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Baby Mantids

Discussion in '"Umm, Photography?"' started by Walter White, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. Walter White

    Walter White Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    The Butterfly Pavilion had me in today to shoot some of their baby mantids. They were pretty darn cute. So little less than 1/4" long. They had some other crazy mantis too they call black beauty. They were tough little buggers to get in focus. They would not sit still.


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  2. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    Ahhhh, great. More freaky nightmare bugs right before I go to sleep. Thank a lot Kris!

    Just kidding, great pics on some fascinating creatures. I've never seen a mantis with a scorpion like tail like that! Crazy!
     
  3. Walter White

    Walter White Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Lol wait til they let me at some of their spiders and beetles
     
  4. J.guokas

    J.guokas Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Amazing pics. What are you shooting with?


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  5. Walter White

    Walter White Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

     
  6. SynDen

    SynDen Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    Dude that is awesome. The baby mantids are pretty cute. I love the 3rd shot, and Black beauty is amazing. That thing looks like a cross between a whip scorpion and a mantis with maybe some beetle mixed in. Crazy looking crawly. Love it
     
  7. FinsUp

    FinsUp According to my watch, the time is now. M.A.S.C Club Member

    ok, those are cute. for bugs. they look like conductors.

    Amazing photos! I'm using your advice to learn my camera better. Hopefully I get a bunch better soon.
     
  8. Fitz19d

    Fitz19d Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    I opened this thread thinking mantis shrimps. >.
     
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  9. CRW Reef

    CRW Reef Orca Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    As always, these pics are unreal bro!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow just WOW!
     
  10. projectx

    projectx Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Very cool shots!
     
  11. Walter White

    Walter White Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Yeah the 3rd one was my favorite out of these as well. I actually got a bunch that were pretty good about 25 or so but these were just the samples I sent back to the Butterfly Pavilion. I'm going to start doing regular shoots for them every month or so. They have way more stuff in the back in their lab area that you wouldn't expect them to have. Im saving up for a Cognysis stack shot computer and motor that should improve my extreme magnified images 10 fold both in sharpness and depth of field. I also need a different flash setup but thats a ways out still. I think they are going to have me shoot some really cool beetles in a couple weeks.

    The new 100mm Zeiss is UNREAL, like on another planet unreal in sharpness and color rendering. Its not a true 1:1 but for larger subjects that don't require extreme magnification it blows the canon 100mm 2.8L right out of the water and the can is considered one of the best out there. The other really excellent thing about the Zeiss is it dosnt just have a really nice sweet spot between f/8-f/11 like the canon or 99% of the other lenses out there. It dosnt matter if you shoot full open at f/2.0 or f/22 it is razor shot all the way through and all the way to the extreme edges at ever aperture. Im am really excited about it and I think it is my favorite lens to date.
     

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