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…

Merry Christmas to All

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

May you all have a healthy, happy Holiday Season…and share your joy with as many people as possible. The star was created in camera by doing a 10 shot multiple exposure, zooming a little between each exposure. You can click on the image above to view a larger version.