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    Nymph

    Fork-tailed Katydid nymph.

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    5DII 180 Macro f/16 ISO 200 1/160" MR-14ex handheld.

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    Nice work, Jim. The composition is good, even the use of color is very nice. You can still probably darken the background a little bit for more contrast but that's just my personal preference. A bit noisy but probably this is a tight crop from the actual shot. I like it.

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    Very nice jim. Great colors in this one. Is that the canon 180?

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    Willie,thanks for the critique.

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    Thanks,Steve.Yes,Canon 180.

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    Re: Nymph

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim B. View Post
    Willie,thanks for the critique.
    Apologies, Jim. I think it's not noise that I am seeing in the flower areas but the actual texture itself. It's hard to look at images using only one eye (I still have the infection on my right eye).

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    No problem.You had me looking though.
    Didn't know you had an eye infection.Hoping you heal quickly.

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    Re: Nymph

    Beautiful colors in the Nymph, Jim. Because I rarely get to see insects up close (other than on CiC), I am amazed by the color, texture, and patterns on some of the subjects. I'm never quite sure if that is how they actually look or has some artistic license been employed. I gotta get me one of those Nymphs to play with! How big is a nymph? Is there any chance of getting a shot that close without a macro lens?

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    Frank,

    The is exactly how the nymph looks. I got to work with one last week, and it really was fun. Jim was actually the one who identified it for me as I thought it was some species of cricket.

    The one I found was maybe 7-10mm in length (excluding antennae), so pretty tiny. The one I had was very calm and I was actually able to gently pick it up and relocate it a couple times without it freaking out - it just walked onto and off of my hand with little coaxing. Much more agreeable than the adult katydids which are notoriously nasty.

    Probably unlikely to get a shot that close without a macro. The two shots I shared on my thread were taken at minimum focusing distance of my 100mm macro (0.29m) and so are 1:1 magnification (and the first one was cropped pretty heavily by chopping off the two sides to create a vertical format from a horizontal shot). From the looks of it, if Jim's specimen is the same general size as the one I had, his is also at the 1:1 size. With another non-macro lens, you're likely to get magnification rations closers to something like 1:3 or higher, so figure it would reduce the size of the nymph drastically.

    Great shot, Jim! (and thanks again for the ID)

    - Bill

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