Male Walkingstick - Diapheromera

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    Likely not my most captivating image - but I'm really digging back in my archives now for things to post - here's a portrait of a male walking stick (Diapheromera species) back from September of 2009 set against a turning lead for a backdrop. I don't believe I've seen any Phasmids in Oklahoma since I found this guy. A fascination with these insects was sparked way back in 2006 or so as I remember a young green juvenile was one of the first insects I ever photographed. I was instantly amazed with how odd their mouth-parts were and how perfectly their heads nestled down into their legs. Such beautiful animals - and usually pretty cooperative as well.

    My memory may be a bit hazy as this was taken so long ago - but I think this was focus stacked from a couple images taken with just the 50mm reversed on a few extension tubes on my old Pentax K200D.

    I'm currently updating my macro equipment (most of it is literally falling apart from use and abuse) and hope to get some more (actually recent) shots up someday soon!

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    1. muscapix 43 months ago | reply

      magnifique !

    2. Yvonne Metcalfe 43 months ago | reply

      What I would do to find one of these! Brilliant macros!

    3. leif_85 43 months ago | reply

      your picture makes me like the walking stick

      excellent macro, wonderful colours

    4. Nazmul Arefeen 43 months ago | reply

      amazing...ur really amazing!

    5. DrPhotoMoto 43 months ago | reply

      Magnificent detail.

    6. amwo 42 months ago | reply

      gr8 shot !!

    7. joshmayes 42 months ago | reply

      Super cool insect!

    8. SharonLewis2011 42 months ago | reply

      How do you get such amazing colour? It is almost as if your images are HDR?
      Can you share any colour/post secrets :)

    9. Eamon Brennan 42 months ago | reply

      all your images are stunning,well done

    10. Eric Gofreed 42 months ago | reply

      incredible photography. Love your work

    11. ~Easily Overlooked~ 41 months ago | reply

      Impressive series, they look great!

    12. jack_246 39 months ago | reply

      Very Good !

    13. fatarizt mustapa 37 months ago | reply

      great shoot..i like it..

    14. Wim Grundy! 33 months ago | reply

      Time for infrared, underwater MACRO work in your favorite clean stream - in the Dead of Night . . .

    15. Hồ Viết Hùng (800k thanks for viewers!) 25 months ago | reply

      You are so great with macro. Congratulation.

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