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Blue-wing Mantis - Creobroter germmata

Blue-wing Mantis - Creobroter germmata
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Copyright: Trung Phung my (Pmytrung) (211)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E-510, Zuiko 35mm f/3.5 Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): A painter's dream [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-12-30 18:19
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 22
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Blue wing mantis - Creobroter germmata
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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2009-12-30 20:14]
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Hi Trung

A warm welcome to TrekNature. I hope you will enjoy your time here on the site and
hopefully we will still see many shots of this caliber.

This is one beautiful mantis. On the thumbnail I wasn't sure if someone was playing a
game as it looked like a smiley face on its wing. Unfortunately you do not show your
camera details and settings, but it definitively looks like you worked with a very wide
aperture to obtain such a DOF (depth of field) and show all those lovely sharp details
throughout most of the range of the insect. The BG (background) is well isolated and it
made the subject stand out nicely. The colour saturation is pleasing as it really flushed
out all those amazing colours in the wings. The only small nit is the leg that came in the
way of the face, but there are so much other positives about this shot so its no big deal.

To you and your loved ones I wish a wonderful, healthy, and a prosperous 2010.

Well done and TFS.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-12-30 21:58]

Welcome to TN. That's very interesting and marvelous image of mantis's threat display, I have not come across something like this. tfs.
ps: yes, comments will add value to the image.

Hi Trung
welcome to TN
incredible start with a beautifull animal. the wings are just amazing
sharpness bg and compo are good, we do not see the entire head but obviuosly, the wings are the main subject
tfs and Happy New Year

Ciao Trung, a great welcome on TN, amazing mantis with fantastic colors, I never see before, thanks, great macro with splendid details and excellent sharpness, very well done, Happy New Year 2010, ciao Silvio

Hi Trung,
now I know what I missed during my visit in your wonderful country in October ... this beauty - wow!
I love the pose and the glittering wings with the marvelous colours. Very well done, I like this shot very much.
And I love your country, so many interesting things to see, I will be back some day, I promiss!
I wish you a Happy New Year, greetings from Germany - and a warm welcome here at TN, enjoy the time
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hallo Thrung
Welcome to the Trek Nature site and I trust you will have a most enjoyable and educational journey, and most of all interacting by sharing and receiving amongst fellow members. You have started your journey on the site well, sharing this delightful and most colourful mantis. The colours and patterns on this mantis compliment each other so well, and the fine details of the insect are well seen and displayed. It is indeed a flattering creature. Wow the colours are really beautiful and without a doubt a painters dream. A striking and vibrant image to end 2009 and start 2010. Thanks for sharing. I wish you and your family the all of the best, which you so well deserve. May you have a wonderful photographic year in 2010. Best regards.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2009-12-31 1:17]

Hello Trung,
a spectacular insect and also a spectacular picture.
It's a pity only that the Mantis hides its face.
Best wishes, Peter

amazing pic for the newq year! greetings Ori

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2009-12-31 8:08]

Firstly congratulations and welcome dear Trung.
So good capture and very well taken.
Like our friend Loot, I'd like to see notes about your shot.
See you in TN,

A beautiful and startlingly colourful individual Trung, and such a good way to join TN my friend, welcome indeed!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-01-05 21:22]

Hello Phung My,
Wow, this is an amazing shot.
A very rare view of the inner wings of this mantis.
Brilliant colors and excellent details.
Thank you for sharing,
and a warm welcome to TN.

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