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- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2006-06-20 7:50]
What an amazing mantis, its camouflage is superb.
Focus is great and superb contrast against the redy-brown background.
Brilliant sharpness and detail.
- pvs (14464)
- [2006-06-20 7:52]
The title says it all,well shot macro of this ugly bug,sharp and detailed picture,I like the low POV,well done and TFS
- red45 (31094)
- [2006-06-20 7:56]
What a fantastic, alien creature! Weird body, colours, camouflage. Evil eyes. Very aggresive pose :-) Sorry, I don't like mantises :-) This photo is fantastic! Orange BG works very good here. Superb work.
- horia (16656)
- [2006-06-20 8:28]
Brilliant work, Oz. Truely a magnificent species. I love the colors most of all, but also the contrast and sharpness
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2006-06-20 8:46]
I welcome continuation of a brilliant series of pictures. Amazing combination of classical pair colours: red and green. Exclusive sharpness, transparency and cleanness of a picture, DOF and composition. Bravo.
- Christopher_PL (2685)
- [2006-06-20 8:48]
As always - perfect shot. Very good colours and sharpness.
- jmp (8413)
- [2006-06-20 8:59]
A wonderful creature that shows that Nature is limitless playing with shapes!! A beautiful animal and a technically perfect shot!
TSF, José M.
- hekcik (1827)
- [2006-06-20 9:05]
Excellent quality, sharp, details and colors.
Very well done!
- sle2006 (603)
- [2006-06-20 9:40]
The Background really brings out this lovely image of the mantis. The shot is very sharp and well exposed.
A great, great shot. Beautiful POV and colours. Added to my favs !
- JeanMichel (2864)
- [2006-06-20 10:15]
Very impressive shot, kind of rare one here. BG color fits very well with the subject. To me, flash is a bit disturbing as it flattens the subject. Was it really necessary with the available light you had? Nevertheless strange creature well worth a big smiley!
- elefantino (14406)
- [2006-06-20 10:55]
Hi Oz, nice macro with great details.
And I love the red BG.
- bugcowboy (72)
- [2006-06-20 11:17]
Unbelievable, I have not seen anything like it here. We have Leaf Insects which are similar but I am unaware of any Mantids of that Genus here.
Thank you for sharing.
- ramthakur (55871)
- [2006-06-20 11:26]
A perfect example of camouflage, Oz.
Very well taken picture of this cunning creature with great POV, DOF, colours and clarity.
- recepyuksel (1899)
- [2006-06-20 11:39]
congrats u for this superbe bg.
- thor68 (5674)
- [2006-06-20 12:08]
wow, just: wow! :-)
amazing shot of an amazing mantis, oz! :-)
never seen such a cool and colored one,
perfect sharpness and terrific pose,
nice strong colors and a wonderful blurred bg.
well done & take care, thor.
- anavazao (3829)
- [2006-06-20 12:22]
You are so good at these macro shots!
Great details, and sharpness, lovely colors!
- batu (16383)
- [2006-06-20 12:59]
extraordinary picture ... artistic (not only the balancing Mantis). Light, colours and sharpness are perfect.
Go on ... this way!
Best wishes, Peter.
- mario-roberto (2627)
- [2006-06-20 15:46]
what amazing insect.
vote 10+++ for sobject and tecnical shot
- wishnugaruda (19361)
- [2006-06-20 16:17]
I never thought there could be an animal on our earth looking like that!!!
O my god - ugly, beautiful, interesting - what will be the right words for this one?
It's phantastic, I like to look at it, will never forget this shot, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- jossim (12636)
- [2006-06-20 20:22]
Félicitations pour la netteté l'éclairage et la beautée de l'insecte.
Merci pour l'envoie.
- manyee (23770)
- [2006-06-21 1:01]
That is a most amazing-looking creature, Oz.
Great capture of this young nymph with sharp details and excellent POV.
What a tangled-up pose. It takes me a while to sort his legs out.
That is truly one of the best features of TN... that we get to see some of the most incredible forms of nature throughout the world, thanks to members like you.
TFS. : )
- phlr (2821)
- [2006-06-21 6:16]
The more we see the better we like it!
What a stunning shot Oz!
Looks like a soldier with his camouflage!
This is what I call an image that worth more then thousand words!
Keep on going and TFS!
- OzBY (1355)
- [2006-06-22 12:43]
and again, great picture of this mantis. Very sharp picture with great DOF, POV and BG
- LCannon (3107)
- [2006-06-26 9:18]
Wow what a clear, sharp and well focused Mantis. The redish background is wonderful in highlighting his interesting features, well done.
- goutham_ramesh (12237)
- [2006-06-27 6:46]
HO Ho HO, what a beautiful insect this is , great capture , the sharpness and BG are excellent, superb macro
- eruyanik (5046)
- [2006-07-09 8:17]
Superb! Both photo and the species you captured! Congratulations!
- TAZ (10926)
- [2006-07-16 3:38]
Wooooooooooow ! This mantis is incredible ! And your shot is amazing !!! Beauty and quality here.
Bravo Oz and thanks for sharing.
- julian (605)
- [2006-07-29 11:39]
Amazing attention to detail. Did you use the camera's built in flash or an add on? I like the contrasting colours of the subject and the background and also the attitude.
- RAP (7405)
- [2006-07-31 16:04]
Impresionante macro de este maravilloso e increíble Mantis Oz.
Perfecto DOF y POV con un fondo limpio que permite disfrutar de los detalles del "monstruo".
Adicionada a mis Favoritos.
Impressive macro of this wonderful and incredible Mantis Oz.
Perfect DOF and POV with a clean backdrop that allows to enjoy the details of the "monster".
Added to my Favorites.
- Servane (1138)
- [2007-09-10 4:28]
Fantastic macro! this mantis is amazing and you did a very nice shot of it.
Thank you for sharing!
- jonathan_hart (1260)
- [2007-11-26 9:54]
amazing pose captured
never seen that kind of mantis
good composition, interesting BG
- shaharbv (133)
- [2007-11-28 6:24]
Excellent macro. The details are very good, the color of the background is beautiful. Detecting such a creature seems to be quite hard due to it's color.