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Gymnast by dalantech Gymnast by dalantech
Another early morning shot of a slowly moving bee.

Tech Specs: Canon 1D Mark III (F13, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MPE-65mm macro lens (2x) + a diffused MT-24EX (0 FEC). I used a grape leaf to keep the background from being black.
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Given 2010-09-07
The suggesters say:
=leelloor: "Beautiful capture. Great colors and composition."
~Rapierr: "He is a well known photographer in extreme macro world with his lighting solutions. In this photo he was able to show another unique behavior of his favorite model (bees). This photo stands out of the crowd with its unique composition and natural looking lighting."
*MEgolddust: "The body movement of that bee makes it quiet special. I haven't seen any macro like it before."
Gymnast by =dalantech ( Featured by impressionenmeer )
:iconfsgphotography:
This is one of the better macro shots I've seen. The detail and clarity are absolutely amazing.

The colours of the wasp are nice - bright but not overly so.

The composition could be better, though. Vertically the wasp is too centred, and I feel there should be more space on the right side than the left, because that's the way the wasp is facing. Overall, I think there's too much space around the wasp - I think a tighter crop would work better.
Also, the DOF seems a bit too shallow to me. I'd like to see a little more of the wasp in focus. However, you'd probably struggle to do focus stacking with a live subject, so this is a bit of a moot point.

Anyway. In terms of detail, this is magnificent. I just think the composition could be improved somewhat. But it's still a really great shot. Kudos!

(Also, first official critique! Yay.)
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:iconfromaster24:
Fromaster24 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Evil little insects, those bees... don't care if they pollinate the world's flowers and whatnot, they are evil!
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
lol!
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:icondyingmarshmallows:
DyingMarshmallows Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
You can do it little guy!
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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:iconsarapereiraart:
SaraPereiraArt Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an amazing macro!Very nice work!
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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:iconduchessofedelweiss:
DuchessofEdelweiss Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The sort of thing I can only aspire to.
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Just practice -lots of practice. Not uncommon for me to take over 10,000 frames in a year.
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:iconmaybe-paper-hearts:
maybe-paper-hearts Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student Photographer
excellent!
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello!
You are one of the finalists of the "Macro" folder in #Breathtaking-photos!
If you win this poll, you will be featured the whole next week!
[link]
Please remember that asking for votes will lead to disqualification.
Thank you and have a nice day!
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconmoonflowercreations:
MoonFlowerCreations Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
its funny :woohoo:

amazing good shot! :deviation:
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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:iconalekimoneira:
AlekimOneira Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Awesome shot! :love:
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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:iconalekimoneira:
AlekimOneira Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
You're welcome! :)
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:icondream-angel-artista:
Dream-Angel-Artista Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
^w^aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwww verry cute smille! Great picture!:love:
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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:icondream-angel-artista:
Dream-Angel-Artista Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
your welcomes!
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:iconspells17:
Spells17 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Haha so cool.. I would say it's more of a ninja ;D :giggle: :wow:
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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:iconmiguelangelophoto:
MiguelAngeloPhoto Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
What a pose and even better photo
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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:iconteamvirility:
TeamVirility Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha he is doing some sort of Yoga . Nice one .
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:iconwizardofunseen:
WizardOfUnseen Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Really awesome photo. :clap:
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:icondigitalmanip:
digitalmanip Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
John--

One word: WOW!!!! I have sooooo much to learn re: macro photography, but you are an inspiration. A definate "fave".

--Craig
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:iconchoppywings:
Choppywings Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconiloveitplz:
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:icontsoube:
tsoube Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
awesome what Lens do you have and take this photo
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:iconpamba:
Pamba Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello dear, you have been featured in my news article about macro and closeup photography.
If you like it then it would be nice if you :+fav: the article to spread the love :heart:
[link]
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:iconfrienddesign:
Frienddesign Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
shocked!!!
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Why?
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:iconfrienddesign:
Frienddesign Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Specification =)
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:iconradioviking:
radioviking Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
What an intriguing picture! Not only is the detail remarkable, as always, but this particular shot makes the bee seem so much like a mischievous imp, wringing its hands with an unfathomable glint in its eye. More so than usual, I think you've really anthropomorphized this creature and given it personality beyond what I've seen before. Well done!
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:iconpsithyrus:
Psithyrus Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
As a bee biologist, I find this picture simply stunning :)
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:iconkathygub:
KathyGub Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
Wonderful shot, well done!
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:icontaylormadedesigns:
TaylorMadeDesigns Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
how close did you have to get to the subject?
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
About 2.5 inches (6cm).
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:iconsmerle:
SMerle Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
amazing capture!
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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:iconpamba:
Pamba Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello dear, you have been featured in my news article here: [link]
This is a really magnificent macro picture! :)
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :hug:
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:iconrn123456:
rn123456 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
good
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:iconmrsbox:
MrsBox Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:wow:
It's so cute... and seems to be ready for Cirque du Soleil.
Great shot!
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:iconsasosi:
SasoSi Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great. I love it.
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:iconharukoyamada:
harukoyamada Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
It's so cute!!! 8D
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:icontigergirl-tiggy620:
TigerGirl-Tiggy620 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Student General Artist
The details! The colours! Everything! Great shot! Its awesome, i think the bee its adorable! xP
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:icondeepdark00-0:
DeepDark00-0 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
That is AWESOME how you managed to capture this pose.
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:iconlonly-bm:
lonly-bm Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
oh my god??
just amazing
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:icontimberclipse:
TimberClipse Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Professional Filmographer
WOW
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Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
Aperture
F/13.0
Focal Length
65 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Jul 31, 2010, 5:30:59 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop Elements 10.0 Windows
Sensor Size
18mm

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