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Eric Myrvaagnes
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« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2010, 07:05:27 PM »
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In the first he's reading his (invisible) bible.
In the second he's asking,"Are you here for confession, Jack?"

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« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2010, 01:44:53 AM »
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I think it is obvious that something is "tilted" ...and it is more likely to be you home-made adapter than the lens or camera - perhaps you could create an adapter with tilt adjustment?

I shall give it some thought Dick.
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« Reply #22 on: September 02, 2010, 07:07:43 AM »
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In the first he's reading his (invisible) bible.
In the second he's asking,"Are you here for confession, Jack?"
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I agree with your interpretation Eric

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« Reply #23 on: September 02, 2010, 10:08:59 AM »
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Hey Riaan, do you think the following images qualifies as "Insect Art?"



Jack, I wouldn't know what "insect art" is even if it slapped me in the face. I think I'm the wrong person to ask:) Your subject seems a bit overexposed to me though, especially the first one's head area. Large insects like these I find difficult to compose so usually I do closer "portraits."   
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« Reply #24 on: September 03, 2010, 05:18:25 AM »
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Jack, I wouldn't know what "insect art" is even if it slapped me in the face. I think I'm the wrong person to ask:) Your subject seems a bit overexposed to me though, especially the first one's head area. Large insects like these I find difficult to compose so usually I do closer "portraits."    

LOL, I was only kidding about the "insect art"---although maybe not, since I find their form fascinating

I agree with you on the overexposure, especially on the head. It was a tough shot because it was a very hot and bright day out, but the insect was under a canopy of leaves, which meant part of his body was shaded while part was exposed to the direct sunlight. I tried my best to achieve a balance where the whole animal was visible, but you're right the top of his head pretty much had all of the details blown-out.

It was his "prayer" posture, with head raised to the heavens, that I found most interesting

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« Reply #25 on: September 03, 2010, 09:46:06 AM »
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Jack,

I think we are the wrong critics to decide on Insect Art. You need to find some well-educated insects and ask them.  Cheesy

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« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2010, 09:42:50 AM »
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A droptail ant tending it's herd of Aphids.
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« Reply #27 on: September 07, 2010, 12:57:36 PM »
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Nice catch!  Great view of mutualism.

Mike.
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« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2010, 02:52:39 AM »
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Nice catch!  Great view of mutualism.

Mike.

It's fascinating to watch how much care these ants ( all ants in fact) give the Aphids. They are groomed, preened, gently moved from place to place and are defended to the death if threatened. 
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« Reply #29 on: September 08, 2010, 07:59:14 AM »
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It's fascinating to watch how much care these ants ( all ants in fact) give the Aphids. They are groomed, preened, gently moved from place to place and are defended to the death if threatened. 

Ants are, in fact, the world's oldest farmers .... and very nice shot too.
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« Reply #30 on: September 10, 2010, 07:37:23 AM »
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Eastern Lubber Grasshopper




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« Reply #31 on: September 20, 2010, 11:51:12 AM »
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Ants are, in fact, the world's oldest farmers .... and very nice shot too.

Thanks Jack. Very busy subjects to shoot though, a severe test of patience..
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« Reply #32 on: September 20, 2010, 12:12:04 PM »
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Eastern Lubber Grasshopper




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So what happened to the DOF in this image Jack?  Smiley Smiley

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« Reply #33 on: September 20, 2010, 07:51:02 PM »
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Southeastern Lubber Grasshopper on Swamp Lilly

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« Reply #34 on: September 20, 2010, 07:53:29 PM »
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Gold Winged Skimmer
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« Reply #35 on: September 21, 2010, 10:10:00 AM »
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Tyloptropidius.
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« Reply #36 on: September 21, 2010, 10:13:04 AM »
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Southeastern Lubber Grasshopper on Swamp Lilly



I love the lighting!
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« Reply #37 on: September 21, 2010, 12:16:37 PM »
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Thank you Riaan,
Your grasshoppers are spectacular, great "portraits".

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« Reply #38 on: September 21, 2010, 12:27:27 PM »
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Halloween Pennant cooling off.
Nikon D700 with Sigma 150-500 and Sigma 1.4 teleconverter. Shot handheld at 1/160 sec at 500mm...that optical stabilization stuff is magic.
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« Reply #39 on: September 22, 2010, 07:49:37 AM »
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Halloween Pennant cooling off.
Nikon D700 with Sigma 150-500 and Sigma 1.4 teleconverter. Shot handheld at 1/160 sec at 500mm...that optical stabilization stuff is magic.

I like..you have steady hands Sir.
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