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

ArtistNamedBec

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 12 – Becky

ArtistNamedBec

Just hanging around

Removing the invasive vines off the chain link fence when I came across this cocoon.  Glad I brought my Olympus TG4 with me.  I had planned on taking a photo of some lizard eggs that I found yesterday, but when I came back today with my camera they were all dried up 😦

But, I came across this interesting cocoon instead.  Settings were f9, 1/200sec, iso100 and shot on microscope mode.  Boosted contrast and cropped.  I will have to check on this next time I am out there to see if I can catch the butterfly coming out of it.  Happy Clicking!

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Week 9 – Becky

ArtistNamedBec

Eyes have it

It’s times like this I wish I had a bigger lens.  Well anyway, there is a vacant lot across the street where a builder took down all the trees.  We have noticed three large owls hanging around on the back of the lot.  Probably mourning the loss of their trees.  As I was sneaking up on them to take their photo, they all flew into different trees.  This one had its back to me.  Every time I took a few steps it would turn his/her head and look at me.  I was only able to do this a few times before it flew off.  Shot with my NikonD300s and 105mm lens.  Settings were f2.8, ISO3200, 1/3200sec.  Boosted contrast, cropped and sharpened. Happy Clicking!

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Week 8 – Becky

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One busy leaf

My backyard never fails me when I need a photo for the NWG blog.  Went outside to see what I could find.  Came across some plants with a lot of black insects on the leaves.  Took a closer look and saw the black insects with spikes on their butts, a flying insect, four orange-brown eggs, and a case moth cocoon (I think).  Dang, what a party.  Shot with my Olympus TG4 on microscope.  My settings f4.9, 1/100sec, ISO800, 18mm.  Happy Clicking!

 

P.S. To my NWG girls, sorry so late on my Week 8 blog post

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