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Photo Quest #103 – Show us your wildlife

It was a little difficult for me to look for wildlife because most of flowers, parks and animals I can see here are not wild ones.  Anyway, I went to Expo’70 Memorial Park with my cameras.  Fortunately I met some insects in the park and all the insects in the park are, yes, wildlife.


Dragonfly:  PENTAX K200D + TAMRON 272E (Manual mode, f/6.3, 1/160, ISO200)

 


Praying mantis:  PENTAX K200D + TAMRON 272E (Av mode, f/4.0, 1/800, ISO200)

 


Bee:  PENTAX K200D + TAMRON 272E (Tv mode, f/2.8, 1/1000, ISO400)

I just re-seized these three photos.

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13 responses

  1. Pingback: Photo Quest #103 from Osaka, Japan « WPG's Photo Quest

  2. Mantises are so cool! One of my colleagues once babysat a coccoon of mantis eggs, which hatched – the tiny, tiny babies were adorable!

    Lovely colours on your pictures!

    October 21, 2010 at 02:22

  3. Thanks fatcatfromvox!
    I saw tiny baby praying mantises coming out from cocoon in my childhood. Yes, they are so adorable!

    October 21, 2010 at 12:26

  4. paikea

    how the heck did you get the dragonfly! – the bee one is gorgeous! (i’ve already said a ton about the praying mantis pics!)

    aww baby pm’s?

    October 21, 2010 at 19:10

    • Thanks paikea!
      Dragonfly has a tendency that it comes back to the same place even if it flies away. So I patiently waited the dragonfly :) For bee, I set my camera shutter speed priority and tried to get clear image of bee.

      I’m afraid I don’t meet baby praying mantis for long time…

      October 22, 2010 at 23:17

  5. Great photos Yan. You surprised me I thought you would take photos of wild people in bars! lol

    Your photos show great composition, color and details. They are show great thought in how you take your photos. I like the flower with the bee the best.

    October 22, 2010 at 04:55

    • Thanks Maureen!
      hahaha, there are happy or sleeping people in bar :D I’ll try to shoot it, hehe.

      I always pay attention to composition after your photo quest of RoT :)

      October 22, 2010 at 23:22

  6. kerstin66

    I love this colourful shots…very beautiful…you are so good in this things, I´m jealous and also impressed.

    October 25, 2010 at 01:11

    • Thanks kerstin66!
      Autumn is so comfortable and colorful here. I hope I can show more autumn pictures to you from now on :)

      October 26, 2010 at 12:54

  7. pssst, I’ve added you to my blog, if you would like to check it out :)

    October 26, 2010 at 01:54

    • Thank you so much for inviting me to your blog!

      October 26, 2010 at 12:59

  8. Nice shots, here! The detail is amazing and the colours are beautiful! I like the bee shot in particular.

    November 11, 2010 at 03:56

    • Thanks Kai Brockbank!
      It’s still very difficult for me to take photos of flying insects but the shot is my best one of that :)

      November 12, 2010 at 12:35

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