lesliecrotty
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13-10-03 JJ12 PRAYING MANTIS - Version 4 copy 2

I CAPTURED THIS CHINESE PRAYING MANTIS LATE SEPTEMBER IN MY BACKYARD GARDEN AND BROUGHT IT BACK TO MY PHOTO STUDIO TO PHOTOGRAPH. USING A 140 MACRO LENS AND TWO...
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I CAPTURED THIS CHINESE PRAYING MANTIS LATE SEPTEMBER IN MY BACKYARD GARDEN AND BROUGHT IT BACK TO MY PHOTO STUDIO TO PHOTOGRAPH. USING A 140 MACRO LENS AND TWO #2 EXTENSION TUBES I WAS ONLY ABOUT 11-2" FROM MY CAMERA LENS TO HIS FACE. HE LOOKED DIRECTLY AT ME AND I CLICKED THE SHUTTER RESULTING IN THIS GREAT SHOT. I CAPTURED ALL THE DETAIL IN HIS FACIAL EXPRESSION WHILE HIS BODY WENT SOFTLY OUT OF FOCUS. THE DEPTH OF FIELD WAS VERY SHALLOW, ONLY ABOUT 3-4" CAUSING THIS TO HAPPEN. THESE LITTLE GUYS ARE GREAT FOR THE ECO SYSTEM IN THAT THEY PREY AND KILL ALL OTHER LIVE INSECTS THAT MAYBE HARMFUL TO THE FRUIT AND VEGETABLE CROPS THAT WE GROW. A MUST FOR ANY FARMER TO HAVE SOME OF THESE ON THEIR FARMS! ONE OF GOD'S LITTLE CREATURE'S HELPING US TO ENJOY HEALTHY FRUITS AND VEGETABLES WHICH WE GROW IN THE SUMMER!
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roccochiara December 14, 2014
...impressionante!!!
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