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Suiyoubimusic Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great gallery, very inspiring. I really like the close-ups you got on that red dragon-fly, simply amazing! I will keep watching!
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dalantech Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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50centSmiles Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
You have an amazing gallery~
May I ask how you set up for a shot?  How do you capture an insect in a moment of stillness, that is :)
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dalantech Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Some of those insects are still, and I'm usually shooting either early in the morning or late in the evening when their metabolisms naturally slow down. With Bees sometimes their metabolisms tank and I just happen to be in the right place at the right time. I never refrigerate a subject -I think it is unethical.

Some of those subjects are either semi-active or hyper-active and I just have to be quick to get the shot. Sometimes I'll use a bait (like honey or sugar syrup) to slow them down. If they are eating then they are more likely to let me get close. In the end it all comes down to a lot of practice and a little bit of luck ;)
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AllieEss Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome gallery! Just wow! :o (Eek) 
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dalantech Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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Mistikfantasy Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: this gallery is amazing!=D

Insect and especially bees must be protected from pesticides.
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dalantech Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the props :)
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Soudius Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Student General Artist

It's impressive how Insects look close up, you'd never imagine all the hair and detail :D

great work! really interesting

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dalantech Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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