelous work you did.
How come this didn't become a Daily Deviation is something that I cannot understand...


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:iconristo0:
Risto0 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Great shot. When taking such closeup pictures, aren't you afraid that they finally needle you?
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It has happened only twice :)
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:iconristo0:
Risto0 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Your photos give a lot of inspirations. I have the same equipment and I even diffuse the flash the same way as you, but i never captured a photo even close as good as is yours. This summer I must face my fears of gedding needled and try to capture something similar :)
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Good luck :)
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:iconm-j-s:
m-j-s Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely stunning shot!
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:iconzen-art-gallery:
Zen-Art-Gallery Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Student Photographer
CONGEATS!!! How did you get the bee to slow down? and stay still? - what was your setup like?
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is pretty much how I do my high mag feeding bee shots [link]
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:iconpolfiedary:
PolfieDary Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it! :love: great shot!
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:icongrandmagoingnuts:
Grandmagoingnuts Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow..Just speechless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:icontite-nelfe:
Tite-Nelfe Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow ... I have not seen another photo of this quality ! Exceptional !
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:icondruology:
Druology Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
Hello!

You have been featured in this news article: #ImageShare Presents: Art Features (Vol. II)!

Have a great day! :meow:
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:iconbdweeyah:
Bdweeyah Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010   Photographer
سبحـآن الله . .
Such an amazing photo
oh wait .. amazing is not enough also ..
W O O O O O O O O O O O W is all i can say =D
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:iconbaher-amin:
Baher-Amin Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful capture....!!!!
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:iconotas32:
otas32 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
Featured HERE. Hope you don't mind.
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:iconlightworkerlabs:
lightworkerlabs Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
u should checko out a pic i took..its not micro but its still pretty good...mines a oic of a crab spider waiting for a yellow jacket or a bee....

link:

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I ACCEDENTALY CLICKED SUBMIT PRINT HOWW DO I REMOVE A PRINT I DONT ENEN KNOW HOW THIS STUFF WORKS OUT...
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:iconmarczingg:
MarcZingg Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Wow, great, i want to make pics in the same quality. I think in 10 years, i can do that. ;)
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:iconcrimsonpenguin:
crimsonpenguin Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Well this is just ridiculously good!
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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:iconblaz0re:
Blaz0re Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
really great work
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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:iconarchann:
archanN Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
omg! im speechless, amazing!!!
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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:iconcromozone:
cRomoZone Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
Amazing in every way!
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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:iconlianaya:
Lianaya Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I never knew pollen looked like that! This is such an amazing shot. Excellent job!
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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:iconpatrickruegheimer:
PatrickRuegheimer Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010   Photographer

❙ Hai, I featured your artwork in Suggested Daily Deviations for February - Vol. 8
★ Feel free to comment and +fav the articel. :D
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!!
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:iconpatrickruegheimer:
PatrickRuegheimer Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010   Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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:iconphotocrafter:
photocrafter Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
A well deserved DD. WOW!
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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:iconphotocrafter:
photocrafter Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
Your welcome. :)
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:iconzaz14ispottermad:
zaz14ispottermad Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Student Photographer
CONGRATULATIONS :clap:
YOU HAVE JUST BEEN FEATURED IN MY JOURNAL :deviation:
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CONGRATS ON SUCH A STUNNING PIECE OF ART :judge:
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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:iconzaz14ispottermad:
zaz14ispottermad Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Student Photographer
you are very welcome
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:iconarifgraphy:
arifgraphy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Its amazing, simply unbelievable.
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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:iconkitzmonster:
KitzMonster Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, weird that this is a DD XD, not because it isn't good or anything, I really like it, but I was jsut looking at it like 2 days ago xD
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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:iconkitzmonster:
KitzMonster Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You are most welcome!
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:iconpugcandy:
pugcandy Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
AMAZING!
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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:icon21citrouilles:
21citrouilles Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
Divine details and capture! Also congrats on your achievements, well deserved. :)
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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:iconmescamesh:
mescamesh Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
Great shot!

Cheers
Stevie
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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:iconfleeingdemon-studios:
Oh wow.
I don't like bugs personally, but this is just... Wow. It's beautiful!
I didn't know honeybees had hair on their eyes!

It's really interesting from a scientific standpoint, as well as aesthetically pleasing!

And I can now see why pollen irritates my sinuses. It looks like little spiky balls!

**Is thoroughly impressed!**
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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:icondyceibg:
DyceIBG Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
Wow, that's amazing. Nice capture!
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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Canon
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Canon EOS 40D
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
Aperture
F/13.0
Focal Length
65 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Aug 23, 2009, 7:05:09 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop Elements 10.0 Windows
Sensor Size
14mm

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