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Old 07-29-2011, 08:26 PM
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IF the leaf you're talking about is the blurred green part of the background, I'd vote for removal just to reduce competition with his body/body color, but if the leaf is the purple part behind him (don't know if he's on a leaf or a petal), I like it. I thought he looked dead in your last one (stuck on in place), so I'm glad to hear he didn't "stay put" and is hopefully alive. He is a cute model. I find mantids to be interesting to look at, but they still bring an almost instinctive chill to my backbone, whereas this little guy just makes me smile.
Ah... it's definitely not stuck on, they have tiny hairs in the middle of their legs they use when they cling vertically to a stem - different when they are horizontal :-)
If you take a look at similar Hopper / Locust google images you will see that's how they cling on when vertical which is the problem i had when someone suggested rotating to landscape, it wouldn't look right because they alter their posture.

On t'other one the part i wanted to remove was the purple leaf behind, but now i'll re-think about neutralizing the foliage when i have the time,
cheers CJ

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Old 08-20-2011, 03:30 AM
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Another shot from Bug Planet,
this cool dude stayed still long enough for 6 exposures so i was able to get him all in focus.
Unfortunately it's lost masses of detail at less than 100kb compression.
Have a nice weekend everybody :-)
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Old 08-20-2011, 01:02 PM
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Can still see the fine hairs (cilia?) on his body, so you've captured a lot of detail to still have so much visible at 100kb. He stayed for 6 exposures - maybe they are coming to you for their portraits ?
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Just found out something on my camera, oh what fun, now need to dig out the tripod for better results

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Nice shot Palms i can see where the leaf has been chewed too.
What new thing did you find out with your camera?
I can suggest while on the tripod to use 'mirror up' to cut vibration, use of a remote cable is altogether best for any shot.
This is one i took yesterday, seven exposures to get all the
antenna's in focus
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Nice shot Palms i can see where the leaf has been chewed too.
What new thing did you find out with your camera?
I can suggest while on the tripod to use 'mirror up' to cut vibration, use of a remote cable is altogether best for any shot.
This is one i took yesterday, seven exposures to get all the
antenna's in focus
Gary i use a fujifinepix s1800 it has two macro settings, macro which you can use the zoom, and super macro with no zoom, but if you switch the digital zoom on you can use that ! ! I have ditched the shot where i used just super macro there was a lot of difference lol unfortunately there is no way of using a a remote on this camera but i will try using the timer see if that helps with the " shakes"

got to experiment more, just need some time

I quite like the holes in the leaf so i didnt try and "tidy" them up

plus I now need to find a bug that wont move much

hmm we are due some rain maybe a slug/snail on glass with some sugar water

yours is stunning as usual love the mantis shots i think they are my favorite pity we dont have them here , plenty of wasps at the moment but no mantis
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this is my first post as I am new to this site so here goes! This is a water colour impression of a photo taken at a mini sponsored walk for toddlers. Hope you like it
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Hi Penny cam,
the image is very small, i can't really see any detail at that size?
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I do like the holes in the leaf Palms, makes it look natural.
I don't know much about the fujifinepix s1800, is it a fixed lens?
Yep... snails are pretty slow, definitely you'll not get motion blur with that one lol
Also try flash, then you can use a smaller aperture and get more dof :-)
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Hi Penny cam,
the image is very small, i can't really see any detail at that size?
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I do like the holes in the leaf Palms, makes it look natural.
I don't know much about the fujifinepix s1800, is it a fixed lens?
Yep... snails are pretty slow, definitely you'll not get motion blur with that one lol
Also try flash, then you can use a smaller aperture and get more dof :-)
Thanks for the tips Gary
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:12 AM
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This is a cracker!
it was shot on moss covered wood which the Mantis kinda blends in with so i had to darken the foreground in curves.
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