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Oct 27, 2015 12:31 |  #1

Technique: Sometimes the subject I'm shooting gets so use to me being close that it just goes about its business as if I'm not there. All I had to do is set the camera to under expose the natural light in the background, and I shaded the subject so that the flash was the only significant light source on the mantis (to freeze motion).

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Oct 27, 2015 18:46 |  #2

Great eye detail,John!


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Oct 27, 2015 20:18 |  #3

Awesome captures! That's a lot of head to fit within the narrow dof ;)


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Oct 27, 2015 23:38 |  #4

Great insect predator! Can't wait to try out my extension tube I just ordered.




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Oct 27, 2015 23:45 |  #5

Thanks Denis, Travis, and Bob :)


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Oct 28, 2015 01:29 |  #6

Lovely captures- esp like #2
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Oct 28, 2015 02:27 |  #7

Great work John.


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Oct 28, 2015 14:58 |  #8

Nice Set! I haven't seen any of those in my area in a while. We used to have a bush near our house were dozens of them would congregate, but they don't show up anymore.


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Oct 29, 2015 04:30 |  #9

Amazing shots!


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Oct 29, 2015 15:34 |  #10

Thanks Bas, SuperSS27, and Paulo 8-)


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Nov 01, 2015 08:55 |  #11

Wonderful shots as always John.


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Nov 01, 2015 09:08 |  #12

Thanks Lester :)


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Nov 01, 2015 09:39 |  #13

Super sharp as usual John - great portraits

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Nov 01, 2015 10:50 |  #14

Thanks Linda :)


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