- pvs (14464)
- [2006-07-28 6:41]
Great macroshot with good colrs,details,POV and BG,very well composed,TFS,
- Xplorator (7719)
- [2006-07-28 6:45]
this is quaiet a gnarly specie of Mantis, Im a big fab of them! Extremelly sharp and crisp image with extraordinare details! I like it! Very interesting pattern around the eyes!
- horia (16656)
- [2006-07-28 6:46]
Very ice macro, Leo!
Lovely colors, escellent sharpness and a very good POV.
Also nice BG and lighting.
Bravo and TFS
- Alex_Strugariu (649)
- [2006-07-28 6:58]
Very nice photo.
Finaly, an insect of my taste :)
Great collors, sharpness and POV.
Actualy, I can`t find anything wrong with it.
- SkyF (8073)
- [2006-07-28 7:03]
I think those insects are amazing and love seeing pictures of them.
This looks great, what a wonderful details and sharp close up. Very well composed, very nice colors and the lines are beautiful.
- odin (1169)
- [2006-07-28 7:40]
What a nice macro Leo, this picture is very clear and sharp. And the colors are pecfects. Well done
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2006-07-28 8:06]
I have seen the details of this insect's body parts so sharp and clear for the first time on this site, Leo.
You have done a great job here. EXcellent POV and colours too against a nice BG.
- elefantino (14406)
- [2006-07-28 12:13]
Hello Leo, amazing shot!!
Great colors, details and light.
- fyapici (7499)
- [2006-07-28 16:48]
First all, thank you very much for your note. I can say only a word about this shot: Superb. Congratulations!
a superb shot, I don't have much to add after what have been said
however, it is not a praying mantis !!!!!!! it does not even belong to the order Mantodea and orthopteroid insects in general, it's a member of the order Neuroptera, precisely of the family Mantispidae
you can see similar species at
- chouette (0)
- [2006-07-28 21:26]
Wonderful capture Leo! So much details! Excellent composition. Everything is perfect. Thanks for sharing!
- Briones (0)
- [2006-07-29 7:39]
Me gusta mucho tu galería. Tienes una fotos muy buenas, incluyendo esta que es muy bonita. Es normal, eres un Briones. Enhorabuena y saludos,
- reynocum (471)
- [2006-08-01 19:49]
So detailed and sharp. Excellent color and DOF.
- Nephrotome2 (2538)
- [2006-09-20 3:36]
I would suggest that you update your note as this is a mantisfly. Mantisflies are not related to mantis and are not even from the mantidae family. Please update. This mistake was already pointed out by Artur two months ago.
I posted a mantisfly today. If you read my notes, you'll see that their life is totally different than life of mantis, as the larva has no legs and is a parasite of spiders' eggs.
Anyway, your pic is beautiful.
- cicindela (9226)
- [2007-02-01 5:34]
What a great shot! Neuroptera are really very beautiful and you showed it good.
I like the composition and the contrast between the insect and the BG. DOF is very good, every detail can be seen (I especially like the eye!) :>
Best greetings from Lodz,
- cedryk (5270)
- [2007-03-20 18:07]
Excellent details and light. Nice saturated colours.
Congrats and TFS!
- Heyshamite (2193)
- [2007-03-27 12:56]
I call it brilliant.
Very well done.
- fragman (43778)
- [2009-04-05 9:25]
great sharp close up, TFS Ori