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The Celestial Conductor by AimishBoy The Celestial Conductor by AimishBoy
Praying mantis.
A little bit about how this is done. This particular shot's bokeh was received from a back lit lemon leaf. lemon leafs have small pores all over them. the back light shines through these pores, and the fact that they are outside the depth of field, cause them to appear in the shape of the lens's aperture.

Check out my Wonderland lecture (subtitles available) - Nadav Bagim - WonderLand lecture - PhotoX2012

More info and photos from the WonderLand series at

www.AimishBoy.com/wonderland.html

you are welcome to visit, and stay tuned, a video tutorial is in processes (:
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mattTIDBALL Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Unique amongst standard mantis shots! Fave!
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IgorDa Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow!!!
that's great!!!
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WendyMitchell Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Marianne95 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is magical. :)
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ELaiNes-DarkRoom Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Cool :giggle:
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rscordoba Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Wow!!
Cool!
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ravenofthenight Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cool photo
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celestialprincess101 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured [link]
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Ebaroo Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student General Artist
This is beautiful.
I'm speechless!
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MagicWojtek Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
amazing shoot
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:icongryffgirl:
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
He doe look like he is conducting an insect orchestra! Lovely capture!
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prettyflour Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This has been featured in my journal!


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jblaschke Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is one of the most artistically dramatic macros I've ever seen. That color!
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SeverityApparel Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional
Genious!
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Prisma-photo Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Unbelievable scene !!
Superb lighting :)
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gummyrabbit Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student Writer
Featured here: [link] :rose:
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lapetitelapin Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning photo!
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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
featured: [link] :)
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carlarush Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
stunning!
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Vanills Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Like a dream :)
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LandGart Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OH WOW, THIS IS AMAZING!
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SalemCat Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your wonderful work has been featured in my latest journal "Saint Paddy's Green" I hope you like it! :D [link]
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gonebonanza Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
fantastic catch. great idea.
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dracicesecret Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Student Photographer
it quite frightening :D
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Emilyirvingwitt Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Just wow!
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alireza1 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your beautiful shot has been featured here! [link] :)
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hollowg Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
looks so human !
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karli0111 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome :D
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NadilynBeato Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
beautiful!!!! :)
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pnpayam Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Wooow... That's Amazing indeed
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allanddharmawan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student Photographer
Cool!
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Gem-of-cali Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is a great technique. Did you make it up or did you learn to do it somewhere else? It has a magical quality to the shot. I couldn't think of any other word that described these photos. Yes, magical is the perfect word for them.
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AimishBoy Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Thank you,
I got to it by myself after doing some back lite leaf shots. I was amazed from the results and later on the idea of using them for a background just came naturally :)
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Gem-of-cali Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is a great technique. I bet a photography magazine would do an article on it if you showed them your work.
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MatthewPalfenier Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Truly an inspiring capture!
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hugznstuff Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Spectacular!!
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antmansreturn Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is fantastic! I love the monochrome colors and the overall nature feel to the piece. The way that the bokeh comes through really enhances the photo. As does this little guys pose. Now we just need to pan to the right and see all his little orchestra. ;3
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PRibeiro Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
i love it

visit my gallery and coment if you liked give me one :points: please
thanks
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TashaRoberts Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
This is too coooool!! Love it!
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GroovyGeek Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
Love the music you chose for that image on your website... one of the all-time great pieces!
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JeremyC-Photography Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
Outstanding!
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insolitus85 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely stunning photo!

Just out of curiosity: did the lemon leaf happen to be there or did you place it there?
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AimishBoy Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
I placed it there, and I also caused the mantis to stand that way (:
I love directing ;)
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insolitus85 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool :)
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dominique-merot Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
Amazing picture...
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Scopimera Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning.
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TopAdams Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Amazing shot... Love it :D
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SandJ Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
AMAZING SHOT!!!
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Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 60D
Shutter Speed
1/197 second
Aperture
F/14.0
Focal Length
100 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Sep 17, 2011, 6:57:14 AM
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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