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Old Apr 29, 2006, 12:26 PM   #1
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Well, another scene again, not so dramatic as the Part I or Part II that I posted in Canon and Panasonic forum, but involve the same predator as in Part I...the Heavy jumper. Also happen at the same park as Part I again, but this time in the evening. But this time only took out my A610 reverse set up, so no wide angle view. Took off the reverse lens to take the scene. The rest were with rev macro.

Well, this Heavy Jumper (HJ) was very persistent. It tried to eat the prey at first,some green leaf hopper, and its first attempt ended up as failure. As it pounce at it, the hopper jump away. I did not see where it landed, but apparently the HJ did, and proceeded to move closer to the hopper. I did not know the hopper was there as it was in the corner of the leaf, which blocked my view. But I realize that the HJ when it stalks the prey, really put all attention to it, and even when I approach it to take its pic, it did not budge. Actually, it was this 'stubborness' that made me suspect it saw something. So I peered over (the whole incident was abt my eye level) and true enough saw the green prey there.

All taken A610+reverse Minolta F1.7 50mm, F8, ISO 50, 1/125s, ext flash (omnibounce)

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#1: Setting the scene. Arrow shows where the green hopper was. Did not manage to get a good shot.
See the direction of the HJ view? Thats where the prey is.


#2: The Cast...well the predator at least.


#3: The grab!
While positioning my camera and moving some leafs away, it pounced, and this time, it got it!
Not a good shot, but just showing the moment


#4: Introducing the Prey...."I vomit blue blood"


#5: Laying low
It started to hide from my approach and laid low....
reddish tint from the flash thru the red leaf

#6: Making a move...
after that, off it went again moving with the prey


#7: Showing you its butt
This image is a combination of 2 images to increase DOF.


#8:Moving across the leaf


#9:Another view
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Old Apr 30, 2006, 4:40 PM   #2
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Wow great shots, and I like how you told an interesting story with them. How close were youthe bugs?
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Old Apr 30, 2006, 10:40 PM   #3
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Superb set of photos and it definitely shows the survival instincts! Good job.
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Wow great shots, and I like how you told an interesting story with them. How close were youthe bugs?
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About 4cm


Thanks Jackco!

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Superb set of photos and it definitely shows the survival instincts! Good job.
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#5 is perfect - introducing the new method of leaf bouncing!

Amazing as always!

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Old May 11, 2006, 1:37 PM   #6
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Thanks Sven! It does give an interesting feel to it, using the leaves that is.
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So beautiful~~& so patient!
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Old May 15, 2006, 6:58 AM   #8
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Thanks!

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