For a very long time I have enjoyed macro photography. It opened up a whole new world that I really like. Seeing other photographers macro photos is inspiring but making my own is much more rewarding!
This young mantis (3 cm) was given to me, once again, by my Mum. I put it on a South African Protea flower and set up my lighting and camera, and then took over 100 photos of it! I narrowed it down to these three. I do really like them.
For this weeks theme I did use some of the ones listed on the article about composition.
Metadata: D5300, 50mm lens revers mounted.
Lighting: Yongnuo flash and Softbox.
Editing: Photoshop, Camera Raw, Color Efex Pro, Dfine, Sharpener Pro.
MANTIDS ARE UNIQUE AMONG INSECTS IN THEIR ABILITY TO TURN THEIR HEADS A FULL 180 DEGREES.