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Copyright: Peter Bergquist (Pedda) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 1 N: 247] (1287)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Insects around the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-19 18:04
Viewed: 5029
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This mantis jumped up on the on the table on night while I was watching tv. I got serveal shots from different angles but this is the one I like the most.

For more info regardings mantis check out this great web site. mantisuk.com

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2006-10-19 18:09]

Hello Peter,

It's one of the most original shot of mantis I've ever seen. Very good idea, excellent POV, great job with dark background!
TFS and best greetings,

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  • cosmln Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 201 W: 12 N: 493] (1952)
  • [2006-10-19 18:23]

HI Peter,

nice portrait in the night.
very good colours, with a perfect DOF, sharpness adn BG.

Really nice mantis image. And your title is quite apt, they are rather alien like. I always think that no matter how strange or creative a science fiction writer is, it can never compete with how fantastic and bizarre that natural world is. I like your framing, and the dark background. Unique and detailed. Good focal point.


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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2006-10-20 1:07]

Very beatiful photo

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