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Copyright: Reina Heuven (reina) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70, Tamron 90mm macro
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-07 17:52
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Points: 22
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Captured in South Africa. Saw this creature a number of times here on trek and it was high on my list to capture. People in the B&B/lodge thought there was a mad women chasing around. But here the result hope some other fanatics can enjoy

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I love the way a mantis always looks slightly ticked off... they always make wonderful subjects!! good capture, here... it's a little soft and it would have been nice to see the whole mantis, but good colors and pose... thanks for sharing! -laurita

Hi Reina,
Very nice macro. Point of view, details, framing and light are good . Congratulations...
Ali Rıza

Hi Reina,
Nice macro. Good compo. Sharpness is fading out a bit. Nevertheless a good result.
Thx and regards, Ruud

Very nice macro. Very good the idea of the sky background!
Bye Tom

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-04-07 20:32]

Hi Reina
Welcome back. What you have here is the Praying mantis - Polyspilota aeruginosa.
Interesting composition with the low POV, the colours are quite natural, and the DOF is a little shallow (probably brought on by the fact that you chose to get real close and focused on the frontal body only where a full bodied shot would have been more forgiving at f/18). The exposure was well managed and it shows nice contrasts.
Well done and TFS.

Hi Reina,
Cool mantid shot, Luv the POV and sky for BG.
Sharp detail, nice color and a great POV.
Well done!

Hi Reina, very beautiful shot.
Congratulation :o)

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  • TPAKT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 97 W: 21 N: 20] (89)
  • [2006-04-09 7:22]

Privet Reina
Good diagonal. A beautiful macrophoto.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-04-09 23:05]

"Mad" woman got a good shot of the Praying Mantis. Good composition Reina, especially with teh sky behind him. It could be a bit sharper, but you managed the colours and pose very well, TFS

Hello Reina,
It's great to see you back, I'm sure you had a fantastic trip to SA.
Good detail, colours and sharpness. exposure and lighting are good. Good POV and composition.

Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the week my friend.

Hello Reina.

Excellent picture, very good details and colors.

Jose Luis.

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