- dew77 (13270)
- [2005-05-25 4:13]
Wonderfrul praying mantis close up!Colors,DOF,BG and composition are perfect.
Janice!!!! Excellent shot, great macro... Nice details, sharpness, DOF and colours! Very well composed too. Well done, thanks for sharing
Believe me or not Janice, but I've never seen Mantis in my life in nature. I like insects [and spiders] but not Mantises. I don't know why. They're so 'cruel' and 'alien' that scary me in some way. Picture is great but subject not, really ;-)))
- coasties (28054)
- [2005-05-25 5:23]
Good work Janice. Aliens have landed!! Excellent details. Well done!
- Comandante (1408)
- [2005-05-25 10:33]
Very nice shot Janice!
Lighting,BG,framing and compositon are perfect.Thanks for sharing.
- naki (40)
- [2005-05-25 13:44]
Great capture Janice. Very interesting but beautiful point of view. Nice details, excellent colours and fine background.
Very well done.
- liquidsunshine (5437)
- [2005-05-25 18:34]
Great close up Janice,
DOF is spot on, and the colours are fantastic.
Good POV, the details are nice and sharp.
Thanks for posting
- Luc (14767)
- [2005-05-25 21:55]
Personal assessment of the photo: very good.
Good visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much for sharing this Mantis.
- TAZ (10926)
- [2005-05-26 3:39]
Belle et intéressante composition macro-photographique pour cette mante. Jolies couleurs, bon point de vue mais manque un peu de netteté...
Beautiful & interesting.
- marhowie (486)
- [2005-05-26 7:01]
Nice macro Janice, Good details, nice OOF BG and an unusual POV. Great note also..I like it and well done!
- livios (16942)
- [2005-05-27 17:01]
Janice, great colors and composition.
I guess I wouldn't get a reasonable picture by using only 1/40.
A great shot.
- edji (426)
- [2005-06-14 9:20]
Beautiful! Sharpness is great.
- cam (360)
- [2005-06-16 22:34]
What a portfolio you have.
Why do I choose the praying mantis?
Because this is an insect that fascinate me,surely not for its lovemaking,but for its architecture,and maybe its reputation.
This is also a very good photo,very enjoyable to look at and lots of details.
"A male mantis approaches a female, flapping his wings and swaying his abdomen. Leaping on her back, he begins to mate. And quite often, she tears off his head. The female mantis devours the head of the still-mating male and then moves on to the rest of his body. [...] If you put a pair together and come back later, you’ll just find the wings of the male and no other evidence he was ever there [...]" William Brown, Evolutionary biologist, SUNY.
So it's not just a NZ mantis falling prey to a SA mantis...
They are cannibals to start with...
Amazing PoV, and I esp. like that black centre on the eye! Tfs, Jay