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Mantis
Photo Information
Copyright: Damian Onderka (makkak) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 10] (70)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), Cannon 50mm, f1.8
Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-10 2:37
Viewed: 3327
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The insect order Mantodea or mantises consists of approximately 2,300 species worldwide in temperate and tropical habitats, of which a majority are in the family Mantidae. For most of the past century, only this single family was recognized within the order, and the term "mantid" was therefore historically used for any member of the order; technically, however, the term only refers to this one family, meaning the species in the other eight recently-established families are not mantids, by definition (i.e., they are empusids, or hymenopodids, etc.), and the term "mantises" (or the more colloquial "praying mantises") should be used when referring to the entire order. Often mistakenly spelled preying mantis (an eggcorn, since 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. In Europe, the name "praying mantis" refers to only a single species, Mantis religiosa. The closest relatives of mantises are the orders Isoptera (termites) and Blattodea (cockroaches), and these three groups together are sometimes ranked as an order rather than a superorder.

(source: wikipedia)


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Hola Damian, un ejemplar de Mantis muy bonito, nitido con buena luz y color, quiza (mi opinion personal) hubiera descentrado un poco el motivo. Un saludo desde Mallorca

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  • Tlapp Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 27 W: 6 N: 19] (112)
  • [2008-04-12 2:08]

Beautiful lighting and composition...and of course the mighty mantis! Fantastic shot! Regards, Rafal

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-04-13 8:38]

Hello Damian,
Lovely shot of this amzingly interesting insect!
Regards
TFS
Ena

Wygląda jak przybysz z kosmosu. Dobra ostrość. Gratuluję ujęcia. Pozdrawiam
Wojtek

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