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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!







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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






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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


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Phidippus insignarius courtship display by ColinHuttonPhoto

At long last love has arrived

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And I thank God I'm alive


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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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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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MarcosRodriguez's
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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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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
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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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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...

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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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John Kimbler
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MajikkanBeingsUnite Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday, Mr. Awesome Bee Photographer!
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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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