An Interesting Insect (Three Photographs)

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This Tetanocera plebeja, a marsh fly, is an interesting bug because of its dance-like walk. It’s also interesting because it is apparently being stalked (in the third photo) by a Daddy Long Legs. The second of these photos was seriously under-exposed because the flash failed to go off. Resurrecting it meant dealing with more noise but it worked out nicely. Simply changing the exposure and increasing contrast, ensuring no blown blacks or whites, opening the shadows a bit and then applying noise reduction can often fix under-exposed RAW files.

An Interestind Insect-2

An Interestind Insect-3

7 responses

  1. such fantastic nature photography

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    February 8, 2016 at 5:30 pm

  2. I love this series ending with the stalker looming in the background. Worthy of Hitchcock! 😉

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    February 8, 2016 at 7:47 pm

  3. “My, my, my said the spider to the fly!” I so admire your work and that you teach anyone who wants to learn. Thanks you!

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    February 8, 2016 at 8:25 pm

  4. Yum, looks great.

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    February 9, 2016 at 12:35 am

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