Thursday, May 18, 2006

Sorry Bug


Blogger micki said...

It’s Critter Day Thursdays!

Found this guy sleeping on my bedroom window screen. Took some shots of him, thought he was dead. Then he started moving around. I popped him in the fridge for a bit to slow him down again. Well, he slowed way down. So, I got this shot of him sleeping on his back. After he came around, I set him free into the warm sunshine.

Bug 1
Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Kodak Max ISO 400
Shutter Speed - 1/15
Aperture Setting - f-2.8 Program Mode
Lens - Sigma 105mm lens
Scanning Method - York Photo Labs’ scan

Bug 2
Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Kodak Max ISO 400
Shutter Speed - 2 seconds
Aperture Setting - f-16 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 105mm lens
13mm, 21mm, and 31mm extension tubes attached to lens
Scanning Method - York Photo Labs’ scan

7:46 AM  
Blogger jane said...

Nice to know he made it back outside! Superb details.

8:02 AM  
Anonymous tore said...

So you obviously trained your bug to roll over and play dead...can you get him to beg, too? (As in "I'm begging you to let me out of this fridge"). Har har.

8:37 AM  
Anonymous idreaminred said...

cool bug!

8:44 AM  
Blogger Nicola said...

Hahah, that's so funny - first the bee, then this guy. I wonder what else you have in your fridge... Just teasing you ;). Great shots!!

9:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great shots, very illustrative. I really like the DoF on these.

10:22 AM  
Anonymous Ricardo said...

Impressive photo, hits, good colors. Greetings

10:52 AM  
Anonymous AG said...

I’m so glad he recovered and went on his way. I thought he was a gonner in the second pic. Thanks for keeping photography human, Micki - even if it is with a bug today!

10:54 AM  
Anonymous Philippe said...

The 2nd shot with him sleeping on his there' something about it..."Popping him in the fridge to slow him down" line ever...Love the stories that comes with your photos ;)

11:08 AM  
Anonymous Ron : said...

Love the macro shots! Creepy critter!

12:06 PM  
Anonymous yungyaw said...

Yaiks! A bug's life. Fun shots.

12:50 PM  
Anonymous Marius Muscalu said...

disgusting creatures...first photo is a nice macro...

1:09 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

I find this so amusing. The one where he is on his back, reminds me of a cartoon. Great shots, funny story!

Better watch out though, you might get PETA after you! LOL

1:50 PM  
Anonymous SUN said...

really funny

1:53 PM  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

Well Micki some days I don't know what to is one of those days.I just shake my head.

1:53 PM  
Anonymous michael said...

Well, I hope he didn't get scrunched under that digger thingy we saw in your previous posts!

3:45 PM  
Blogger Jasp said...

You're just too kind. He plays "dead" well doesn't he ?

4:15 PM  
Anonymous MikesRightBrain said...

GROSS! I hate bugs. I find it interesting that you "experimented" on him and then sent him on his way... very funny, and great idea for a couple of shots!

5:05 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

God, I thought you had killed him, hehehe. Excellent macro. I like the soft colors and the combination of pictures!Great.

5:16 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Micki I would like to send you an email but I can´t find it.

5:25 PM  
Anonymous jlc said...

Don't be sorry Micki :o)

6:39 PM  
Anonymous armeen said...

you put him in the fridge? oh mine. you are a one crazy photographer. nice shot though.

7:25 PM  
Blogger Stardog Champion said...

I love how you got up so close to this bug. You can see all the details, and the bug is actually not all that bad to look at. It's a great shot, to be sure.

One suggestion: if you know anything about HTML, you can change the template of your blog so that the content area is wider, which allows for larger photos. These ones kind of spill over to the sidebar, which makes them hard to see. If you had a bigger content area, you could make your wonderful photos even bigger.

7:59 PM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

quite chubby bug:-P he may eat something in yr fridge:-P i love the lay back shot of him...look so funny:-)

8:29 PM  
Anonymous Suby said...

eeeeck and gross, Suby ABSOLUTELY dislikes all form of creepy crawlers, me would have been reaching for the slippers to CRUSH him. Sorry me really do not like bugs, flies, mosquitoes or thier likes :)


8:48 PM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Very cool!

11:38 PM  
Blogger Azhar said...

Lol poor fellow.Stunning macros though I would've preferred a white backgorund love the little guy.GREAT SHOT!

12:59 AM  
Anonymous àsìkò said...

eeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwww hate bugs, nicely captured details Micki, well done

3:23 AM  
Anonymous NoWords said...

cool shot! (poor bug...)

6:27 AM  
Anonymous johnz said...

I was exchanging cruelty to bug stories with a friend of mine yesterday (since our respective sons are now at that age) and he use to catch bees with film containers, stick them in the fridge, then tie dental floss to a leg and when they wake up they would buzz around in some fashion

1:05 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Beetle on its back - what a keeper shot!
Nice depth, given the tight parameters of the shot.

7:58 AM  

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