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Copyright: Nikos Biliouris (novaman) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 11 N: 264] (1037)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-04-16 17:51
Viewed: 3843
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A praying mantis, or praying mantid, is the common name for an insect of the order Mantodea. Often mistakenly spelled preying mantis (a tempting mistake, as they are notoriously predatory) they are in fact named for the typical "prayer-like" stance. The word mantis derives from the Greek word mantis for prophet or fortune teller. The preferred pluralization is mantids,[1] though there is some usage of mantes or mantises.

Like all insects, a praying mantis has a head atop the body, an abdomen housing vital organs at the other end, and in between, the thorax. Mantids use their specialized forelegs to capture prey and can be found in a wide variety of colors, patterns, and shapes.

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  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-04-16 22:46]

interesting perspective with the insect horizontal. good focus, except the face seems a little soft. nice DOF good colors

What a nice shot. Good details! i like the colours and composition
well done. Carme.

Una foto excelente

Excellent Mantis macro!!!!

Νίκο πολύ ωραία γωνία λήψης. Επίσης έχει ωραία χρώματα και πολύ καλή οξύτητα! Μπράβο!

Υ.Γ Αχ που θα πάει δεν θα πάρω κι εγώ κανένα φακό....

Μπράβο. Πολύ ωραία φωτογραφία Νίκο.
Νομίζω πως έχει δίκιο ο manuel1982 στο Workshop. Ταιριάζει καλύτερα το κάθετο κάδρο. ίσως και τα κόκκινα φυλλαράκια να μην βοηθάνε. Ρίξε μια ματιά τι εννοώ -> Workshop

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