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KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer October 26, 2014
OMMMMGGGG - you really have to get this guy out of my face! he's staring right at me!!! (great macro, Frank)
smilersam
 
smilersam November 04, 2014
The out of focus background works really well to highlight the head, great work
Flosno
 
Flosno November 05, 2014
Superb macro.....love his colour.....talk about "little green men"!!!!
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis November 15, 2014
Here's looking at you! Nice macro :-)
praisidsiroraj
 
praisidsiroraj November 15, 2014
Brilliant
fernandoamato
 
fernandoamato January 02, 2015
Nice macro
Very well done
Flosno
 
Flosno January 10, 2015
Voted challenge
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots January 19, 2015
Great capture!
IsabellaD Premium
 
IsabellaD February 15, 2015
Amazing detail, love it, voted!!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta March 22, 2015
Superb macro. Congratulations on being Featured.
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon March 22, 2015
Congratulations on your feature . Great photograph
Barniegoog
 
Barniegoog March 22, 2015
Simply stunning!
sharonmolan
 
sharonmolan March 22, 2015
WOW!
Remraf
 
Remraf March 22, 2015
Great shot!
iceman2
 
iceman2 March 22, 2015
Wonderful macro capture!Congrats
chuckrickman Premium
 
chuckrickman March 22, 2015
I really love this. Congrats on being featured.
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer March 22, 2015
Congratulations!!!! Featured! SO happy for you. And it's so deserved. Even tho it's creepy.
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq March 22, 2015
Amazing macro! Congrats on being featured - well-deserved! :)
toml721 PRO
 
toml721 March 22, 2015
Great Macro shot !! They love to look at us just we wonder about them !!
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet March 22, 2015
wow, great focus, congrats
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo March 22, 2015
Yay Frank! Congrats on your Feature! Great shot!!!
Bonnie_D PRO
 
Bonnie_D March 22, 2015
awesome shot
nitti
 
nitti March 22, 2015
Crazy good....congrats
KatAngel9
 
KatAngel9 March 24, 2015
Oh my God what a beautiful and well composed Image...Congrats "Wow Factor" Congrats Frank!!!
Edyta_Pelc
 
Edyta_Pelc April 11, 2015
great color and macro
JMCC PRO+
 
JMCC April 19, 2015
Wonderful macro!
sydneyosbourne
 
sydneyosbourne April 23, 2015
Kudos!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer May 15, 2015
ick (again) - but voted Covers 20 - I'm looking at another Finalist, I'm thinking - -!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer May 31, 2015
I just really can't believe I keep voting for Godzilla but here I go again - Photog of the month!
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis June 24, 2015
Congratulations on your finalist award Frank, it's a great capture well done:-)
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo June 24, 2015
Yay, Frank! Congrats on being a Finalist! Well deserved.
ClaudiaKuhn PRO+
 
ClaudiaKuhn June 24, 2015
Congrats on your finalist! Terrific close up
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer June 24, 2015
I voted for this guy. I think he's stalking me. And now he's Finalist in another contest!!

Congratulations to my favorite Unkle...Finalist in Photographer of the Month!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer June 25, 2015
Stalker.
Voted Macro!
onyanita Premium
 
onyanita June 26, 2015
yay....congrats Frank. A very deserving Contest Finalist.
potterpals Premium
 
potterpals June 28, 2015
Congrats on your finalist award, Frank! Awesome macro!
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon July 09, 2015
Wow great photo, congratulations on your Finalist Win in Macro Extravaganza..
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo July 09, 2015
Yay, Frank, Congrats on being a Finalist again with this great shot! Best of Luck!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer July 09, 2015
OK, this is getting out of hand. This guy is becoming a regular matinee idol! Finalist again!! This time Macro Extravaganza. The very idea. OK, it's a good photograph, in fact, it's a fabulous photograph, but really. Steven Spielburg is looking for you. Congratulations, Frank - maybe you can put him in the movies.....
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer September 18, 2015
him again, haunting me
voted Photog of the Month
sandrajanevoelkert
 
sandrajanevoelkert September 22, 2015
awesome
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer January 17, 2016
ah, bet you thought of me when you put this creature in the Alien contest, didn't you?

