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August 24, 2009
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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
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Adobe Photoshop Elements 10.0 Windows
Sensor Size
14mm

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Freckles II by dalantech Freckles II by dalantech
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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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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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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dalantech Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It has happened only twice :)
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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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dalantech Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Good luck :)
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m-j-s Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely stunning shot!
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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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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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PolfieDary Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it! :love: great shot!
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Grandmagoingnuts Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow..Just speechless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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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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