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Post by Nico on Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:43 pm

That is an awesome Mantis picture James  clapping  cheers

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Definitely one of my favourite pictures in this great thread  Very Happy
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Post by ourchickenshack on Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:54 am

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Definitely one of my favourite pictures in this great thread  Very Happy

Thanks Andy cheers

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Post by cantina_patron on Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:31 pm

James, that Bug Vader mask you found is... "Impressive, most impressive!" Very Happy  (I love the 'action' pic you took of the mantis too!)
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Post by ourchickenshack on Tue May 30, 2017 6:36 am

This is the Nymph stage of a Ladybug ...

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Post by cantina_patron on Tue May 30, 2017 8:39 am

Excellent photo's James. clapping I love seeing detailed close ups of mini beasts.
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Post by Commander Clint on Tue May 30, 2017 1:51 pm

James, awesome picture. How small is it? And what is it sitting on?
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Post by Nico on Tue May 30, 2017 2:04 pm

Fantastic pic James clapping How do you get them to sit still lol!

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Post by cantina_patron on Tue May 30, 2017 2:06 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Fantastic pic James clapping How do you get them to sit still lol!

I think he uses Super Glue Andy. lol!

(James just has a natuarl talent for taking these shots!)
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Post by ourchickenshack on Tue May 30, 2017 5:57 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:James, awesome picture.  How small is it?  And what is it sitting on?

It is about 1/4 " long at best and he was crawling across the lid of our large outdoor trash bin What a Face
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Post by ourchickenshack on Tue May 30, 2017 6:00 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Fantastic pic James clapping How do you get them to sit still lol!

Verbal threats lol!

In this stage they are not very fast movers so he was a piece of cake to photograph Wink

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Post by Commander Clint on Tue May 30, 2017 6:01 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:It is about 1/4 " long at best and he was crawling across the lid of our large outdoor trash bin  

Do you still use the auto setting on your camera for these super close-ups?
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Post by ourchickenshack on Tue May 30, 2017 6:37 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:It is about 1/4 " long at best and he was crawling across the lid of our large outdoor trash bin  

Do you still use the auto setting on your camera for these super close-ups?

Yes , all I'm smart enough to use is the auto setting lol!

Luckily my camera is smarter then I am so it switches to the macro setting when I get close to the objects I photographing - the little flower icon will pop up on my camera screen anyway , which I think is the symbol for macro scratch
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Post by Commander Clint on Tue May 30, 2017 7:08 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Yes , all I'm smart enough to use is the auto setting lol!

Luckily my camera is smarter then I am so it switches to the macro setting when I get close to the objects I photographing - the little flower icon will pop up on my camera screen anyway , which I think is the symbol for macro scratch

Respect. bowwing   I know we practically have the same camera.  But I shake to much, in order to get such great close ups, like you do.  I have to lean on something to steady my self when shooting stuff like this, and still don't get as good pictures in manual mode. rockon
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Post by Nico on Tue May 30, 2017 7:18 pm

I've been using a small tripod thing to steady the camera which would not work for shots like that, great work James cheers

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Post by ourchickenshack on Tue May 30, 2017 7:26 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Yes , all I'm smart enough to use is the auto setting lol!

Luckily my camera is smarter then I am so it switches to the macro setting when I get close to the objects I photographing - the little flower icon will pop up on my camera screen anyway , which I think is the symbol for macro scratch

Respect. bowwing   I know we practically have the same camera.  But I shake to much, in order to get such great close ups, like you do.  I have to lean on something to steady my self when shooting stuff like this, and still don't get as good pictures in manual mode. rockon

I tend to brace my elbows on things if I can but luckily I have pretty steady hands , which is a miracle considering my daily coffee intake lol!

I think what helps me the most is using the 2 second delay timer - it gives me just enough time to steady the camera after I press the button .
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Post by hellhippie on Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:18 pm

great mantis picture along with the rest .. that vader is insane dude

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Post by the89thchris on Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:31 pm

Never thought I'd see a Vader made out of insects lol hmm.

I definitely haven't paid enough attention to this thread James, you've got a great eye.

Here's a little guy I saw in Fort Mac Alberta a couple weeks ago:

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Post by hellhippie on Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:17 am

Cool creepy pic

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Post by Nico on Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:39 am

Great macro shot Chris clapping

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Post by ourchickenshack on Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:42 pm

Really awesome pic Chris bowwing
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Post by the89thchris on Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:54 pm

Yeah the benefits of not having to buy my own gear lol that's the L series canon 100mm macro. It's actually pretty affordable as L series lenses come, around $1200 CAD. Still, it's not mine lol.

I haven't seen a mantis in my area in years, feels like I used to see them all the time when I was a kid, but then again lol I'm not playing outside as much as I used to rofl
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Post by Nico on Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:46 am

This little dude built a web on the blue water butt in my garden  What a Face
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Post by ourchickenshack on Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:47 pm

That pic is fantastic Andy bowwing

I had to look up blue water butt because I didn't know what it was scratch

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Post by Nico on Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:11 pm

lol! Love it cheers lol! lol! lol!

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Post by ourchickenshack on Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:23 am

Firefly

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