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Copyright: Laurent GLANDON (lglandon) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 182 W: 27 N: 192] (1334)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon 180 EX Macro
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mantodea: Mantis [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-09-05 5:26
Viewed: 3826
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Praying Mantis

The Praying mantis is a carnivorous insect that takes up a deceptively humble posture when it is searching for food. At rest, the mantis' front forelegs are held together in a posture resembling prayer or deep thought. These front legs are equipped with rows of sharp spikes that the mantis uses to hold its prey.

PP : Crop/USM/Frame

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Laurent, a very fine macro shot. Excellent detail and good tones of colour. A great capture, very well done.

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-09-05 5:35]

HI Laurent,
Wow. Fantastic details.
Great work.
I am just glad these guys don't grow to big.

Hi laurent,
Beautiful macro with great details.
Colors and luminosity are excellent.
A very good portrait.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-09-05 7:17]

Wow ! Ce portrait n'est pas banal ! C'est génial grâce à la macro de pouvoir admirer des détails qu'on ne voit à l'oeil nu. Elle semble translucide... Chez nous les mantes sont vertes.
Compliments Laurent.

it look like ET.
very good close up macro, the composition is nice and the dof is great, a nice head, good job,
gr. jaap

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-09-05 13:03]

dobry pomys³ na fotke i dobre wykonanie.
fajne pastelowe kolory.

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-09-05 13:12]

Hello Laurent,
This is close.:) Very good details, colours and DoF. The subject is too much centered IMO. My eye needs some asymetrie like a diagonal line or placing the object closer to the sides. One point for the composition, three for the tecnicals. :)
Well done.

Bonjour Laurent,
Ce portrait est très impressionnant.
La netteté est impecable et on voit parfaitement les yeux et les mandibules de la mante.
Je n'aime pas le format paysage car à mon avis, le format portrait s'imposait, avec la tête plus en hauteur dans le cadre.
La lumière est très belle et les ombres très douces.
Félicitations !

What a wonderfully strange creature. I like the way you've centered it, even cutting off his .. ears? TFS

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