Owen rarely holds still for me these days, but I caught him in a good mood yesterday! I guess i could have closed down my aperture OR turned the ISO to 400?
1. 50mm ISO 800, ap 2.2, ss 1/640
2. same as above
Upon finding the mantis among my kids outdoor play toys, I SCREAMED! Then I ran and got my camera, switched lenses, and started shooting! I could swear this bug was posing for me. It was really fun! I was playing with my meter mode and also trying really hard to close my aperture a bit to get the whole bug in focus. I have a hard time with that.
3. 100 mm macro ISO 200, ap 4, ss 1/200 (I also ran an action on this one for fun)
4. 100 mm macro ISO 200, ap 4, ss 1/250
5. 100 mm macro ISO 200, ap 4, ss 1/800
6. 100 mm macro ISO 400, ap 2.8, ss 1/200
7. 100 mm macro ISO 400, ap 2.8, ss 1/500
LOVE the last one. Its gorgeous
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Nice! Yours is a "baby" (no wings yet, very small) August/September is the time you will see them most. There are many species of mantis in the United States, and they are found all over. I used to see them in my garden most years, but haven't in a couple years. Not sure why.
Eva & I saw a huge Chinese Mantid on campus when I picked her up from preschool a couple weeks ago. Here is my phone pic:
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These are great!
1. I have to say this one is soft though.
2. LOVE. Seriously adore this one!
3, 6, & 7 are GREAT! That last one made me giggle!
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I like #2 as well. I like the conversion and the fact that you weren't afraid to crop the top and left; it brings out eyes!
Neat mantis shots. The shadows in #3 are nice and add interest. I don't care for the crop in #4. I like the pose in #5 but wish the background weren't stark white (hard to get bugs to cooperate while you adjust lighting!), both #5 and #6 are very cool!
For some reason, I have trouble shooting mantis. My friend's garden is loaded with them, but I never like my shots.
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