Mantis Mania – Helicon Focus

Female Mantis – Nikon D850, 70-200mm w/Canon 500D close up, 23 image stack

Lately I have been photographing the mantis in the garden, usually can find at least 6 or more at any time. Equipment: Nikon D850 with a 70-200mm, sometimes with a Canon 500D close up filter sometimes not. Most images are shot pretty wide open (f/4.0 or so) using focus stacking and processing the stack in Helicon Focus. That way I can get much more of the mantis in focus while keeping the background very soft. Click on thumbnails below to view the Gallery…

Barrier Island Sunrise

Barrier Island Sunrise 1 – Nikon D850, 24-70mm

On a recent workshop with Tony Sweet and Susan Milestone we made a very special trip to a barrier island near Charleston, SC. It was SPECTACULAR! Well worth getting up at 3:00am to get there well before sunrise. Here are a few color images from that morning…

Barrier Island Sunrise 2 – Nikon D850, 24-70mm

Barrier Island Sunrise 3 – Nikon D850, 24-70mm

Barrier Island Sunrise 4 – Nikon D850, 24-70mm

Barrier Island Sunrise 5 – Nikon D850, 24-70mm

Barrier Island Sunrise 6 – Nikon D850, 24-70mm