Thursday, October 12, 2006



Blogger micki said...

Well, I waited for Blogger long enough to get their act together so I could post. They didn’t. So I’m having Photobucket carry this image for me. I’ll get this all fixed up later.

Camera - Minolta Maxxum 7000
Film - Fuji HQ ISO 200
Shutter Speed - 1/20
Aperture Setting - f-22 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 105mm macro/portrait lens
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

I received back the prints yesterday from some predawn shots I took a couple of weekends ago. I was pleasantly surprised at the results (I had forgotten all about them) and will be posting those in the weeks ahead, if they scan in well. My new lab didn’t do nearly the quality of work as they did on the first batch of film I sent them. I sent them three rolls yesterday. If there are problems on those prints, I’m back to looking for a new lab again. Mind you, out of 108 prints, only a few of them have those problems, and only one or two on images I may have scanned, but none that I would enlarge. Still, I’m disappointed.

I found today’s subject stuck in one of the laundry room windows. I went outside with a container while I had my daughter open the window from the inside and caught this big guy as he was released. I thought he was a goner. I put him out on the picnic table to recover. He started moving around a bit….just a wee bit. I grabbed five shots, and was going in for one last catch when I heard this buzzing noise. I looked up, and he was gone.

12:10 PM  
Blogger PhotoSam said...

spilling over looks bad obviously but Blogger, how i hate them....

anyhoo, great shot....7.75/10

12:35 PM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

This is a great image (what I can see of it due to the way it loaded, AAARGH blogger!)

I was having trouble finding a lab that was consistent with printing, so I am breaking down and getting a pro-printer so that I don't waste anymore money at the labs.

12:42 PM  
Blogger Robin Freeman said...

I hate Blogger too damnit!
But I really like your shot Micki.
What a sweet and patient bug to pose for you! He was probably grateful that you saved him.

1:07 PM  
Anonymous Doris said...

WOW what an ugly looking fly! he looks huge! well captured!

You know when I was on blogger I could never get them to upload my photo's all of mine where hosted on photobucket!

1:16 PM  
Anonymous MontereyJohn said...

I'd love to get larger images on Blogger, but I'm not seeing how and I don't have the skills to create my own HTML template. I've looked at some of them, like our friend Dave uses, but I can't figure out what to do with them. That's why I am cross-posting at Shutterchance. But that host lacks many of the bells and whistles that Blogger Beta has.

Hey, great bug pic!

1:54 PM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Thats a really big one, nice details!

2:15 PM  
Anonymous MikesRightBrain said...

Wow, Micki what a great shot! This thing looks huge. How nice of you guys to try and save it!

2:26 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

Great shot, Micki. I'll have to join the list of people who are quite annoyed with Blogger! But, you get what you pay for! :-) You know what would eliminate your scanning woes? Digital! ;-)

3:45 PM  
Blogger Donncha said...

Creepy little fella!


5:02 PM  
Anonymous Suby said...

Absolute eeeccck and ofcourse I fleeeee.

Jezzzz, I do not want to imagine how you keep your images, I am crap when it comes to filing paper :)


5:33 PM  
Anonymous Still said...

A interesting bug I like the details of its wings!

5:47 PM  
Anonymous Dean said...

He's a big ol' critter man! wicked!!!

5:52 PM  
Anonymous AG said...

Another fine catch, capture and release. Amazing how beautiful he looks when the detail is revealed under the macro lens. I’m wondering just how big this thing was . . ?

5:53 PM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Weird looking citter! Looks like an artificial fishing lure sans the hooks!

6:22 PM  
Anonymous Christian said...

I see, you're not lucky with your new lab.
Why don't you use an dslr camera?
Try it. It's so easy when you take a big lot of shots like you.
Now, i couldn't take back my old film camera.
Have a good day Micki

7:08 PM  
Anonymous G said...

Nice shot.

Cicadas make for some great photos, don't they? I've managed to get them a few times, though the ones around here have disappeared for this year.

7:48 PM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

i got the same problem..i have flickr and photobucket to backup also:-) btw i like the wing part really nice detail and colors...great capture:-)

10:19 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

That critter looks huge! I too get frustrated with blogger. I really want to move but I am so bloody computer useless that I have to wait for my little brother to come and help me. They didn't have computers in school in the olden days...

10:20 PM  
Blogger Cool Daddio said...

I love cicadas. Especially wearing one or two shells on my shirt or hat.

10:23 PM  
Blogger Chris Fry said...

Micki. Excellent image and fantastic detail not only on the wings but the body as well. That Cicada was one lucky critter that you noticed and released him/her.

1:00 AM  
Anonymous anton said...

That's a really neat shot!

5:54 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

Great bug shot!!

7:46 AM  
Anonymous johnz said...

the frog from the last photo seems pretty satisfied, I am wondering if it at this bug?

9:36 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Even though there's nothing in particular in frame for scale reference, there's something about this shot that clearly reveals that this is a big bug. Fine capture!

7:24 AM  

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