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Deviant for 9 Years
19 Month Core Membership
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Mating Red Mason Bees by dalantech Mating Red Mason Bees :icondalantech:dalantech 56 33 Mason Bee Series 4-2 by dalantech Mason Bee Series 4-2 :icondalantech:dalantech 85 14 Mason Bee Series 4-1 by dalantech Mason Bee Series 4-1 :icondalantech:dalantech 94 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 42 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 46 7

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In the pink by AnnaKirsten In the pink :iconannakirsten:AnnaKirsten 87 35 Praying Mantis 2 VI by Deformity Praying Mantis 2 VI :icondeformity:Deformity 179 39 The idler by Viand The idler :iconviand:Viand 1,130 153 Polyommatus icarus II by Aphantopus Polyommatus icarus II :iconaphantopus:Aphantopus 101 9 Life Inside A Snow Globe by AimishBoy Life Inside A Snow Globe :iconaimishboy:AimishBoy 3,354 361
Under 100 Faves Feature
The 100 works you see here have less than 100 :+fav:s! (at the time of putting the the article together) I hope you like them as much as I do :dance:

Sunset on the Sea by alexandarsh Indian Ocean symphony by westaussie
:thumb216233736: Singularity - Taishan Sunrise by fr1gidity Bearthday by Radiatr
Sunset on Dartoor by TamarViewStudio 1.21 Jigawatts by BWTurley :thumb213375748:
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corriere piccolo by FrancoBorsiWildLife Daddies Little Bruiser. by AbbottPhotoArt Wasnt Me by Eternalfall1
Dharma I by WesleySAbney Pai's Little Girl by SistersGrimms Kociak by Vanja95  
:thumb215304856: Baby Bunny 1 by felill Kodiak and Sage by MMR2001
So Like a Rose by zzombiegirl :thumb213810663: :thumb213304853: :thumb217708487:
Palm Curls by kimboj .: p u r p l e :. by minor004 Two is company by RibbonBlack
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Bell by MikkoLagerstedt Salsify by IndianRain a072872 by tigerelune
:thumb217298827: ________ by lisans I meet him to day by rdalpes
:: Natural Jewel :: by HarisDrako In suspension by SzymonMic :thumb2
:iconblueanomis:BlueAnomiS 81 112
mr Inferno by shade-pl mr Inferno :iconshade-pl:shade-pl 924 102 The Architect called Nature by FlorianHebel The Architect called Nature :iconflorianhebel:FlorianHebel 313 135 Purple-Shot Copper by MartinAmm Purple-Shot Copper :iconmartinamm:MartinAmm 682 66
Hall Of Fame ( 13 - May 2011 )
:new: :bulletred: Before talking about the features, I want to present something briefly. For those who still care and who would like to make a change in someone’s life, you are free to share your ideas concerning our Project called The "Think about it" Project. Your opinion counts! And no, we are NOT expecting donations of any kind etc. , because this project isn’t based on any financial principle. Details can be found on the official updated website: .
:new: :bulletblue: Those who have been members of our Group for quite a while are aware of the fact that many of the Group's Submissions end up in my and Alligatorr's favourites, being featured in my Journals, being featured in our Hall Of Fame and being suggested as DDs. So, keep submitting, people, because there are only advantages in it for you.
:bulletblue: This is the Hall Of Fame of my :iconForeverArtGroup: . Here you c
:iconputyourbravefaceon:PutYourBraveFaceOn 27 9
Awesome Macro In The Last Week #6
Please :+favlove: So more people will see it! Spread the love!
All images are in the Macro gallery if they are not "real" Macros I'm sorry. Palm Curls by kimboj Hundred Sixteen. by Annarigby Falling comet... by Yancis :thumb213831420: :thumb213385130: :thumb214412433: 10,000 Days by Kameolynn Vortex by Kameolynn 021 by peikkoluola Precious Little Treasure by ravador Like a pearl. by 0paline Take Off by xeneras Moist by JoniNiemela :thumb213404630: Roll The Dice by KendraKayKayKamera :thumb213932654: :thumb214401134: Simple by Dipliner Aster by VinayRao Golden world by Sea-of-wonders It's very romantic dews by diensilver :thumb214428906: Summer memory II by WindyLife :thumb214432597: PEACE. .. by light-from-Emirates Waiting for summer by pqphotography
:iconmisery-at-dawnn:Misery-At-Dawnn 25 34
Ectemnius lapidarius by Dark-Raptor Ectemnius lapidarius :icondark-raptor:Dark-Raptor 149 27
Contest Winners: Macro Beauty in Everyday Objects
WINNERS of the Macro Photography Contest : Beauty in everyday Objects
Original News Article :  Macro Photography Contest : Beauty in everyday Objects
After a good and long review the judges have voted in the winners of this awesome contest. It wasn't easy and the final results were very very close. Let me start by presenting you some beautiful runner up photos:

Now let me present you the top 3 winners in a reverse order. All winners will receive a features from the following deviants and groups, besides the awesome prize packages for each winning place :
photofairy Design-of-Liquid AngeliqueRaindrops ShownThroughMusic shuttermonkey petrova WH1T3-N0153 CSnyder bdwfh phantaz phoenixleo Cinestress KuchikixRukia Wheels-Of-Joy :devTr
:iconhellfirediva:hellfirediva 83 62
Obscured Photos: 0-5 Comments // Issue 59
ObscuredPhotos is a photography group dedicated to exposing obscured (unknown, underappreciated, etc.) photography. It doesn't matter where you are at in terms of skill; if you are underappreciated and you feel you deserve more recognition, you've come to the right place!
The 0-5 Comments issues feature a photographer as well as 3 deviations with less than 5 original comments from a wide variety of photography. Please give your time to :+favlove: this article and to write constructive comments so that you make a true difference to the artists featured here.
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Featured Photos
Abstract & Surreal
~featured by FallenUmbrella

Animals, Plants & Nature


Dummy - Painting With Light I by Eowyn-86 :thumb20
:icon3wyl:3wyl 32 10
Lycaenidae Sp by buleria Lycaenidae Sp :iconbuleria:buleria 25 4
Most beautiful macro photography of nature
I have made a lot of favorite collections around DA and one of them is my macro collection. I really love to do it myself but I'm not so good as most of the artists here on DA and since I love nature the most, here are the most prettiest and sharpest macro picture in my favorite collection!  It was really really hard to choose but here they are!
If you like these you can also browse through my collection because I have so many more beautiful works collected:
Give these artists some love and :+fav: this article if you like it! :)
Something I can never have by mebilia lilac. by impatienss closer.. by impatienss  Bokeh Tuesday by Lady-Tori
Ice Rose by eyedesign 60 by YanaBondareva : l u m i e r e s : by hellfirediva Chilling by Oer-Wout velvet by yv  hello winter by violetkitty92 Glow II by ninazdesign :thumb
:iconpamba:Pamba 26 11


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...


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 :)


John Kimbler
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
Current Residence: Naples, Italy
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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 
dalantech Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Frostschock Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017   Photographer
Happy Birthday!! :)
dalantech Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
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