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    Adult male Ghost Mantis

    Here he is eating a cricket


    And sucking out it's intestine


    Almost done with it's meal
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    Crazy-insane shots, Larry!

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    Larry,
    those are some friggin awesome shots
    I have got to get a better set up for these kinda pics ,more like a microscope than an camera,
    love the work. thank you

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    Magnifique!

    Is the camera and lens setup heavy? Do you have to use a tripod to get steady clear shots or can you hand hold?

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    Wow, what a beautiful looking ghost! His head plume looks like a little black flame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swords View Post
    Magnifique!

    Is the camera and lens setup heavy? Do you have to use a tripod to get steady clear shots or can you hand hold?
    Yes, it is very heavy, even heavier depending on which macro lens I'm using. Metal flash bracket and flash adds a lot of weight and overall awkwardness. Bugs are very rarely shot with a tripod, I shoot most macros, bug or plants, handheld.
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    must have nerves of steel , and , do you ever miss LOL

    ---------- Post added at 11:39 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:37 PM ----------

    hey it would be so cool if you could try a few of these really great shots of him molting.
    Do take requests?

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    Quote Originally Posted by larry View Post
    Metal flash bracket and flash adds a lot of weight and overall awkwardness.
    What flash setup do you use?
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