Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Alien Lunch

Alien Lunch, originally uploaded by Misty DawnS.

On Flickr, we refer to Wednesdays as "Bokeh Wednesday". Considering how much I enjoy macro photography, bokeh holds a special place in my heart. hehe For those of you who don't know, bokeh is the blurred, out-of-focus (is that redundant) background in a photograph, while the main focus of the photograph is sharp and detailed.

In this photograph, the head and forelegs of the Praying Mantis, along with its Bumblebee snack, is in focus, while everything else, including the insect's body is blurred... aka bokeh.

Yes, I realize some of you will cringe at this photograph and think it's gross. However, it is true nature, and I always enjoy catching real moments in nature. For those of you who don't like this photograph, I apologize and give you full permission to go back to reading other blogs, researching oxyelite pro reviews, playing Facebook games, or whatever you were doing. I'll try to make my next photograph more "pretty". hehe


Nancy Grossi ~ Churned In Cali ~ The Wife of a Dairyman

Well I love the photograph. I love how sharp the head is and I know it's difficult to get shots like that....at least for me:)

Kerri Farley

I think it's WONDERFUL!

Jen at Cabin Fever

I don't mind praying mantises! They are all over the place where I great up. I used to love posing them. They are hilarious critters.


I think it's a fascinating capture. I love preying mantises.


Eeewwwww....oh...wait...I mean...ooowwwww...that poor bumblebee.

Nice photo 8v) Good bokeh


love reading ur articles. can we exchanges links dear pls?if that is ok with you.thanks!!


Great shot! I love it Misty! What a wonderful find!


Hey Mist...I'm working on a bug post for tomorrow that might interest you.;-) I never used to be a fan of bug photography, but my opinion on this changes more and more as time goes on. They can really be quite beautiful and fascinating. I love your image here and I'm a pretty big bokeh fan myself. Beautiful nature work. I love it.


Beautiful capture! I have watched many mantises, but never seen one eating. How cool!

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