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Empusa fasciata

Empusa fasciata
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-12
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/11, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-07-13 5:05
Viewed: 4593
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Empusa fasciata Brulle, 1832

In my WS you can see the whole insect.

Empusa fasciata is a species of praying mantis of the family Empusidae (Order Dictyoptera, Suborder Mantodea )
It is found in the eastern Europe and western Asia.

In Cyprus Empusa fasciata is a widespread but uncommon species.

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Ciao Christodoulos. Double masterpiece MF! Impressive details and sharp against the blurred BG. Perfect light.


Hello Christodoulos,
great capture of this interesting insect with good sharpness and lovely details. I also like the beautiful colours and the nicely blurred background.
Best wishes,

Hello Christodoulos,
very interesting, like a puzzle. good cropping. great sharpness, colour and composition.
best wishes,

scary creature, TFS Ori

hello Christodoulos
great sharpness picture with good details
i like the workshop picture to
the colours are beautiful

You have here the Female i have send the Male on TN with the big antenna,s

Hello Christodoulos,

Very nice fasciata portrait ..The light and sharpness very success ..Congraculatıons...


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-07-13 7:15]

Hello Christodoulos.
Excellent shots, great macros. Nice details, sharpness, DOF and colours! Very well composed too. Well done, thanks for sharing.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Chiristodoulos.
Interessanti foto con notevoli particolari ,de un’eccellente nitidezza stupendi i colori molto bella complimenti.
Ti auguro un buon fine settimana ciao Marco.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-07-13 8:43]

Hello Christodoulos,
Fascinating macros of this mantis. Superb sharpness, details and splendid contrasting colours against the beautiful blurred background.

Ciao Christodoulos, fantastic details of alien monster, beautiful WS too, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hi Christodoulos,
what an interesting species. Unusual. Great point of view. Excellent sharpness and details.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-07-13 12:23]

Woow Chris,this is a fantastic work.A lucky meeting whit this new born manthis and 3 spectacular pics,perfects to understand what happen's.No comment about the quality always at the top,a very very interesting work.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Christodoulos
Excellent presentation of this interesting species.Impressive sharpness,onderful colours and light.Superb!
Thank You
Have a good weekend!
Best regards

Giasou Christodoule
An interesting set of images with great detail, nice background and colours. Nicely focused and composed.
regards yiannis

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2012-07-14 3:27]

Quite an amazing insect, especially in close-up! Too me a while to understand what I was looking at...

Excellent pix, including the WS!



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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-07-14 5:12]

Hello Christodoulos,
Two in one! and upside down! Interesting double-portrait of this species of Mantis.
Very special the striped eyes. An interesting document shown with fine sharpness and colors.
Have a nice weekend
Kind regards

Hello Christodoulos,
An excellent macro with fine colors, details & composition. Well done & presented with a great POV. Nice work & TFS. Regards & best wishes!


excellent subject Chris, very good pictures with perfect focus and details, congratulations !

ciao, tino

Hello Christodoulos

Amazing camouflage of this insect, great focus,
sharpness and details, beautiful background, TFS


Hi Christodoulos,
Great capture, light and sharpen excellent.

Excellent composition of this Empusa,

Hallo Christodoulos
I like all the images you shared with us including the one in the workshop. Like always the quality of the photos is of outstanding value and the details so beautifully seen, especially the stripes in the eyes in the second image. Once again a super macro presented in style and excellent manner. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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