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A Diabolical Patience ...
« on: July 06, 2017, 12:48:12 AM »

Arizona Mantid Nymph
(Stagmomantis limbata)

34-image stack, taken with Nikon D810 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 SL Apo-Lanthar Macro.

Natural light, as-found in nature ...

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Re: A Diabolical Patience ...
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2017, 12:57:15 AM »

Congratulations, Jack! That's an incredible detail. But it doesn't make him any prettier.

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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2017, 03:57:23 AM »

This is great stuff.

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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2017, 07:43:44 AM »

Very impressive. The focus stack has brought the leaf and the mantis in sharp focus; it has also provided a distracting top right corner. Without that distraction, the image would be even more impressive.
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Re: A Diabolical Patience ...
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2017, 08:27:39 AM »

Nicely done Jack. Neat photo and cute mantid. I agree about the upper right corner, which could be removed with context aware filling or similar.
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Re: A Diabolical Patience ...
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2017, 08:43:47 AM »

Thanks for the C&C fellas ... I agree with the tips on removing the upper-right portions. Here is a revision:





I disagree with Les, though: he's beayooteeful :D

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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2017, 08:54:40 AM »

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Re: A Diabolical Patience ...
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2017, 02:13:33 PM »

Interesting shot. The upper part of the right middle leg is oddly transparent, though.

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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2017, 02:52:42 PM »

+1.

Thank you, Eric.



Interesting shot. The upper part of the right middle leg is oddly transparent, though.
Jeremy

Thanks Jeremy.

The translucency is actually part of the insect. (Please see photo #5 of the 34-image sequence, where the legs begin to take focus.)

This transparency created difficulty for my Zerene Stacking program ... didn't register or "take" the legs at all :-\

I had to do a lot of re-touch work, in order to "rebuild" the legs, and my imperfect effort is what you're finding odd ... so good eye!

Jack
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