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Mantis unknown...

Mantis  unknown...
Photo Information
Copyright: Mariana Scubli (marianas) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 377 W: 55 N: 1208] (6739)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 60, Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC MACRO
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-22 8:09
Viewed: 4208
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a Mantis, but I don't know exactly what species.
Thanks for help.
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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-02-22 8:27]

O poza reusita despre calugarita, insecta mea favorita. Reusita si compozitia. Face parte de specia Empusa, nu stiu exact care, probabil Empusa pennata

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-02-22 8:40]

Hello Mariana,
Beautiful photo of this Mantis. Sorry I can't help you with the ID. Splendid colours and excellent sharp details. Good OOF BG and composition.

Dear mother,
A very good picture with good details and colors.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-02-22 9:36]

O fotografie minunata despre aceasta specie de calugarita, felicitari!

Good evening Mariana,
Excellent shot of this Mantis, in a typical posture, taken with a good light and fine details. I agree with Zetu: it must be an Empusa. Cheers,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-02-22 9:56]

Hello Mariana,
What a great capture of this fantastic Mantis, an insect that I've never seen in real life! Beautiful light and colours and fantastic focu on the whole insect which stands out so well against the plain background. Well done!!
TFS and cheers, Ulla

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  • alin-m Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 472 W: 1 N: 126] (1773)
  • [2010-02-22 10:14]

Buna Mariana.
Interesant "bat" cu viata in el.
Buna captura cu un subiect interesant.
O seara buna.Alin.

Woooow, Mariana, you can be so happy that you saw this amazing mantis. So crazy body and the pose is fascinating. I realy understand that some people call it alien-insect.
Thanks, I love it
Sabine - wishnugaruda

hello Mariana
great picture with good pose and great sharpness
beautiful colours and good light
you can see the Mantis very good
greeting lou

Ciao Mariana, great capture of fantastic creature, I never see before, wonderful sharpness and great details, beautiful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-02-22 14:06]

Buna seara Mariana,
ce aratanie !!!! Bine ca nu s-a spart lentila de la obiectiv la asemenea creatura. Asta era pentru filmul ala Avatar, parerea mea. Vorba lui Razvan, arata ca o calugarita.
Oricum ar fi si ce ar fi ca si compozitie este una exceptionala. Detalii clare si foarte bune.
O seara linistita,

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-02-22 14:09]

Hi Mariana,
At same time(end of November)i caught this mantis in Istanbul too,but i dont know the correct ID.I liked colors,POV and composition of this
image a lot.Have a nice week!
Thanks forposting..

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-02-22 15:51]

Hi Mariana,

This is amazing - unlike any Mantis I have ever seen! I love the position on the bush. The details are super sharp and the colors are deep and rich. Wonderful background and composition.


hello Mariana

excellent macro photo of this Mantis with fine POV, superb focus
sharpness and details, beautiful warmer luminosity, TFS


Hello Mariana,
What a strange creature! Here in Venezuela we have some similar (http://es.treknature.com/viewphotos.php?l=3&p=217314) But really I have no idea of the ID.
Undoubtedly, this mantis was captured with a great POV and a highly pleasing to the eye. Just like you we have come! good job! TFS, regards,

hello Mariana,
very beautiful scene, with nice focus and great colors output, light and sharpness on top!
"keep photographing!" TFS

Ciao Mariana. A fascinating capture for a misterious insect hitten by the light. The best space's management. Little masterpiece!


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-02-23 7:03]

Hello Mariana,
A superb macro of this Empusa species of Mantis. The lateral POV is excellent and shows her features with fine sharpness and colours. Thanks and kind regards,

Hi Mariana,

A superb macro capture of a mantid in every way. This is absolutely a nymphal stage of Emphusa pennata identified by tall crest on the head.
TFS and have a nice night MF!


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-02-25 4:54]

Hello Mariana,
I'm a little bit late, but this picture looks very interesting to me. Special and pleasing composition which shows the Mantis nymph very well on a light background and in the lovely red flower surrounding. Very well seen.
Kind regards

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