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Mantis
September 15, 2012
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A praying mantis.
Nikon D5100,
55mm with kit 18-55mm lens
f/6.3
1/160 sec
ISO-200
No fill flash or other artificial lighting
Post processing with Photoshop Elements 10.

For full Size click this image: Mantis
https://easy-exposure.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/m8p2c-Mantis.jpg

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September 15, 2012
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This is very nice! I like DoF, sharpness and clean composition. Did you crop the original image a bit?

September 16, 2012
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Thanks for your comment, Oksana. Actually, there was very little cropping needed as I took the shot at minimal focal distance. The original photo, however, was quite bland and needed a good deal of post processing with PSE to enhance color and contrast.

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September 17, 2012
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Now that I’ve learned how to reply and also include a photo, here is the original of Mantis. As you can see, PSE did a great job of enhancing the file. Now that I have had a second look, it does appear that I cropped at about 50%.

https://easy-exposure.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/xi84u-Mantis-original.jpg

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October 9, 2012
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Clearly the first image is much better.

October 12, 2012
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Impressive results from a kit lens and no flash, well done!

October 14, 2012
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Thank you, Glenn. I have enjoyed your posted photographs and think they are among the best on the site.
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October 16, 2012
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Wow very nice, and sharp image.

October 17, 2012
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Thanks Thomas. It’s nice to see someone living so close.
Mandrake.

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