Quote: I'm assuming it was a captive specimen bred for the pet trade
Correct, very low cost locusts
Quote: did you try chilling him down in the fridge for a wee while beforehand
Yup, did that, tried completely freezing one too. I also made a kill jar with ethyl acetate. The problem with both of these methods is that the frozen specimen froze in odd poses and the kill jar method kept them soft and supple but they were to limp, the jaws for instance rested on the floor and the antennae got 'brewers droop'.
I think I'm trying to be a little too ambitious at the moment. I was trying for a stack of 40-50 shots and although the camera was set to fire automatically, leaving me to concentrate on adjusting the focus rail, it was still taking a little too long.
Quote: Awesome. V6 is my fav. Shutter speed at 3.1 sec got me even more buffled.
Hi Tony, it is the flash that catches the action. The photographs were taken in a darkened room, the camera was set to the required time (in this case 3 seconds) and the flashes activated on a sound delay trigger, in this instance I was using the Triggersmart system.