- PeakXV (3135)
- [2011-10-14 14:01]
Fascinating, animated image of this mantis in action. The colors are of the purest form & the light is magically right. Perfect focus on all appendages & a highly blurred & contrasting bokeh. Fine work!!
- maurydv (36428)
- [2011-10-14 14:38]
what a fantastic spectacular macro shot, outstanding sharpness, marvellous colours, excellent visual impact
Have a good weekend
- buscape (7615)
- [2011-10-14 16:40]
wow, fantastic capture of this creature with an awesome pose and very good sharpness. I also like the beautiful colours and the nicely blurred background.
- Wolfpower (1075)
- [2011-10-14 17:48]
Looks like a transformers character.Amazing shot ,but I have become use to that from you.Wonderful clarity and tack sharp focus.You have such an interesting portfolio of unique creatures and characters.
- yiannis (5400)
- [2011-10-14 21:18]
- chrimakris (26007)
- [2011-10-14 21:22]
Amazing Paul!! simply AMAZING!!!!
- kapildk (3197)
- [2011-10-14 21:37]
Fantastic picture of this mantis in a nice pose with excellent clarity & sharpness.
The colors are splendid & a lovely composition too. Well done & TFS.
Keep posting such beautiful pictures.
- BREARD (2141)
- [2011-10-14 22:50]
Magnifique photo de Mante Religieuse. De grands détails, une bonne netteté et une excellente composition.
- siggi (52850)
- [2011-10-14 23:34]
Fantastic macro. Excellent composition with very good sharpness and very good details. Excellent POV and very nice colours. Very good job. Best regards Siggi
- luciola (4193)
- [2011-10-14 23:39]
Perfect macro. Very interesting moment, excellent sharpness, colors.
- fragman (43778)
- [2011-10-14 23:46]
fantastic pose and perfect capture, TFS Ori
- SelenE (13972)
- [2011-10-15 1:43]
Simply beautiful.... Amazing clarity, pose, exposure control and POV. Great shot Paul, TFS
- mwmod99 (14196)
- [2011-10-15 2:28]
Spectacular mantis, pose and execution Paul! Bravo!
- Belgerdy (7664)
- [2011-10-15 2:35]
Brilliant shot again, it seems you specialise in these, good focus and composition
- tuslaw (19883)
- [2011-10-15 5:00]
Once again you come up with another unique image that has a style all your own. Truly an outstanding top quality photo by any means. All aspects of photography are perfectly displayed.
With hands raised he reminds me of a symphony conductor ready for a smashing performance. Awesome work!!
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2011-10-15 5:11]
Ciao Paul, superb macro of fantastic mantis in great pose, fine details, splendid light, excellent sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
- euroblinkie (64279)
- [2011-10-15 11:58]
this is very good ,the pose and light with a nice BG
allways nice to see a mantis special this specie
thanks greeting lou
- extramundi (13178)
- [2011-10-15 13:20]
Hello Paul, how are you, hope well.
What a pleasure to return to the site and fing this capture of yours.
As always striking and so elegamt. A dream capture. Really "extramundi", I need it in my FAVs.
Cristina will love this one too, I will shot it to her.
Best regards, Felipe.
- iti (7939)
- [2011-10-15 13:29]
Excellent macro work.Nice colours good composition and sharpness details.
Good pose for this mantis.
- lousat (65489)
- [2011-10-15 15:03]
Spectacular capture of this manthis,what a magic light,what a position and what a super sharpness and colors,this is the pic of the day,no doubt!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano.
- Tina (1427)
- [2011-10-16 0:51]
My ''critique '' - outstanding !
- soccer (2557)
- [2011-12-19 23:50]
A great macro image!
I love the sharpness and detail of the subject. The lighting and colour with OOF BG is excellent.
- Ingrid1 (0)
- [2013-08-05 11:08]
This photo is stunning in every aspect! The wonderfully camouflaged Mantis ( I added your Photo to my theme "Camouflage") is not only a pleasure to view ( I added your work to my favorites) but from the photographic technique point of view simply perfect!
Actually I think, when it comes to camouflage, no other species has anywhere as wonderfully evolved as the Mantis. I watched them for hours on the farm including the decapitation of the males during mating or at the end ?!? :-)
Thanks for sharing
Greetings from South Africa