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Canon EOS REBEL T1i
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Illusion by mydigitalmind Illusion by mydigitalmind
Did you know that the mantis' compound eye structure creates the illusion of a pupil that is always pointed in your direction? It's pretty amazing!

I believe this is my first insect shot with so much detail on the compound eyes. This is extremely close to being a 100% crop from the original.

Location: My Garden
Lens: Canon EF 70-200 F4 L IS USM
Kenko DG Auto Extension Tube Set - 20mm, 36mm

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d-i-e-g-o Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Totally awesome. I miss him! :love:
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Fyrella Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
Excellent macro! ;) very very good capture!!!
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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconfyrella:
Fyrella Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
son merecidas :)
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
:thumbsup: great capture! I love these little critters but have been unsuccessful in taking their pictures :( I need a better macro lense than my zoom :laughing:
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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Try extension tubes on your zoom lens - you can get great detail for less than a macro lens, but you have to be super-steady.
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
I'll look into them for my wide angle lens - but can you use tubes on a zoom?
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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, and the best part is that you can get pretty close to your subject even with a zoom that starts at 70mm.
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
ooo, sounds interesting! thanks!!
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wolfman74 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
:omg: yllusion me :D
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