Than Sint, MPSA, SPSA, AFIAP  

Praying Mantis with food by Than Sint, MPSA, SPSA, AFIAP

June 2022 - Praying Mantis with food

About the Image(s)

This tiny insect was found in the bush near the Chinese Garden metro station in Singapore.
Gear: Camera body_Canon 5D Mark IV, Len_Sigma 105mm, iso 800, f/18, 1/125s, flash_Godox V860II with DIY filter

9 comments posted

Neal R. Thompson, M.D.   Neal R. Thompson, M.D.
Such a great image. Colorful, great impact, good composition. Might consider removing the two white threads which are distracting.   Posted: 06/09/2022 18:43:37
Chuck Carstensen   Chuck Carstensen
(Groups 50 & 92)
Agree it is a fine capture. Sharp and well composed. I do not see any white threads. Those are the insects antennai.   Posted: 06/14/2022 15:28:30
Neal R. Thompson, M.D.   Neal R. Thompson, M.D.
The white area referred to are by a hind leg and near the thorax.   Posted: 06/14/2022 15:46:37

Sharon Moir   Sharon Moir
Excellent Shot! So sharp! Congratulations! I would remove the white spots.   Posted: 06/19/2022 14:49:37

Sol Blechman   Sol Blechman
So much detail and I attribute some of that to the faster shutter speed thanks to the flash. I know you are using a full frame camera so please tell me about how much did you crop in the computer?   Posted: 06/19/2022 17:25:03
Than Sint   Than Sint
I cropped 60% using Topaz Gigapixel AI and adjusted the size in photoshop.   Posted: 06/20/2022 02:16:11

Joey Johnson   Joey Johnson
Great detail. I like that it is pretty monochromatic. Yes, would remove the small white spots just to tidy it up. Perfect depth of field for this image.   Posted: 06/19/2022 18:02:10

Dennis Hirning   Dennis Hirning
It looks like the "threads" are reflections in water drops to me but they could be removed anyway. I think it is a great capture and you sharpening method works well. The out of focus leaf might be toned down a little so it would draw less attention.   Posted: 06/20/2022 19:13:23

David Robb   David Robb
Good capture!
The patterns and textures of the leaf are appealing and seem to be what my eye goes too.   Posted: 06/21/2022 13:05:42


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