the roach and a tomato

posted on 2013.12.25, under bugs, Canon 5D Mark III, Photos
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the roach and a tomato

ISO 100, f/18, 1/125
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 100mm Macro, 2.8

Another Jerusalem Cricket

posted on 2013.12.16, under bugs, insects, Photos
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Jerusalem Cricket & Red Apples

posted on 2013.12.13, under bugs, insects, Photos
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jerusalem cricket & red apples

A fly landed on my leg

posted on 2013.07.02, under bugs, insects, Macro, Photos, portraits
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I was holding the Canon 5D Mark III, with the Canon 65mm MP-E lens and the MT 24X flash attached.

This fly landed and at f16, ISO 200-320, 1/200, he was all mine.

 

Frozen ants

posted on 2012.12.30, under bugs, Canon 5D Mark III, Photos
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It had been raining for 3 days straight.  The ants had invaded the house.

I took a small dish and filled it with about 1/8 inch of water and put it in the freezer.  I then let a several hundred ants climb onto a piece paper.  Once the water was frozen, the paper was held over the ice and the ants that fell to the ice seemed to freeze almost instantly.  I did not expect such immediate results.

63 photos were assembled to get the above photo.

Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 100MM MACRO 2.8
Helicon Focus Software

The Mosquito Eater that stood still

posted on 2012.12.04, under bugs, Canon 5D Mark III, insects, Macro, Uncategorized
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It was midnight.  I was finishing up some editing and just about to call it a night, when this guy flew onto my keyboard.
I quickly set up 2 Canon Speedlites and 2 continous lights.  The talent (the mosquito eater) was placed on a roll of toilet paper and the photo shoot began.

Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 100mm Macro 2.8

ISO 100, f/8, 1/160

 

Hissing Cockroach

posted on 2012.11.24, under bugs, Canon 5D Mark III, Macro, Photos
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“Ten for $10″, read the sign at the East Bay Vivarium.  So I bought 10 roaches.  The guy tried to charge me $20.  I pointed at the sign, “Roaches ten for $10″ with a smile on my face.  He then went through the involved process of voiding out the previous sale.  I wish I would have kept my mouth shut.  The staff at the vivarium is odd, hostile with a sense of humor; elitist reptile lovers.

I finally finished “Killing the Fat Man Episode 11″ tonight and rewarded myself with a roach photo shoot!

This was shot in a photo tent, using 3 flashes.

Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 100mm 2.8
f/32, 1/125, ISO 200

 

 

Hummingbird Moth – Arizona

posted on 2012.09.13, under bugs, Canon 5D Mark II, insects, Lens, Macro
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It can take years to capture a quality Humming Bird Moth photograph.   Yes, they can be seen, but it requires luck or the knowledge of their habits to get a quality photo.  It is best to find these remarkable insects in the early dawn.  Whenever I see them past 8AM they seem to be en route to “another location”.  I have never seen a faster flying insect and if they are not feeding in a particular location for several minutes, getting a photo is near impossible.  This particular morning in Prescott Arizona, at about 7AM, I grabbed about 100 epic photographs of this Humming Bird Moth!  He was solo and stayed on this bush for 10 minutes!  More photos to come!

Canon 5D Mark II (2)
Canon 100mm, 2.8 Macro lens

 

 

Washington DC insect

posted on 2012.08.30, under bugs, Canon 5D Mark III, insects, Photos
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Looking from my hotel window.

Swallows in Armenia

posted on 2012.07.20, under bugs, Canon 5D Mark III, Photos
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It was a feeding frenzy in Armenia.  Swallows fly the summer sky in the thousands.

Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 70-200mm 2.8

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