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Empusa pennata

Empusa pennata
Photo Information
Copyright: Kaan HURKAN (hurkaan) (115)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Kodak EasyShare Z740
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mantodea: Mantis [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-22 4:21
Viewed: 4161
Points: 16
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Empusa pennata
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Hi Kaan,
Excellent macro shot, very good quality and very interesting creature.
Regards, Krzysztof.

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-06-22 4:33]

Hi Kaan, what a splendid surreal image of this insect. The low pov provides a totally different composition. Great image!

Great image, Kaan! What a formidible creature. He looks like something out of an Alien movie. Your POV and the background really enhances the image. Reid

Hi Kaan,
Incredible looking creature.
You've caught it in a great pose, looking at us with that freaky 'alien' head, and with perfect clarity and detail.
Excellent mood and colour too.
A great shot.
Thanks for showing us this unusual mantis.

Hi Kaan.
Amazing character, detail is stunning. Never even seen a picture of this one, looks very delicate. DOF is perfect for making him stand out, lighting, colours, pin sharp, all superb.

New Zealand

Hi Kaan,
Brilliant insect aren't they. You have done a perfect job photographing this one. Did you turn this photo around 180 degrees, it looks like it was up side down originally. I like that you may have changed the orientation as it creates an unsual feeling to this photo of this alien looking mantid.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-06-22 7:48]

Hi Kaan,

A excellent capture of this mantis,well found and captured with a good POV,pose and colors,well done and tfs


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-06-22 9:26]

Hello Kaan,
this is an insect can't pass by without comment as I find them most interesting. Amazing how many different types there out there around the world.
You captured this one very well, the neutral BG does show the details off very well.
Excellent sharpness and great colors.
Very well done.

Very nice pic.
he's not standing in his natural environnement nor in his natural pose (upside down).
I guess you picked it up and set it there for the pic. (a small nit anyway. don't bother. I do too)

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