Week 18 – Becky

Leaf Beetle

Another backyard find.  From what I can tell after searching the internet this looks like a leaf beetle.

Cropped and sharpened.  Shot with Olympus TG4.  Settings f4.9, 1/320sec, iso800, 18mm, microscope mode.

Happy Clicking!

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Week 17 – Becky

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Stare Down

I believe this little guy is called a Click beetle.  He doesn’t look happy having a camera shoved in his face.  Oh well, I needed my weekly photo 🙂

Shot with Olympus TG4 on microscope mode.  Settings were f4.4, 1/320sec, iso125 and 14mm.

Happy Cicking!

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Week 16 – Becky

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Lady Bug, Lady Bug, Fly away home

Wow I always thought lady bugs had spots or not spots.  Never seen one with stripes until now.  Searched on the internet and saw they can have other markings.  How very cool!  Shot with Olympus TG-4 on microscope mode.  Cropped, boost contrast and sharpened. Settings were f4.9,iso640,1/400sec.

Happy Clicking!

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Week 14 – Becky

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Ta Daaaaa!!!!

That is what came to mind when I saw this beetle chopping on the this plant with his one leg hanging out.  Have no idea what type of beetle this is.  Was playing around with my ring light for my Olympus TG4.  I have had it for awhile and never really played with it.  Seems to have worked out okay.  Cropped, denoised, sharpened and boost the contrast.  My settings were f4.9, 1/200sec, iso800 18mm, microscope mode.

Happy Clicking!

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Week 13 – Becky

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Glow-in-the-Day

My backyard never fails me for subjects.  Just have to be patient.  I loved how the bright sun made this little guy glow.  Yes, I know you shouldn’t take photos in the bright sunlight.  But, when you put shade over him he just didn’t seem to glow.  So, I went with the bright sun shot.  Cropped it down some.  I loved the bokeh achieved by the foliage behind.  Shot with the Olympus TG-4 on microscope mode.  Used Clarity filter in Topaz Adjust followed by some slight dodge and burn around the head.  Settings were f3.2, 1/320sec, 6mm and iso100.

Happy Clicking! 🙂

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Week 6 – Becky

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FIS (Flying Insect Sex)

Okay, seriously, I am not going out of my way searching for insects making love.  This is how it went down.  It is Sunday, just got home from a long day working at the rehab house and I let the dog out to go potty.  I am sitting there while she is doing her business wondering what I am going to do for our weekly blog when these two landed down in front of me.  Couldn’t pass it up 🙂  I unfortunately forgot to post it that night.  Took with Olympus TG4 on microscope mode.  Settings were f4.5, 1/320sec, iso640, 15mm.  Cropped, boosted contrast, and sharpened.  Also applied a filter in Topaz Adjust.  Forgot which one.  Happy Clicking!

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Week 2 – Becky

ArtistNamedBec | Nature Photography

Nature Contortionist

Had a wonderful day hanging out with my NWG photo buddies on our nature walk.  Need to do this more often.  Plenty of laughter, talking and taking photos.  Saw plenty of birds, gator, and insects.  Times like this I wish I had a bigger lens so I could get close up of the Spoonbills.  Shot this with my macro.  Cropped in tight.  This sure does look uncomfortable.  Especially when they are flying around connected.  My settings f3, 1/1600sec, iso400, 105mm.

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