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Mantis Sp.

Mantis Sp.
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Copyright: nagaraj vn (nagraj) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-03-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Micro-Nikkor 105mm f.4
Exposure: f/11, 1/2 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-03-17 7:32
Viewed: 1877
Points: 40
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A Mantis sp.
It hot and dry here in Bangalore...almost dry and hard to find insects either in Lalbagh or in my backyard..Today morning found this mantis, looks like a nymph on the tree trunk and captured the nature of camouflage. The art of camouflage in nature is amazing as the species adopt different approach according to the environment to fool its prey and predator. Incredible art of nature.

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Hello Nagraj

WOW ! what a great camouflage of this insect,
and if you would shoot the photo with this
insect smaller in the photo you would put
the human eye in a hard exercise to find it
in the tree bark, TFS


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-03-17 8:36]

Hello Nagraj,
Wonderful formed and camouflaged Mantis in beautiful natural colours and great sharpness.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-03-17 8:47]

Hello Nagaraj,
Interesting species of Mantid, obviously coloured and marked for camouflage. But well seen against the bark with fine sharpness and natural colours.
Thanks and have a good week,

hallo Nagaraj
super good sharpness picture with good details and lovely naturel colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Mr.Nagraj,
Watching thumbnail first I thought it is a sculpture of goddess Saraswati on the bark of wood.After clicking I came to know it is a exceptional specie of Mantis.Beautiful Camouflage here.Nice natural colour in natural habitat.Well captured.
Thanks for sharing such beautiful specie,
Kind regards and respect,

Hello Sir,
what an amazing creature and adaptivity!
beautiful camouflaged mantis.
great sharpness and very perfect colour.
with regards,

Ciao Nagaraj, great camouflage for this fantastic spider, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello sir...
this pic shows the beautiful camouflage of a spider ....It's not so easy to see these kind of spider ...
pic has fine sharpness...tfs

Hello Nagraj,
Nice capture with great details and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,
Best regards,

Hi Nagaraj,
looks like a cameleon. Amazing colours. Perfect point of view.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2013-03-17 11:59]

Most interesting example of natural camouflage. Excellent capture!



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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-03-17 12:27]

Hi Nagaraj,absolutely great this choice of point of view to see so well the camouflage of this brown manthis,very original capture and great details and exposure,a rare specie,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hi Nagaraj. The camouflage is an incredible art of nature as you say. I could overlook this easily. I love the colour of it and the patterns. I also like the way it looks like light is reflecting on it. A very cool effect. Wonderful to see this. TFS Trevor

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-03-17 18:57]

Hello Nagaraj,
What a wonderful shot showing the unique camouflaged ability of this tiny mantis. It's amazing that you even spotted it in the first place as it blends in perfectly with the bark. Excellent photo!!

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2013-03-17 22:46]

very difficult to identify the species because of its brilliant camouflaging behavior. nicely presented.

Amazing camouflage Nagaraj! Beautiful and interesting photo with very good composition and impressive sharpness.

Hello Nagraj.
This is indeed a unique mantis that I have not seen before. Excellent camouflage and well spotted with good details.
Thanks and kind regards.

Ciao Nagaraj. An interesting example of camouflage. Very good quality.


Hello Nagraj,
A great image with excellent colors. But I feel a bit of contrast may have highlighted the subject better.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-03-23 22:29]

Hello Nagaraj
another splendid capture again and its a camouflaging nature too.
Very hard to see and the contrast is well observed.
Excellent details of everything.


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