Praying Mantises In The Garden
I was looking in our gardens for Praying Mantises to photograph. I found 2 fairly large ones on two different plants. The featured image is 7 images, focus stacked in Photoshop. I was using a 300mm lens with a 2x teleconverter. When doing focus stacking with live subjects you have to photograph your series of images quickly, because you can touch-up slight movement of your subject, but if there is a lot of movement it makes the blending of images much harder.
Smaller Praying Mantis, 2 Image Focus Stack, 300mm, 2x teleconverter
Wonderfully captured, Reed!
Thanks Belinda! Panoramas are fun to do! Plus it helps to tighten your technique when you really need it
They are truly something special, with head and eyes like a hammershark.
Yes they are! Plus it is fun to look in the gardens to see what you can find!
Excellent captures, Reed!
Thanks Greta! It is fun to see what you can find to photograph in your own gardens!