I finally found a bug...

TamiAz

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I'm so excited!! These are my first bug shots with my new macro lens. My focus isn't the greatest as I was trying to balance in some rocks and trying to get the darn bug to look at me..They don't make very good models! My aperture was set at f19, but I still couldn't get him completely in focus..I'm thinking I was too close.

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In the world of Macro you won't get the whole subject in focus without stacking a series of images together. Don't let it bother you.

For your first bug you found a good one! Mantis are not common in my area and would love to locate one!

They seem a bit bright to me. You could probably darken them down a bit and up some of the vibrancy to bring out the green in that guy.

The top one is my fave. What lens are you using?
 

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I'm with G! That light is VERY harsh... you need to diffuse it... makes for much prettier shots! Tell us how you are shooting.. maybe we can help!
 
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Thanks for the feedback..No, I didn't diffuse the light. I haven't had a whole lot of time to do any reading on macro. I just went outside with my camera to play and took these in full sun.. I was happy just to take the little guys pictures..It was a baby mantis. :) I'm on summer break and once I'm done with my two summer classes I can do some reading and play some more.
 

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