- Patleboss (5950)
- [2007-12-04 11:47]
Bonjour Radomir, quel étrange et fascinant insect,
le focus est parfait avec de très beaux détails, très belle pose et excellente composition,
bravo et merci,
- aleuck (142)
- [2007-12-04 12:07]
Excelente macro,com belas cores e excelente definição.Parabéns!!
Nice to see a photo of yours again!
Great capture of this small species of mantid, shown very sharply against a fine BG that is OOF enough to set off the mantid but not to blurred to exclude aview of the habitat. Excellent composition on the rock.
Well done and thanks,
- red45 (31094)
- [2007-12-04 13:53]
Uuuuuu, coz za nieprzyjemna gadzina :-) Ostatnio troche czytalem o zwyczajach godowych modliszek i wlos sie jezy :-) Zdjecie super - glowna bohaterka w swojej popisowej pozie, bardzo ladna panorama w tle, a do tego sporo porostow na kamieniu. Podoba mi sie, pomimo ze to modliszka :-)
- marcellr (3514)
- [2007-12-04 13:54]
uno splendido primo piano di questa Ameles decolor.
Ho fotografato in Sicilia l'Ameles spallanzania maschio e femmina.
Nelle prossime settimane spero di inserire queste foto, per confronto con la tua specie.
- Humanist (541)
- [2007-12-04 14:48]
Great macro! The insect certainly looks very intimidating from your low POV! Good idea.
- Juyona (16891)
- [2007-12-04 14:51]
detalles pov y original dof...
buena compo. y color,
- lousat (65489)
- [2007-12-04 15:16]
welcome back on TN ...and thanks for this fantastic pic.maybe one day i meet too a mantide !!! have a nice day,Luciano
- JoseMiguel (5658)
- [2007-12-04 16:46]
Very impressive capture of this mantis.
I like very much your POV and the nice pose caught.
It's dark colour helps to stand out it from the background and surroundings.
It's so good to read your notes, so precise, about this insects and the mention about its behavior.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,
- Mana (18598)
- [2007-12-05 0:33]
Just acknowledging this wonderful shot from you. Sorry, absolutely tied up with an urgent assignment hence forced to do a short-work.
- mariki (9477)
- [2007-12-05 1:12]
Beautiful sharp picture of this mantis. Very nice composition. Very nice natural colours also.
- joey (24909)
- [2007-12-05 1:28]
impressive image of this amazing insect.
+++ The DOF is fabulous and blurs the BG just the right amount so that we can still see the Mantis's habitat.
The sharpness and detail is impeccable.
Very good composition and an effective low-down POV.
I like the grey tones.
--- Nothing :)
- cataclysta (5666)
- [2007-12-05 2:10]
A to jest dopiero wredna bestia. Podoba mi sie trojwymiarowy efekt stworzony przez tlo Fajna kompozycja i ciekawy punkt widzenia - naprawde wyglada groznie.
- nainnain (6259)
- [2007-12-05 3:09]
je croyai que les mantes religieuses etaient toujours vertes et bien je vois que non.
toutefois félicitations pour cette excellente macro, parfaite netteté et bon BG, bravo et merci a toi du partage
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2007-12-05 3:58]
This formidable looking Mantis is larger than life in your remarkable macro of the insect.
Excellent sharpness and details. The coloration suggests the insect camouflages itself well in the surroundings.
TFS and also big thank you for looking at my 500th post and writing your kind words on it.
- XOTAELE (8)
- [2007-12-05 4:36]
Muy buena captura. Los colores estan bien saturados y la luz acertada y muy bien ajustado el encuadre.
- medio (181)
- [2007-12-05 5:32]
Bonita toma y bonitos tonos, el encuadre y el enfoque son muy buenos , que santa paciencia para encontrar y fotografiar estos insectos!!!!
- uleko (10940)
- [2007-12-05 5:59]
Very fine capture of this Mantis well camouflaged against the lichens on the rock. Excellent sharp details and a fine soft background. Interesting to read your note too!
Many thanks and cheers, Ulla
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2007-12-05 6:28]
Hi Radomir, splendid but lethal lady with great details, superb praying pose, very well done, ciao Silvio
You do not post often but when you do it is a worthy image Radomir. This one looks like some sort of desert fighting vehicle! Desert camouflage. Quite the sight. I'll bet some mercenary magazine could use it:-) Whatever it's use, it is sharp and well detailed in notes. A fine addition..
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2007-12-05 7:54]
A beautiful capture of this praying mantis nymph. Very nice colors with excellent details and composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- horia (16656)
- [2007-12-06 4:24]
Nice to see you back my friend :) I was wonderring what you were doing... I hope everything is well with you :)
Great to see this terrific macro from you. It's a species i don't remember seeing, not even in photos, and one explained well by you in your note.
It definitely looks smaller than the one i'm used to, but i can appreciate it's outstanding camouflage. It's absolutely remarkable!
The details of your capture are also great and the DOF is well chosen.
Bravo and TFS
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2007-12-06 9:43]
What a superb scene, framing and DOF. Close-up landscape – it is fantastic. Terrific reproduction of the mantis in its classic pose and wonderfully detailed charming landscape. Bravo and my greetings.
- izler (44)
- [2007-12-07 13:08]
good capturing of this mantis that was giving nice pose to you
i like composition, point of view, colours, sharpness and details
thanks for sharing
- JORAPAVI (4643)
- [2007-12-08 0:59]
Fantástica y curiosa especie que nunca tuve oportunidad de ver, gran definición con mucho detalle, la composición es muy bonita, interesante nota, saludos
- Maite (5199)
- [2007-12-08 1:13]
WOW!! What a terrible eye-contact! It's almost intimidating. How strange and curious this Mantis, with those brown colors even in the eye. Magnificent focus with great sharpness and splendid details upon a perfectly blurred bg. Excellent POV and composition, dear friend.
- undoredo (2740)
- [2007-12-12 5:33]
You present here very interesting looking of this Ameles decolor. It's very impressive to me. This fella has very big eyes and interesting colours on body comparing with other Family Mantidae.
I can see very nice details and excellent composition here, with nice POV.
Well presented with your informative note as well.
TFS and best wishes,
- peter_stoeckl (11530)
- [2007-12-16 3:25]
an exciting document of a dangerously well camouflaged female mantis species new to me. Interesting story - I also thought of seeing a wingless larva. With females unable to fly and highways cutting a grid of barriers into that species's habitat it will have little chance to spread in the future.
What I like so much in this image is the way you show the animal imbedded in landscape.
Thank you! My best regards,
- anel (40574)
- [2007-12-17 7:18]
I just see that I missed some of your shots. This "femme fatale" is just marvellous and her pose explains well your title. These mantis are really amazing creatures, very fascinating indeed.
Thanks for all your interesting contributions
- meyerd (7531)
- [2007-12-19 2:11]
I did not comment on your Mantid yet. It is another of your entomological gems. As well the species, the quality of the picture and the note are truly exceptional. Thanks for that and for your continued contribution to high quality in TN.
My best regards
- vmukherjee (1472)
- [2008-09-18 19:03]
Nice shot. The mantis in the foreground with the landscape in the bg looks great. Sharply focussed too. Thanks for sharing.
- DarioM (174)
- [2009-05-31 13:43]
very good capture and a good title ;) i have one species of mantid in my album, can you see of course if you want!
Best wishes, Dario
- quangvinh_tc (58)
- [2009-12-22 8:04]
Very wonderful and strange.