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Mantis religiosa

Mantis religiosa
Photo Information
Copyright: Mircea Costina (mirceax) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 229 W: 49 N: 1356] (6261)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro
Exposure: f/11, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-14 15:32
Viewed: 2978
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The European mantis (Mantis religiosa) is one of the most common species of the order Mantodea. Originating in southern Europe, the European mantis was introduced to North America in 1899 on a shipment of nursery plants. Now they are found all over north-eastern America (east of the Mississippi River) to the Pacific North West. The European mantis is usually 2-3 inches in length, and has shades of bright green to tan. It can be distinguished easily by a black-ringed spot beneath the fore coxae.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-01-14 15:39]

Maravillosa nitidez y compo, buen trabajo y encuadre... precioso bg. iluminación genial, saludos Mircea

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-01-14 15:56]

Hello Mircea,
an artistic posure of the Mantis and an artistic picture taken by you. The 'simplicity' of the composition is superb and just right to present the insect.
Best wishes, Peter

Trčs belle image, avec une jolie composition en diagonale et un trčs bon rendu des couleurs et des détails anatomiques.


Wow! A lovely capture with beautiful colors and clean background. Excellent DOF and POV. Great details. TFS!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-01-15 1:46]

Hello Mircea,
This is a fine portrait of the European Mantis with all the attributes of a fine shot.
Did you use a piece of coloured paper to achiev such a fine neutral BG?
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-01-15 3:45]

Salut Mircea

Ince o poza excelenta de la tine cu acesta calugarita frumoasa si mare.
Detaliile sunt excelente si culorile sunt foarte frumoase, iar prezentarea si compozitia imaginii aici e foarte misto.
Imi place foarte mule, de asemenea, si BG pe care ai reusit sa-l "incetosezi" de tot, facandu-l uni.
Excelenta treaba.

Bravo si TFS

Good composition
Good sharpness
Very artistic


Hi, Mircea.
Great macro. Very good exposure, DOF and sharpness. Nice color and backgound. Well composed. Like also POV and pose.

Bonsoir Mircea
Voici une autre image exceptionnelle j'aime votre présentation ainsi que la note qui l'accompagne. Photographie riche en couleurs et en netteté, merci du partage et a bientôt....JP
Les sourires demain

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-01-17 16:02]

Hello Mircea,
your close up looks fabulous. The wonderful neutral BG shows of the details if this praying mantis so well. Very nice diagonal composition, the POV and sharpness are superp.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-17 17:08]

Bella, clara y aguda macro Mircea con una gran combinación entre el punto de vista captado y el encuadre elegido.
Me gusta el contraste de los intensos colores del insecto y su percha con el muy bien logrado fondo difuso.
La correcta iluminación colabora con la belleza de la composición.
Muy buen trabajo... gracias por compartirlo.
Un cordial saludo desde Buenos Aires... Ricardo

Beautiful, clear and razor sharp macro Mircea with a great combination between the captured point of view and the elected framing.
I like the contrast of the intense colors of the insect and their hanger with the very well achieved diffuse bottom.
The correct illumination collaborates with the beauty of the composition.
Very good job... thank you for sharing.
A cordial greeting from Buenos Aires... Ricardo

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  • yllen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 230 W: 0 N: 16] (641)
  • [2007-01-17 21:28]

Hola Mircea:
Coincido con RAP en su comentario. Es un excelente trabajo y una gran composiciňn.
ˇCongratulaciones! Saludos de

Very beautiful shot I especially like the wide aperature that really brings the subject out on trhe warm background. :)

Hi Mircea,
Beautiful closeup capture of this mantis.
Very nice point of view,colors and background.
Great job

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