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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29592)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-08-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: NIKON D 610, NIKON AF-S 105 mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-12-07 12:38
Viewed: 1175
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Mantis religiosa, with the common name praying mantis, and outside Europe the European mantis, is an insect in the family Mantidae. It is one of the most well-known and widespread species of the order Mantodea, the Mantis.

It is an example of a common name for a single insect species becoming used for a larger group of related species. "Mantis" now refers to the insect order Mantodea, and the other families, genera, and species within it.

Mantis religiosa is native to Europe, Asia, and Africa. It was introduced to North America in 1899 on a shipment of nursery plants from southern Europe. Now it is found from the Northeastern United States to the Pacific Northwest, and across Canada.

Despite being an introduced species, it is the official state insect of Connecticut.

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Hi Marius, my neighbour today,
Beautiful macro shot with pleasant composition. Perfect exposure, colors, lights, sharpness and depth. Bravo!
Best regards, László

  • Great 
  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 159 W: 0 N: 434] (8613)
  • [2014-12-07 22:25]

Hello Marius,
Great capture mantis,thanks and regards..

Another perfect shot Marius!
Mantis is a very difficult insect to identify as most of the times it is well camouflaged with the greenish sort of surroundings.Here, it is perfectly visible because of the dried-up plant it is hanging on to. Perfect contrast with BG and lovely natural color. Thanks for sharing this fine shot,
Best Regards,

Hello Marius - To me a very strong composition here. Excellent captured this attractive Praying Mantis. Splendid light, as well as stunning focus on subject. The way you have managed BG, is really attractive.Like it. Thanks for sharing. Regards - Srikumar

Ciao Marius, great macro of fantastic grasshopper, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderul colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Marius

Perfect image of praying mantis, it is a male. Excellent clarity and sharpness, fantastic composition, very fine details, very nice blurring BG, very nice POV.



hallo Marius
super good ight and sharpness also the colours are beautiful
great shot
thanks gr lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6527 W: 89 N: 15625] (65361)
  • [2014-12-12 13:38]

Hi Marius,spectacular capture of this manthis,a vertical composition made with impressive sharpness and the green is very very bright,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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