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Mating Red Mason Bees by dalantech Mating Red Mason Bees :icondalantech:dalantech 54 28 Mason Bee Series 4-2 by dalantech Mason Bee Series 4-2 :icondalantech:dalantech 84 14 Mason Bee Series 4-1 by dalantech Mason Bee Series 4-1 :icondalantech:dalantech 93 17 European Wool Carder Bee XI by dalantech European Wool Carder Bee XI :icondalantech:dalantech 90 13 Feeding Common Carder Bee by dalantech Feeding Common Carder Bee :icondalantech:dalantech 79 22 Turn Signal by dalantech Turn Signal :icondalantech:dalantech 82 26 Mason Bee Series 3-3 by dalantech Mason Bee Series 3-3 :icondalantech:dalantech 62 12 Mason Bee Series 3-2 by dalantech Mason Bee Series 3-2 :icondalantech:dalantech 389 66 Mason Bee Series 3-1 by dalantech Mason Bee Series 3-1 :icondalantech:dalantech 43 16 Honeybee in a Passion Flower by dalantech Honeybee in a Passion Flower :icondalantech:dalantech 82 32 Butterfly in Lavender II by dalantech Butterfly in Lavender II :icondalantech:dalantech 45 20 European Wool Carder Bee X by dalantech European Wool Carder Bee X :icondalantech:dalantech 26 5 Butterfly in Lavender I by dalantech Butterfly in Lavender I :icondalantech:dalantech 108 38 Feeding Chafer Beetle by dalantech Feeding Chafer Beetle :icondalantech:dalantech 41 16 Messy by dalantech Messy :icondalantech:dalantech 66 14 European Wool Carder Bee IX by dalantech European Wool Carder Bee IX :icondalantech:dalantech 47 7

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Awesome Animals - A big photography feature!
After making this journal I really feel like getting a pet. :onfire:
Please give a favourite if you liked it!
Enjoy!







utro by rahmanioit's winter by Maaira
PYTHON CARPET by felixheru
European Crested Tit by ClaudeGfly, sheltie, fly! by Maaira
Pure by CheckAvailability
Gecko by melvynyeo
~ sunset avenue ~ by MartinPrievalskyLittle Life for Little Ant by felixheru
Proud red deer IV by moem-photography
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Best of October Submissions
:bulletwhite: Group Rules :bulletwhite: Current Contest :bulletwhite: Our Gallery :bulletwhite:
Welcome to Magnify-Life's Best of August!!

Hello lovely members!! And Welcome to our third feature!! This month we are showing off the best submissions of October!! Sorry this is a bit late, I've been a horrible procrastinator. :ashemed: Please enjoy some of the amazing macro works submitted by you our members!!
:)





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The best of October 2014






Centaurea Cyanus by PassionAndTheCamera
Img 7986-1 by snomanda
Envelope with apples by lesyakikhDeva by lesyakikh
look at me by CliffWFotografie
Another redhead cutie! by Seb-PhotosCALLE by LEVIATAN-666
Morning Magic by KatharinaKuebler
Preparing by IndigoSummerrInverno by MariannaInsomnia
Purple petals by Kayla-Larrise
Ruby Throated Hummingbird by Andres-CadenaEver so Green by FlabnBone
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You're Just Too Good To Be True

You're just too good to be true





Can't take my eyes off of you




You'd be like heaven to touch




I wanna hold you so much


Habronattus calcaratus courtship display by ColinHuttonPhoto
... wave 'em like you just don't care by ColinHuttonPhoto
Phidippus insignarius courtship display by ColinHuttonPhoto

At long last love has arrived

Damsels In Tandem by dalantech
Damsel and Eggs by Blaklisted
Connected by dalantech
And I thank God I'm alive


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Crazy Amazing Art 26
It has been forever since Ive done an amazing art feature! Ive felt so lazy lately :P Hope you enjoy this fantastic art filled feature!!
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You Had It Coming by KatharinaKueblerArms opened to life by OlivierAccart
touching light. by Raining-Insanity
Sathorn Pedestrian Bridge by palmbook

