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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: Nikon D70S, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1, CF Sandisk III 2GB
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-31 13:28
Viewed: 3289
Points: 12
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This is an Ohio Praying Mantis doing what they like to do .. they clean themselfs all the time .. that's her own foot in her mouth ..after cleaning that leg she picked up the other hind leg and licket it clean too..

another note,, BLACK EYES .. If you see a photo og a praying mantis with black eyes .. you can be sure the picture was taken at night .. A few hours after the Sun goes down the mantis eyes trun black .. This gal was taken from a bush in my yard at midnight .. I took her in shot a few pictures and let her free..

also note you can see the twin SB600 flash units in her eyes too !!!

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I love these creatures. You've done an excellent job framing this. The details are clear and I get a sense of his jaws. The overall composition is terrific.

Beautifully captured. I recently tried to take some macros of a mantis but none are nearly so nice as yours.

Great work!

Wonderful close-up!!!
What big eyes this creature has. :)
Great composition - wonderful lighting and good rich color.

Hello Scott a fine close macro with good pov, dof works well tfs rgds Necip.

Amazing and WOW! Great close up pic! lots of sharp details and beautiful capture. TFS

Great picture of a fascinating creature. Congratulations!

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