AlessandroDeLuca
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roccochiara November 21, 2014
...pronto per il salto...
 
joecas October 26, 2015
Bellissima!
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jeffjacobson January 24, 2016
Awesome isolated color, the focus point is super good. Very strong photo. Excellent gallery! Very impressed!
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ntgreen February 10, 2016
Love this ... almost looks like a poise from one of your dancers ...it is sharp, humorous, wonderful, and just plain perfect. :D
 
artemiopascua February 10, 2016
cool image congrats
 
Mirza_Cengic May 07, 2016
Perfect shot and macro.
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JeffreyA October 28, 2016
wow that is a cool shot

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Behind The Lens

Location
The little mantis was on my garden table that looking me...
Time
This photo was taken in my garden at the sunset of a summer day.
Lighting
The mantis waits me patiently so i could take my flash (an SB-910 Nikon), set it a 1/32 with the Nikon CLS system, a take some shots!
Equipment
I used a Nikon D800 with the old 60mm f2.8D lens and a flash SB910. No tripod.
Inspiration
My idea was take a dramatic photo, in contrast with the sweet little mantis. To do this i used the flash light, supported on the table. This create a strong light that emphasize the wood of the table and the lines of the mantis.
Editing
Yes, i cropped the image, a little unsharp mask and a tonal regulation.
In my camera bag
A lot for me! A Nikon D810, some lenses: Nikon 60 2.8D, Nikon 24-70 f2.8G, Nikon 85 f1.8G, Samyang 14 f2.8, a manfrotto XPROL 190, a Nikon SB910 and a Meike 910... Some batteries...
Feedback
Not always the insects are patient... the cold moments of the day are the best for this photos. But sometime, with lucky, there are occasions that require cold blood and immediately reactions because there is no time. So is necessary have always the camera and a macro lens near you because this moments are unexpected! Take a lot of shots because there isn't a second opportunity... Only for this shot i have about 30-35 different photos!

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