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Mantis eyes
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Copyright: SCOTT JOHNSON (squirrel400) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 1 N: 65] (323)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007
Categories: Insects
Camera: NikonD200, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-24 19:35
Viewed: 5916
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Carolina Mantid Stagmomantis carolina

Both native and introduced species are quite large, some over 3 to 4 inches long. The body is tannish-brown with the longitudinal forewing's outer margins edged in a pea green color. The forelegs are modified to close like a knife blade back against its handle (pocket knife-like). Prey are held securely between these serrated, spiny forelegs.

Life Cycle and Habits:
One generation develops each season. In the autumn, females lay eggs in a large mass or cluster (an inch or so long), in a frothy, gummy substance glued to tree twigs, plant stems and other objects. Overwintering occurs in the egg stage in this case. Tiny nymphs emerge from the egg mass in the spring or early summer.

found her in Avon Ohio

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2007-08-24 19:44]

Good note and beautiful macro shot, TFS.

Hi Scott,
I like your macro close-up of this mantis as it shows good colour and detail.Bob

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2007-08-24 22:01]

Wow! Beautiful macro, Scott! Excellent quality! I am posting a praying mantis just after you, but your capture is very impressive!

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  • jmirah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
  • [2007-08-24 22:21]

Hi Scott,
Outstanding macro. Excellent POV with fantastic focus, exposure, detail and color against a dark BG. Very well captured.


Hi Scott,
The best macro I've seen so far of a mantis head.
The details of the mouthparts especially are awesome.
Composition,colour POV and sharpness are all great.
Very good work indeed.

excelent macro wonderfull capture and color and sharpness

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  • nimou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
  • [2007-08-25 4:32]

Excellent. Salut

Hello Scott,
Excelent photo with colors, sharpnes and contrast. Mantis is enjoying too.

hello scott
excellent macro, impressive this head, captured well and a perfect framing well done

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-08-26 14:25]

Hi Scott,
Impressive macro, with outstanding details and beautiful colours. Eyes look terrific!
TFS, Josť M.

This is a fantastic closeup macro showing the mouthparts that work so effectively while devouring prey.

Comgratulation, you macro shot are really incredible. Nice colours, perfect focus!
Bye Tom

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