Mantis with SEL50f1.8

Discussion in 'Nature' started by JMM, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. JMM

    JMM TalkEmount Regular

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    Jul 29, 2016
    John
    Mantis religiosa 10mm extension tube + sel50f1.8 on f8. Very rare species in here.
    MantisReligiosa-(9).jpg
    You are watching me? MantisReligiosa-(10).jpg
    You are... MantisReligiosa-(11).jpg
    Now, ain't im a sweetie? MantisReligiosa-(13).jpg
    ain't im?
    MantisReligiosa-(12).jpg Now, this is my stick. MantisReligiosa-(1).jpg And those are my leaves. MantisReligiosa-(5).jpg You can stay if you want MantisReligiosa-(8).jpg Cause im a sweetie MantisReligiosa-(7).jpg And i can do splits eazy MantisReligiosa-(6).jpg
     
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  2. unlo

    unlo Sony ******

    Jan 19, 2014
    Ohio
    Matt
    Great captions. And that camouflage is really shown off well. Great series. Thx for sharing.
     
  3. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Excellent shots !!
     
  4. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
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    Will
    Very cool! Great captures!!
     
  5. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Great work!
     
  6. JMM

    JMM TalkEmount Regular

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    Jul 29, 2016
    John
    Thanks for kind comments. Here are few more shots with extension tubes.
    f5 (should have gone 5.6 :( ) MantisReligiosa-(2).jpg
    Amount of detail that 50/1.8 is producing is quite impressive. Im pretty sure it could make use of even more that 24 mpx that a6000 can provide:
    Modliszkaheadcrop.jpg
    And some close-ups at f2.8
    Notice that black dot...
    MantisReligiosa-(3).jpg
    Its like she's always looking at you, check previous shots...
    MantisReligiosa-(4).jpg
    If you happen to see living mantis, check this out... she's always watching you :). Despite having no iris or pupil. Kinda creepy. It's called pseudopupil.
     
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  7. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Great sighting and captures