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mantis religiosa II

mantis religiosa II
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Copyright: laurent crouzier (marmottelolo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1769 W: 424 N: 2889] (14697)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 350D, Tamrom 90mm f2.8 DI
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): portfolio of a killer [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-29 10:02
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bonjour a tous.
encore ma mante religieuse,cette fois en entier posé sur une feuille de laurier rose,le BG bleu-gris est le mur de mon jardin qui n'etait pas tres eclairé puisque la nuit commencait a tomber.
je vous propose ce site que j'ai trouvé interressant.

hello has all.
still my mante religious, this time in entirety posed on a pink sheet of bay-tree, the BG blue-gray is the wall of my garden which was not very enlightened since the night commencait has to fall.
info .

mantis religiosa I .

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Hi Laurent,
Another beautiful capture of this praying mantis. But the previous one is my type. The blue bg here looks very beautiful. And moreover it looks like a baby in nymph stage because the wings are not fully developed. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-07-29 10:10]
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Hi Laurent,

This one is so different from your last one but equally as fantastic. The pose on the leaf is marvelous. Fine details on the entire insect. Colors are excellent and your wall makes a very good background.


ta mante religieuse est aussi parfaite que la précédente, parfaite réussite, bons détails, couleurs parfaites ressortant bien sur ce fond bleu.
bravo pour ton site que tu nous présentes.
salut lolo a+

Bonjour laurent,c'est vraiment un insect fascinant.Merci de nous en fairre profiter


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-07-29 10:25]
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Bonjour Laurent,
Nice to see a good shot of the whole Mantis. Nearly all in focus but with flash maybe you could have reduced the aperture size to get a better DOF, but it is a fine shot just the same.
A bientot, Ivan

Hello Laurent,
this is a great macro shot! Great POV, framing and sharpness too. Very nice bg and very nice colours. Thiis is a great composition. Thank you for posting.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-07-29 10:42]

Hi Laurent

A fantastic macro of this plain coloured brown-grey praying mantis. Excellent technical work you have done here. The tripod guaranteed a very stable shot and of course the f/11 aperture ensured that the DOF range contributed towards the amazing details. The colours are perfectly natural even considering the effects of the fill-in flash and that obviously also ensured magnificent lighting on the subject. The unicoloured BG (wall) compliments the image very well and the composition is out of the text books.

Very well done and TFS.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2007-07-29 10:47]

Bonjour Laurent,

Beautiful capture of this mantis.
Just love the way the insect does appear between the leaf and the perfectly matching soft color tones in the background.
Composition, lighting and sharpness are spot on and the details are wonderful.
Excellent work. It's a beauty my friend
Thanks for sharing.

Best regards,

Bonsoir Laurent,

This is a great and wonderful composition. Clear as the sky. Sharp and a great POV. But the DOF is a little bit out of focus. Very nice colours. And a very neutral BG. Framing is oké. A bientot et TFS Bob

very nice capture.... A little more DOF would have accentuated the image.... Nevertheless great Job.

Very nice mantis image Laurent.
Good POV,DOF, and composition.
I did a Work Shop to sharpen it to good benifit.
The wonderful detail is more evident sharpened by 2 clicks.

Hello Laurent.

Excellent image, very good details and colors.

Jose Luis.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-07-29 11:42]

Hi laurent. this one is even better than last nights. the pose is very good it looks like he is looking at you. the lines of the insect go with the line of the grass.good colours and detail. he stands out well against the blue back ground. well done TFS.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-07-29 13:56]

Hola Laurent,
excelente macro y bello pov,
buena captura,

Brilliant composition. The image verges on an outstanding work of art.
Well done, Laurent, and take care.

Belle photo de cette mante religieuse, avez vous vu son regard, heureusement qu' elle n' est pas a notre taille sinon on pourrait se cacher,brrrr j' en ais froid dans le dos rien que d' y penser. Votre photo la rend vivante sur écran, très belle réalisation. Amitiés Thomas

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-07-29 21:35]

Hi Laurent,
Wonderful shot of this Mantis in a superb pose, seems like a studio shot. Very neat and sharp image with spot-on focus and perfect lighting. The BG looks special and highlights the subjects well here. I like the amazingly shaped body. Excellent POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-07-29 23:20]

Bonjour Laurent
Très belle prise, belle posture du sujet, cadrage, netteté et exposition douce au flash. Bravo
Amicalement Robi

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-07-30 1:22]

Bonjour Laurent,
A chaque photo tu fais fort. Encore une superbe "prise". L'attitude de la mante, l'arrière-plan superbe (quelle belle couleur pour une façade, voilà qui réjouit l'oeil.
Bravo encore

Hi Laurent,
Nice shot of this mantis. Lovely pose and crisp clear image. Beautifully composed. TFS.

Laurent, merci pour le votre information. Gracias a gente como tú poco a poco voy aprendiendo... Tu foto_______simplemente maravillosa. Saludos

Bonsoir Laurent, jolie aussi cette photo, la mante relisieuse semble prendre la pose rien que pour vous, merci

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-07-30 10:32]

Hi Laurent.
Beautiful capture of this incredible insect.I like primarily your used superb POV and his perfect pose on grass.Very good details and light.Nice monochrome BG.Very well done.
TFS,with greeting Milos.

Salut Laurent
Excellent portrait de cet insecte. La pose est parfaite et l'arrière plan met en valeur les couleurs .

Merci et au revoir...JP

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-07-30 21:10]

Hello laurent

I always find these guys look like sinister characters from Sci-fi movies.The focus is excellent with wonderful sharpness.The POV and DOF are very good.The OOF BG is fantastic.The colours are superb.TFS


Excellent clarity of this pretty insect. Nice framing there too. Well presented.
Best wishes,

Bonjour Laurent,
Another Excellent capture from the first one!
best pov with perfect exposure and focus in sharpness,
vivid colour and details
well done indeed

hello laurent,
nice capture, sharp image with good details, fine pov, liked the composition too, the pose you got here is very good, nice bg,
tfs & regards

en plus on dirait qu'elle te regarde d'un oeil interessé, gaffes, elles dévore ses hommes, ;)
magnifique LAURENT comme d'habitude

Hola Laurent,
Bonita composición, donde nos muestras a la Mantis con buena definición, con una luz y fondo muy bonitos, saludos
José Ramón

Salut voisin ;-)
Tes photos sont franchement magnifiques, notamment celle-ci. Merci de les faire partager.

Hi Laurent, splendid mantid with excellent details, perfect focus, great sharpness and wonderful blurry BG,very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Laurent,
Interesting composition with the mantis full size!
Details are impeccable, and the pose of the insect is awesome...
Good point of view, effective framing!
Pablo -

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-08-03 12:53]

Hello Laurent,
I've missed your brilliant capture of a Praying Mantis. I love its pose here and it looks really good against the blue background. Very sharp details and an excellent composition.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Bonjour Laurent,
marvellously composed portrait of this cunning beauty.
I very much like the pose, the noble colours, the very clear, reduced composition.
With thanks, and best regards,

En effet, c'est un bon sujet qui propose des postures inespérées. Celle-ci est vraiment chouette. Et l'on a un max de détails qui seraient flous dans une autre position.

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