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Bug Eyed



This was a truly tiny insect. Even at closest range with the 1:1 macro lens, it was small. Getting an image with the eye in perfect focus was far from easy, esp...
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This was a truly tiny insect. Even at closest range with the 1:1 macro lens, it was small. Getting an image with the eye in perfect focus was far from easy, especially with my old Canon 7D. The little critter wwas territorial, though, and kept coming back to the same branch and pose to let me try again. Patience eventually got the shot.
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Runner Up in Macro Photo Contest limited series
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jleosadauskas PRO+
 
jleosadauskas Aug 20
Magnificent! .
matthewflanagan
 
I LOVE this photo. I feel like he’s talking to you!
kensilagy PRO+
 
kensilagy Oct 09
Great capture. I have a shot almost like this . Yours is much better. You did very well. awesome.

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Behind The Lens

Location
This tiny insect was perched on a dead plant in Rochester, Minnesota.
Time
This was later in the evening.
Lighting
There was enough ambient light, as the sky was overcast.
Equipment
This is a hand-held shot, with no flash or artificial lighting. The subject was too skittish to let me use a tripod.
Inspiration
Those beautiful red eyes and the natural pose.
Editing
I processed the raw file in Adobe Lightroom to bring out the color and detail, and applied nose reduction.
In my camera bag
Canon 7D 10-22mm 24-70mm 50mm 100mm macro 70-200mm Polarizing filters Misc cleaning items Flashlight
Feedback
I suggest using high speed bust,. You can lock focus and rock forward and backward slightly to be sure at least one image will be in focus. Alternately, you can use manual focus and slowly turn the focus ring from front to back focus on the subject while using burst.

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