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    My little drosophyllum farm,


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    That's a lot of Drosophyllum!

    I saw some interesting green/turquoise bugs today so I took the camera out. it looks like some kind of wasp.

    This is pretty much my first attempt at insect photography.

    I edited them a bit.




    It was cleaning itself. Sometimes it used it's head/mandibles to hold its body up while it groomed.

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    Excellent photos, Devon! One suggestion, however: go easy on the blur tool (or whatever you used) and give it a softer gradation between the sharp and blurred zones. Otherwise these are superb pics!

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    A few that i've taken lately that i've particularly liked..










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    Awesome shots Devon, I really like the second one..

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    Everyone has such awesome cameras that take such awesome pictures. I love the insect photography, there's just no way I could ever pull that off at the moment.

    BUT! I have a point and shoot and a dissection microscope!





    I just thought it was really interesting that there is a ring of white glands or trichomes or something on the lid of this N. argentii.
    LOOKING FOR: N. (argentii x bicalcarata) x {[(lingulata x edwardsiana) x (naga x hamata)] x [(klossii x undulatifolia) x (aristolochioides x rajah)]} Growlist: http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=124586

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whimgrinder View Post
    Excellent photos, Devon! One suggestion, however: go easy on the blur tool (or whatever you used) and give it a softer gradation between the sharp and blurred zones. Otherwise these are superb pics!
    Thanks! After I finished with the blur tool, I realized I liked it more before. I did go a bit overboard - although I am still experimenting with photoshop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devon View Post
    Thanks! After I finished with the blur tool, I realized I liked it more before. I did go a bit overboard - although I am still experimenting with photoshop.
    Its not at all bad, but it would be better if there was a wider gradation between the zones. The third one in particular (although a spectacular photo!) suffers some because the fly lives in a rather sharply defined "spotlight" in a sea of blur. It is, admittedly, a challenging thing to get right, and practice will make you an expert quickly. The second image is, for me, more successful because it leaves intact the subject's focal plane, as in a tilt-shift effect.

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