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  1. Profile photo of KittenCereal
    KittenCereal Female 18-29
    956 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 3:51 pm
    Link: Fascinating Insect Photography - Where do you get a camera with that kind of resolution?
  2. Profile photo of Buck176
    Buck176 Male 30-39
    379 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 4:07 pm
    "Where do you get a camera with that kind of resolution?"

    Ummm, from a store?
  3. Profile photo of Bachi-Atari
    Bachi-Atari Male 18-29
    263 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 4:09 pm
    Mantis eyes are so dang creepy
  4. Profile photo of InvaderET
    InvaderET Male 18-29
    31 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 4:12 pm
    at YouCan`tAffordThis.com
  5. Profile photo of GParadox
    GParadox Female 18-29
    737 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 4:13 pm
    Praying Manti are both, the creepiest and most beautiful creatures I have ever seen.
  6. Profile photo of darkgear6
    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
    1378 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 4:17 pm
    Let`s pollute/destroy our only life sustaining planet
  7. Profile photo of hairyshyt
    hairyshyt Male 30-39
    217 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 4:19 pm
    "Where do you get a camera with that kind of resolution?"

    or macro function.
  8. Profile photo of LeesieSocks
    LeesieSocks Female 18-29
    90 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 4:30 pm
    A camera fitted with an extension tube for macro stuff... Tis epic funs!
  9. Profile photo of DexterRiley
    DexterRiley Male 40-49
    21 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 4:34 pm
    Camera resolution is the first step. It`s all the adjustments in photoshop that makes these photos so different. Personally, I enjoy natural photographs.
  10. Profile photo of Joolin
    Joolin Male 18-29
    1002 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 4:42 pm
    you can actually get that effect with any SLR camera by reversing the lens, either by hand or with a reverse lens adapter.
  11. Profile photo of Joolin
    Joolin Male 18-29
    1002 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 4:42 pm
    or by just getting a macro lens
  12. Profile photo of torisen
    torisen Male 30-39
    40 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 4:45 pm
    Other than a little color correction, these photos are all (or could be) just how they were shot.

    And for the really small scale stuff, it`s not extension tubes, you just take you lens off and reverse it, commonly called "micro" photography rather than "macro". You can hand-hold you lens like this, but they make filters that screw on to the lens that allow the lens to mount backwards.

    It`s a lot of fun to play with.
  13. Profile photo of Sakamura
    Sakamura Male 30-39
    237 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 4:54 pm
    I do these kind of pictures... SLR with Macro for most of them. And a few of them are very heavy close-ups, so it`s either lens reversal or (in my case) a Canon MP-E 65mm that allows to go from 1x to 5x zoom and do ridiculous pictures. There`s a major requirement for light at any kind of zoom. So add up a macro ring flash.
  14. Profile photo of ROK9
    ROK9 Male 18-29
    1834 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 5:32 pm
    mantis ftw
  15. Profile photo of MLime
    MLime Female 13-17
    126 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 5:38 pm
    I love mantids
  16. Profile photo of SmilinSam
    SmilinSam Female 18-29
    3599 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 6:11 pm
    the one mantis had a smiley face on his wing!! look!!
  17. Profile photo of DixxyRarr
    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 6:22 pm
    Ooooooo so beautiful!
  18. Profile photo of Geogypsy
    Geogypsy Female 18-29
    2546 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 6:36 pm
    Oh snap! And I was so proud of my crappy grasshopper photo this summer...no longer!

  19. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 6:47 pm
    This is probably my fav:
  20. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
    1548 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 6:53 pm
    #16 Murka!
  21. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 7:03 pm
    That white butterfly was really cool!
  22. Profile photo of NitroJunkie
    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
    758 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 7:11 pm
    You can get a camera with that kind of resolution anywhere...it`s just a matter of knowing WTF you`re doing. Just because you have a DSLR, does NOT make you a professional. I`ve known plenty of pro photographers that just use a PNS anyhow.
  23. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 7:22 pm
    Bleah! (gets can of "RAID")
  24. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 7:38 pm
    You want to see high resolution- check out Life In the Undergrowth. I have NEVER seen insects that close before. The magnification power of the lenses they use is outstanding.
  25. Profile photo of ZacWasHere
    ZacWasHere Male 18-29
    101 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 7:38 pm
    I agree sbeelz, that pic was also my favourite :D
  26. Profile photo of mntlmstrbtr
    mntlmstrbtr Male 30-39
    737 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 8:18 pm
    That was amazing!!!
  27. Profile photo of gdi
    gdi Male 18-29
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    September 19, 2010 at 8:50 pm
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  28. Profile photo of iSteal
    iSteal Male 18-29
    153 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 9:10 pm
    Did anyone else read this as Fascinating Insect Pornography?
  29. Profile photo of CrzyWhtGrl
    CrzyWhtGrl Female 18-29
    255 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 9:43 pm
    Aren`t some of these from this guy from Poland? He gets up at like 3am to do these...
  30. Profile photo of JumboCookie
    JumboCookie Male 18-29
    1244 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 9:44 pm
    "Did anyone else read this as Fascinating Insect Pornography?"
    No, and if you were disappointed, you have a problem.
  31. Profile photo of hairyshyt
    hairyshyt Male 30-39
    217 posts
    September 20, 2010 at 12:42 am
    I actually learned something about macro/closeup shots on IAB, cheers.

    Credits:

    LeesieSocks
    Joolin
    torisen
    Sakamura
  32. Profile photo of slayer50515
    slayer50515 Male 18-29
    988 posts
    September 20, 2010 at 12:51 am
    "Did anyone else read this as Fascinating Insect Pornography?"
    No, and if you were disappointed, you have a problem.
    -----
    I lol`d
  33. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
    3076 posts
    September 20, 2010 at 2:18 am
    oh poo that is amazing!
  34. Profile photo of DeathToLems
    DeathToLems Female 18-29
    1435 posts
    September 20, 2010 at 3:57 am
    what happened to that wasp (bee?)made me think that in soviet Russia water drinks you!
  35. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    September 20, 2010 at 6:50 am
    I dont need to see a bug that close up. Im just going to squish it anyway.
  36. Profile photo of GHudston
    GHudston Male 18-29
    182 posts
    September 20, 2010 at 6:55 am
    ""Did anyone else read this as Fascinating Insect Pornography?"
    No, and if you were disappointed, you have a problem. "

    He didn`t need to be disappointed, there was one image of insect porn on that site. ;)
  37. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    September 20, 2010 at 9:38 am
    Insects are so cool the prying Mantis definitely my favorite ever
  38. Profile photo of awsome-guy
    awsome-guy Male 13-17
    151 posts
    September 20, 2010 at 10:03 am
    at first i read it
    facinating insect pornography
    and i was like whaaaat
  39. Profile photo of keith2
    keith2 Male 30-39
    2589 posts
    September 20, 2010 at 7:52 pm
    link failure.. oh i found 2 flies gettin it on doggystyle n took a pic of it on my phone haha wish yall could see it
  40. Profile photo of pyrochem
    pyrochem Male 18-29
    59 posts
    September 20, 2010 at 11:38 pm
    Butterfly orgy!
  41. Profile photo of Salted_Eggs
    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
    774 posts
    September 29, 2010 at 9:31 am


    fascinating

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