I just came back from a wild-life shoot and while pouring my self some tea, I saw a "male-mosquito". I was about to crunch it when I realize that this is no mosquito but a tiny, very lively praying mantis. As quickly as possible I exchanged my 150-500mm with a 105mm Nikor macro and a flash. Unfortunately my D300 was set on variable ISO and the resulting pictures were all at ISO-1600 to make things even worse, although I focused manually the camera was set on spot, resulting in under exposure. To make a long story short please pardon the technical quality of the shot. I want to share this very weird critter with you.
Hi Rob, Thanks for the reply. He (more likely she)was aware of every movement I made. This morning I was surprised to find the mantis again and this time round I had my tripod and tried to take a stack in order to take more of the critter in focus. However, every time the flash went off so did she. No chance for a stack on this one. With the new shots at ISO 200 and slightly better lighting, I did not really improve on #2.