Splash of Fall (256) by TomGarotDamselfly by ColinHuttonPhoto
Wald #35 by HeikoGerlicher
Mother and son by Nataly1stvapor (bw) by NWunseenButterfly at sunset by Bliss89
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Feature Friday #3: Tiny Life
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Hi everyone! Sorry for having this FF one day later again, but I am repaying you for this by making it way bigger than the previous two! In fact, it's bigger than both of the last two features combined. Yay!
Feature Friday info:
Feature Friday is a little weekly project seeking to feature beautiful art of all themes,  but most importantly, bringing spotlight to unknown pieces and artists.  Doesn't mean I won't include lovely popular pieces, but unknown artists are my priority. The project is open  to suggestions on the next features' themes (or even pieces to feature!) Feel free to suggest any theme you'd like to see. In addition, if the theme will be one suggested by you, you'll get featured as a suggester. Heart
Today's theme suggested by:
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Macro Spotlight Vol. 137
MarcosRodriguez's
Spotlight Vol. 137
Macro
The Spotlight
Family
by thenSir
Silver Soul
by Thinking-Silence
Collide II
by endprocess83
Pa130159
by alina-ay
Freefall
by dinodude411
Elevated
by goRillA-iNK
Img 9869-2
by jurca315
Day 281
by Z-Nous
The past
by diensilver
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Best of September Submissions
:bulletwhite: Group Rules :bulletwhite: Current Contest :bulletwhite: Our Gallery :bulletwhite:
Welcome to Magnify-Life's Best of August!!

Hello lovely members!! And Welcome to our second feature!! This month we are showing off the best submissions of September!! In the next few weeks look forward to our very first contest. Until then please enjoy some of the amazing macro works submitted by you our members!!
:)





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Macro Spotlight Vol.134
MarcosRodriguez's
Spotlight Vol. 134
Macro
The Spotlight
Poison Arrow Frog
by CliffWFotografie
Dreams and Machines
by keifin
Tangled
by Luna1282
WDC_51
by relhom
The Fancy Wayfarer
by alexgphoto
Autumn
by BO-LED
Img 6964-1
by snomanda
drop the top
by lindahabiba
after showering...
by :dev
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Macro Spotlight Vol. 132
MarcosRodriguez's
Spotlight Vol. 132
Macro
The Spotlight
Dandy Blue and Drops
by SJohnstone
Forensic Files
by SheilaMBrinson
Tears from the moon
by Skepticu
All I Need
by MyLifeThroughTheLens
The Queen
by IndigoSummerr
CLiMAX 164
by GregorKerle
Gimmy the spider
by CreativityPrisoner
The Forest
by Windglow
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Weekly feature LXVII
Here are some of the best pictures submitted to :iconBreathtaking-photos: this week 
Enjoy :heart: 

 
 

 

 The Immortal Connection II/III by xBassxHarmingx
frozen-photo.com by Frozen-photo Common Greenshank by Sergey-Ryzhkov
-Opening the new day in Moravia- by Janek-Sedlar
218.365 by PiecesOfAnsley Kristina 3 by RavenaJuly
SMSY 15 by NSolanki 
Lost In Time by Nelleke Blaze In The Sky by r-maric
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Yellow
:bulletyellow: Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun - Pablo Picasso :bulletyellow:
:bulletyellow: Please show some love to the artists below :bulletyellow:




 
 
            
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Best of August
:bulletwhite: Group Rules :bulletwhite: Current Contest :bulletwhite: Our Gallery :bulletwhite:
Welcome to Magnify-Life's Best of August!!

