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Aug 18, 2019 09:34:32   #
sippyjug104 wrote:
While scouting for specimens around the yard yesterday I found what appeared to be an Assassin Bug hanging from a leaf. When I approached it and it did not move I discovered that it was an empty shed where it had molted.

Believing in waste-not, want-not, I brought it in and staged it for a focus stacking session and this is the result. If you look closely you can see the "hollow holes" where the hairs pulled out of the shed and the eyes still have the texture of the compound elements.

I found a live specimen last month that I posted and I attached it as a comparison between the live specimen and its molted empty shed.

Thanks in advance to all who view and for your comments, suggestions, questions and critique.
While scouting for specimens around the yard yeste... (show quote)

Things that nightmares are made of...great details.
Aug 18, 2019 09:32:43   #
aschweik wrote:
This image took me hours to set up and shoot. I started by stacking the s'more just to see how it would look, but it kept falling over. Finally I found out that if I melted the marshmallows a little they make great glue. Then...marshmallows on fire...changing light conditions, etc. But I finally got what I think is ok but I know it could be better. I think I've looked at it too much. Any help and criticism on the photo or camera settings would be appreciated. Thanks!

Nikon D7200
Nikon 35mm
1/25 second
ISO 1000
Natural light (clouds and sun, the light kept changing..used sheer curtains to block some light on this photo, I think)
This image took me hours to set up and shoot. I s... (show quote)

Did you eat it afterward?
Aug 18, 2019 09:29:29   #
I don't see many juveniles...behavior indicates it's probably very young. It sat around for a long time.

Aug 17, 2019 06:05:18   #
One would almost never know they were present unless you looked for them.


Aug 17, 2019 05:47:21   #
Slightly less than full beginning its waning phase. Tough to get details in a full moon due to the lack of crater shadows.

Hand held.

Aug 17, 2019 05:33:49   #
robertjerl wrote:
Could it be a young bird starting to get adult colors? Which types of hummers do you normally have in your area?

Or maybe it found some flowers growing in an old coal bucket.

A bit later I will put up a few shots of an oddly colored hummer that I got yesterday.

Here is one without minimal PP done. In our area we have 5 species and are near the migration routes of one or two more. Since it is August it is probably a young one coming into adult colors. I am making a wild guess mine is an Allen's because of all the brown - but what is with the red on the back of the head??? And it has scattered white patches - I think I am getting at least two or three of these in my yard now. 7DII, 100-400L hand held with fill flash at about 20 feet.
Could it be a young bird starting to get adult col... (show quote)

We have Ruby-throated hummingbirds.
Aug 16, 2019 18:31:39   #
Never seen one with dark blotches on it and so much texture on the feathers...but I like it.

Aug 16, 2019 18:14:08   #
rmorrison1116 wrote:
16-50 is kind of limited for my tastes. It's nice it goes wide to 16 but max of 50?! My utility lens is my Canon EF 28-300L, usually on a 5D mk IV. It's not as wide as a 16-50 but I usually carry two other lenses, a EF 16-35 F/2.8L and a Sigma 150-600 Sport with matching Sigma 1.4X and 2.0X teleconverters in the lens bag.

By the way, nice photos...

Thanks. Indeed it has its limits but prefer not to carry gear when on a casual shoot. Since its an APS-C lens 24-75 equivalent is quite handy. I really don't know why they label it can't get below 24mm.
Aug 16, 2019 14:17:45   #
Paul J. Svetlik wrote:
Very good!
Is it Sony, Joe?

Yes it is on the A6400.
Aug 16, 2019 10:31:07   #
I'm enjoying my 16-50 (24-75) kit lens.



Aug 16, 2019 09:01:17   #
Regardless of how you do it, getting close gives best results (birds).


Aug 16, 2019 06:48:05   #
Different days, times of day, lighting, backgrounds, cameras and processing; same lens.

Edit: added third image.



Aug 15, 2019 21:10:15   #
Drbobcameraguy wrote:
Good evening fellow Hoggers. I am having trouble with something. The something is editing. I'm a newbie to photography not to software. My problem is I can edit ANY photo to be perfect. By using focus stacking inserting objects from other photos cloning the list goes on. Is there somewhere that editing is limited or non existent. Are there enough people here who may have an interest in a area for unedited photos? I understand the line between lightly edited and IMHO created is a sticking point. That said how about ZERO EDITING. Just a thought from a person who has shot for a year and have been hell bent on taking great photos not making them. I hope no one thinks I'm bashing highly edited photos. They are amazingly beautiful. I just would rather be taking photographs instead of sitting in front of my computer. All opinions are respected. Let's hear from everyone. Thank you all for all the information you all post and especially the photos. Thanks again Bob
Good evening fellow Hoggers. I am having trouble w... (show quote)

I proud to say my images are made and not taken and I couldn't care less if some disagree with my methods.
Aug 15, 2019 14:41:49   #
Thank you all very much.
Aug 15, 2019 14:40:16   #
Ched49 wrote:
Did I read that right...your iphone takes better photo's than your D5000 and D3100?

That doesn't surprise me. NEF files are meant to be processed whereas the phone does all the processing using very sophisticated algorithms providing excellent results with little or no effort.

Phones are designed for people that don't know photography and don't want to learn, and there is nothing wrong with that.
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