Devouring a bee
- SkyF (8073)
- [2006-09-19 7:53]
very dramatic close up, but thats nature. Very well done. Great POV, excellent sharpness and very well cropped.
- ciccio (2751)
- [2006-09-19 7:57]
Hi Mark, impreisonante la mantis religiosa. Son grandes devoradoras de otros insectos. Gran primer plano. Enhorabuena y un saludo. TFS.
- claudine (0)
- [2006-09-19 7:58]
This is very impressive, wow! It is so close... Details are amazing! What a strange insect... Great action shot and wonderful macro! Thanks,
- marjan (2685)
- [2006-09-19 8:02]
Hi Mark, ver good photo, not nice motive bur photo is excelent.
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2006-09-19 8:06]
Awesome action shot. I have one munching on a Monarch butterfly. Sharp at the heart of the action with a pleasing gradual falloff int the DOF.
Great colors! Well done, I love it!
- takos1 (2607)
- [2006-09-19 8:34]
Bellissima foto macro!
Dettagli preziosi e colori naturali, bravo!
Ciao e grazie.
- gigicacco (643)
- [2006-09-19 8:39]
Straordinaria macro. complimenti ciao gigicacco
Impresiona de sólo ver la escena Mark... puedo preguntarte a que distancia capturaste esta imagen?.
Excelente macro con gran nitidez, aunque coincido con tu relato que el F9 no fue suficiente en este caso.
Perfecto trasfondo y POV que dramatiza aun más la presentación.
It impresses of only to see the scene Mark... can I ask to that it distances did you capture this image?.
Excellent macro with great clarity, although I coincide with your narration that F9 was not enough in this case.
Perfect background and POV that it even dramatizes more the presentation.
- fyapici (7499)
- [2006-09-19 8:59]
Perfect! What a deatil! Amazing! I cannot find any thing to say! Excellent dear friend. Bravo and TFS.
- taba (1847)
- [2006-09-19 9:19]
You did a very good work, in the photo and in the PP.
The moment is great, poor bee !
- horia (16656)
- [2006-09-19 9:29]
This is a splendid macro! Great details acheived here! I also have a couple of shots of a Mantis eating a spider, do i know what you mean by devouring fast :)
Anyway, the shot is fantastic, the POV is excellent, the flash managed very well and the DOF very good (i don't think you neaded more:)).
Very well done!
Bravo and TFS
- Nephrotome2 (2538)
- [2006-09-19 10:06]
You're too modest. The outcome is just perfect. Very detailed. Light is perfect. Action is very well shown.
- Berlingo (317)
- [2006-09-19 10:20]
Impressionant de détails ! La scène est très intéressante car pas courament photographièe.
Impressionant of details! The scene is very interesting and not current in photograph.
- jcoowanitwong (13754)
- [2006-09-19 10:55]
This is first class picture. My first time to see such action up close. Very well done and TFS.
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2006-09-19 11:21]
Even with converter you still have enough DOF, IMO!
Colour and details are very well done...
I think you did a good job in NeatImage.
Compo is a bit puzzled but not bad. It is a bit searching here;-)...
Well done. Special image...
- ddg (5507)
- [2006-09-19 12:15]
Bonjour Mark, great macro-shot of this Mantis eating a fly. This one remember me someting!!! Composition and details are perfect. I like the POV and splendid colors too. Well seen and well done, reagrds, Didier.
- batu (16383)
- [2006-09-19 12:25]
well documented scene with the focus just on the 'right place'. Colours of insects appear natural. Well selected cut-away. I feel that you would like to have achieved a little grater depth of field and sharpness. But, nevertheless it is a remarkable picture.
Best wishes, Peter
- elefantino (14406)
- [2006-09-19 12:29]
Hello Mark, impressive details in this macro!
Good frame and management.
- hester (11638)
- [2006-09-19 13:05]
Horrible image - the aliens have landed!
This is a great capture of nature in action. amazing details and composition. Well done!
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2006-09-19 14:01]
Fantastic image that records the moment of reckoning for a bee in the most graphic details. You have created a masterpiece here, Mark. I have never seen that much of clarity in a macro picture of this magnitude ever before.
You deserve to be congratulated for creating this image.
Thanks for sharing it.
- Hamurkaroglu (3185)
- [2006-09-19 15:55]
Very nice macro. TFS
- Argus (50626)
- [2006-09-19 16:00]
This is a brilliant and dramatic close-up macro of insect eating insect.The closer it is, the more limited the DOF!
TFS, regards, Ivan
- jossim (12636)
- [2006-09-19 16:16]
Superbe captu,les détails et l'action sont extras.
- eruyanik (5046)
- [2006-09-19 17:15]
Wow Mark, this one is superb! Both the moment you captured and technical conditions of the photo! But this scene should be NC-17 for strong graphic violence:-) i like that pink-red mixing on the bg! Superb shot!
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2006-09-19 19:46]
Hola Mark.-Exelente foto, mucho detalle y en el momento ideal. Muy nitida y clara.
- greenpinkorange (1789)
- [2006-09-19 20:31]
this is just amazing and freaky at the same time. I do not want to be in that situation!
Super macro and good sharpness on the center focus. Wonderful details and PP Work.
I once saw a lizard catch a dragonfly but didn't get to snap any pictures because it was too fast and ran away into hiding as soon as it saw me.
Ok the more i see the bee being eaten like that, the more i feel sick... oh boy.
- nimou (3171)
- [2006-09-19 20:42]
espectacularrrrrrrrrrrrrrr moment- Areally good macro mark
- manyee (23770)
- [2006-09-19 23:09]
Absolutely fascinating shot, Mark.
Not only is it an excellent macro,
but it is a macro with action. A rare view.
Very dramatic scene with sharp details and excellent exposure.
TFS. : )
- liquidsunshine (5437)
- [2006-09-20 2:17]
Good morning Mark,
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
superb colours, lighting and exposure. The POV is good.
Well composed. A really good capture.
Thanks for posting, have a great week.
- marmottelolo (14697)
- [2006-09-21 4:53]
cruelle cette photo mais excellente,cette mante aime la viande...saignante!!!!
- pilonm (3321)
- [2006-09-26 10:09]
What a dramatic shot you captured here!!! The poor bee cannot do anything against that super-predator! Excellent close-up with great pov and bg. Your mantis looks a little like "Alien"... Great job and TFS,
- Valf (522)
- [2006-10-01 0:11]
Wow! Very impressive picture. Good POV, very sharp and good composition.