Hello lovely members!! And Welcome to our very first feature!! This month we are showing off the best submissions of august! We are a month old and already have 100 members!! How great is that!!! In the next few weeks look forward to our very first contest. Until then please enjoy some of the amazing macro works submitted by you our members!!
:)



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beauties
Hi to all:wave:
Hope you are all doing good:heart:
it has been long time I didnt make a journal.
I found little time to refresh it.
The fall is at the door but still very warm here.
it was a strange summer with strong rain. even it was a very warm summer but we saw a few little tornado here in istanbul.
Hope your season is better than ours:)
Here some beauties I collected lately.
I noticed that since a few months DD's are awesome.
Some of my suggestions accepted by CV's. I m glad the photos got good attention with their great support:)
Hope you will enjoy this journal:))
Love and hugs to all:huggle:

  

  
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Macro Spotlight Vol. 130
MarcosRodriguez's
Spotlight Vol. 130
Macro
The Spotlight
moon
by lindahabiba
Cuckoo Wasp
by AlHabshi
Draw 3
by themetaphornextdoor
I Need Some Time
by IreneHorvath
Calocera viscosa
by Thinking-Silence
Cerceris rybyensis
by Seb-Photos
Minty Micky
by SheilaMBrinson
Honeybee Covered in Zucchini Pollen II
by dalantech
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Enchanting Nature Feature XI
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Hello everyone! I know it's been ages since my last feature, but I hope you enjoy what I have to showcase today. :aww:

 

 

 

(Imapenisbaby) by GirlsLikePonys A Snail Named Gary by myuneko626
Ground Beetle by AlHabshi
Beauty and the Beast by xOronar Colors. by andokadesbois
050313 by kristianna11
Rest in peace by arefin03 Sanctuary by arefin03
*** by afamjaowy
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Critiques


Critique from the Extreme-Macro Group: I like the refraction in the drops, and I like the way the grass is crossing the frame. Excellen...


Critique from the Extreme-Macro group: Looking at the overall area that's in focus I think that you nailed placing the depth of field a...


What struck me first about this image is the light -the way it plays across the petals and adds strong contrast to the stem. Light is o...

by buleria

I've known buleria (Remus) for a very long time, and I've watched him transform from an average macro photographer to one of the best n...

Activity


Mating Red Mason Bees
Technique: It was cool this morning when I found this mating pair, and with both of them feeling lethargic due to the temperature I was able to coax the female into climbing onto my finger. I set the Fstop to 11 and the shutter to 1/125th so that I could expose the sky behind them. The tricky part is hand holding over 2 kilos (4.8 pounds) of camera gear while sliding the lens on my hand to get them both in focus. Lots of deleted frames.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/125, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (over 1x) + a diffused MT-24EX (both flash heads on the Canon flash mount, E-TTL metering). This is a single frame taken hand held. I am the finger model :)
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Mason Bee Series 4-2
Male of Megachile (Chalicodoma) parietina.
 

Technique: It was a cool day (18C) with partly cloudy skies and intermittent light showers -perfect weather to go looking for solitary bees since they'll have a tough time keeping their metabolism up. I got lucky and found this Mason bee semi-dormant in my Lavender. This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held. I used an artificial flower to keep the background from being black.
 

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (around 3x) + a diffused MT-24EX (both flash heads on the Canon flash mount, E-TTL metering).
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Mason Bee Series 4-1
Male of Megachile (Chalicodoma) parietina.

Technique: It was a cool day (18C) with partly cloudy skies and intermittent light showers -perfect weather to go looking for solitary bees since they'll have a tough time keeping their metabolism up. I got lucky and found this Mason bee semi-dormant in my Lavender. This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held. I used an artificial flower to keep the background from being black.
 

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (over 3x) + a diffused MT-24EX (both flash heads on the Canon flash mount, E-TTL metering).
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European Wool Carder Bee XI
Technique: Another early morning shot of a soon to be active critter. With local temps in the low 20s C at dawn they don't stay still very long. I held on to the Lavender stalk that it was on with my left hand, and rested the lens on that same hand to keep the scene steady. This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 200 with highlight tone priority) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (over 3x) + a diffused MT-24EX (both flash heads on the Canon flash mount, E-TTL metering with -1 1/3 FEC).
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John Kimbler
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MajikkanBeingsUnite Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday, Mr. Awesome Bee Photographer!
bee Buzzing Bee Beemote Pixel: Bee Bee Emoticon floating bee : DBee 
Bee icon Bee icon.2 Bee icon.3 Bee icon.4 Beemoticon 
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dalantech Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
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Frostschock Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017   Photographer
Happy Birthday!! :)
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dalantech Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
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