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Feeding Honeybee V by dalantech Feeding Honeybee V :icondalantech:dalantech 24 6 Mason Bee VIII by dalantech Mason Bee VIII :icondalantech:dalantech 18 2 European Carder Bee IV by dalantech European Carder Bee IV :icondalantech:dalantech 20 10 Mason Bee VII by dalantech Mason Bee VII :icondalantech:dalantech 20 6 European Carder Bee III by dalantech European Carder Bee III :icondalantech:dalantech 19 7 Feeding Chafer Beetle II by dalantech Feeding Chafer Beetle II :icondalantech:dalantech 18 2 Mason Bee VI by dalantech Mason Bee VI :icondalantech:dalantech 20 0 Mason Bee V by dalantech Mason Bee V :icondalantech:dalantech 24 10 European Carder Bee II by dalantech European Carder Bee II :icondalantech:dalantech 71 9 Mason Bee IV by dalantech Mason Bee IV :icondalantech:dalantech 19 2 European Carder Bee I by dalantech European Carder Bee I :icondalantech:dalantech 19 6 Feeding Honeybee IV by dalantech Feeding Honeybee IV :icondalantech:dalantech 25 0 Mason Bee III by dalantech Mason Bee III :icondalantech:dalantech 23 6 Mason Bee II by dalantech Mason Bee II :icondalantech:dalantech 27 2 Mason Bee I by dalantech Mason Bee I :icondalantech:dalantech 101 21 Feeding Honeybee III by dalantech Feeding Honeybee III :icondalantech:dalantech 71 11

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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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Feeding Honeybee V
Technique: I used a syringe to add sugar syrup to a few flowers so that this Honeybee would have a reason to let me get close.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/125, ISO 200 due to Highlight Tone Priority) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (about 2.5x) + a diffused MT-26EX-RT ("A" flash head on a Kaiser adjustable flash shoe), E-TTL metering, 0 FEC, second curtain sync).
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Mason Bee VIII
Male of Megachile (Chalicodoma) parietina.
 
Technique: After photographing this mason bee in my lavender I turned it loose in a plant on my patio while I went to have lunch. Evidently the little guy got active and had lunch as well, because this is how I found him later on that same afternoon. 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 5x) + a diffused MT-24EX (both flash heads on the Canon flash mount, E-TTL metering).
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European Carder Bee IV
Technique: I found this European Wool carder bee snoozing on a Lavender stalk before sunset and woke up early the next morning to photograph it before it warmed up and got active. I placed an artificial flower in the background to keep the background from being black. 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 (around 2x) + a diffused MT-24EX (both flash heads on the Canon flash mount, E-TTL metering with -1 2/3 FEC).
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Mason Bee VII
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.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (3x) + a diffused MT-24EX (both flash heads on the Canon flash mount, E-TTL metering). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held. I used an artificial flower to keep the background from being black.
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European Carder Bee III
Technique: I found this European Wool carder bee snoozing on a Lavender stalk before sunset and woke up early the next morning to photograph it. I placed an artificial flower in the background to keep it from being black.

Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 200 with highlight tone priority) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (5x) + a diffused MT-24EX (both flash heads on the Canon flash mount, E-TTL metering with -1 2/3 FEC). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.
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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 
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dalantech Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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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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