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Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
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F/13.0
Focal Length
65 mm
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100
Date Taken
Jul 31, 2010, 5:30:59 AM

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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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:icondyingmarshmallows:
You can do it little guy!
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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SaraPereiraArt Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an amazing macro!Very nice work!
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dalantech Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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DuchessofEdelweiss May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The sort of thing I can only aspire to.
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:icondalantech:
dalantech 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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dalantech Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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dragonfly-oli 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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dalantech May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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