Ciao Ron, fantastic portrait of praying mantis, lovely contrast against dark BG, wonderful natural colors, fine details, excellent sharpness and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
When I look to this specimen I am glad that I am not a small insect......Mantis are fantastic predators even with they own species....I meet once a female mantis eating his mating partner after they mate....
Outstanding clarity and focus.
This is a masterpiece my Friend! Great light management and the F/20 makes the difference.Impressive sharpness, amazing colors and contrast with the dark BG.Congrats!
Have a good day!
- [2017-09-19 9:31]
Waaw Ron,what a portait!! Fantastic macro and very interesting note about how is made,the result is the pic of day,amazing pose and bright colors too,i like it...a lot! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
A typically brilliantly clear, sharp, well lit shot we have grown to expect from you Ron. Absolutely beautiful view of this gorgeous insect. Using the flash gave you a wonderful lighting on the insect while, as you say in your note, rendering the background black and non-intrusive.
Green looks nice against dark BG. Perfect focus on its eye. Well details and POV with well light on subject.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice WE,