Bed Bug!

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  1. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Sometimes one has to learn to share!
    This bug was tricky as it was very flighty and active even as it was at the end of the day when I took these. Very responsive to the flash as well, antenna and even head flicking each time the flash fired off (or least more times than not). So hard to lean closer when any motion could easily set it off in flight around the room once more.

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    All taken with Canon 7D and Sigma 70mm f2.8 macro

    Any comments/critiques/frame or composition suggestions most welcome!


     
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  2. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nice! I wish I could get macro to work like that for me!
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks - though you've been at this photography thing far longer than I I'm sure you'd do great macro!
     
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    Nice, I think the first one is my favorite, though if I were to wake up to see this crawling on my bed I suspect I would make a fast exit!!
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, and yeah I got the composition right on that one! Antenna can be a pain when they can be as long if not longer than some insects main body!

    And yes if I woke up to that I'd beat a sudden retreat too - then get the camera and come back.
     
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    Great set! Getting the segments in the antenna so sharp shows how wonderfully you did.
     
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    Awesome set!
     
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    Very nice set! Really like the first one.
     
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    Donde Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    It was just on your bed right? Not really a Bed Bug egad! Charming macros.
     
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    I like the first one the best too. Nice colors.
     

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