Well, ha! I still voted!
nlhammondphotography PRO+
 
nlhammondphotography February 04, 2016
This is too awesome Frank!! Great POV!
deitrick PRO
 
deitrick August 20, 2016
Incredible.
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer August 31, 2016
You're doing this on purpose, you bad boy. My MOST unfavorite Living Creature. But I voted anyway. Because you're YOU!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer October 17, 2016
You do love putting this spook in my eye, don't you. I just know you grin and think of me when you enter him in a contest just so you know I'll see him again! You cad!

but I voted......
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer October 27, 2016
Congratulations for an award well-deserved! Finalist in the Insects and Critters contest (even tho critter creeps me out) - excellent picture
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon October 27, 2016
Well done in achieving a Finalist Win in Insects and Critters.. Great job
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo October 29, 2016
Yay, Frank! Congrats on another Award on this great photo
catherinethompson PRO
 
catherinethompson November 04, 2016
Brilliant macro. Superb.
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 January 15, 2017
Congratulations on your award!
richardsly Premium
 
richardsly March 05, 2017
sweet as photo.
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer April 10, 2017
Well, ick, I reckon I'll vote Best Shot for this creature because it IS a great shot.
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 April 15, 2017
voted celebrating green!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 April 15, 2017
voted my best shot!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 April 21, 2017
Superb Macro, voted My Best Shot
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 April 21, 2017
Voted Macro Masterpieces
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 January 29, 2018
Voted your favorite Bug PC!
Julia_137
 
Julia_137 July 19, 2018
Great picture! Come and check out a few of mine some time πŸ˜„πŸ™ŒπŸ»
Julia_137
 
Julia_137 July 26, 2018
Great picture! Come and check out a few of my photos sometime πŸ˜„
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth September 02, 2018
Voted Diaganal Compositions :)
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth September 02, 2018
Oops, I meant Stunning POV!!!!
terrym56 Premium
 
terrym56 Oct 14
Amazing!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was unintentional. I found this little mantis on the siding of my house. I thought it would like it more being in a better environment. I picked it up and placed it in our window box. It kept staring at me for quite a while, and thought I would take a few images of it. It was very obliging and let me place it in different plants in the box until I found a few good angles that would be commentary to it's beauty..
Time
It was close to midday, warm with just a slight breeze. It was a very pleasant early October day.
Lighting
Being midday, the sun shining brightly, backlit the subject very well.
Equipment
I used my Sony a65 with my Tamron SP DI 90mm f2.8 Macro lens. The lens has been a welcome tool in my quest for a perfect image. I did use my tripod for this image.
Inspiration
It was really a no brainer, as I am always looking for subjects to capture in macro.
Editing
I did take the RAW image to Light room to crop and to bump up the contrast and clarity.
In my camera bag
I usually take along my Minolta Maxxum 70-200 and 100-300 lenses and my Minolta 50mm prime len. I also use a Quantary 28-90mm f2.3 macro lens that has proven to be a very well made lens, that was a steal at $9.
Feedback
I think it is best to learn to use manual settings on your camera. I feel it is beneficial to take the time to fully understand manual settings for focus, white balance and aperture settings. Your aperture setting is going to give you the depth of field needed for macros AND quite frankly for any other image you are trying to compose. Manual focus to me is a must, On my Sony, I use "spot" focusing, and I will press the zoom function button that zooms in on the spot focus window on my live view screen. Once the is done, I can manually focus on the zoomed image, then press the shutter button. While using a tripod with the use of the camera's timer or use of a remote trigger device will certainly take the shake out of your camera when capturing that picture perfect image. I think it is well worth the work involved in understanding all functions of one's equipment.

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