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Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis
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Copyright: Christian POURRE (TAZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-10-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon IXUS 400, Canon 36-108mm équiv
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
Theme(s): Mantodea: Mantis [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-07-28 12:48
Viewed: 3434
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
I recovered this Praying Mantis in bad condition in my garden. I drove out flies and spiders to nourish it. At the end of a few days, I returned freedom to it and makes some macros.
What was easy, because it returned towards me as soon as the hand tended to him, I was very happy.

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  • Great 
  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2004-07-28 12:58]

I love it Christian,
Great macro, and sharp with good colours and a great composition. Very god job you did

  • Great 
  • Esox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
  • [2004-07-28 13:10]

Une excellente composition.
La netteté est excellente et les couleurs agréables.
Très bien exécuté.

P.S.: Une bien jolie histoire ;-).

Thanks for looking after him, that is GOOD! I like the picture too, but unfortunately, the focus is not on the eyes, but on the lower abdomen. Always focus on the eyes, and shoot f8 or more, if you camera has the ability, in these circumstances.

  • Great 
  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-07-28 17:24]

Good note and I'm glad you saved him. Good compositiona and colours.

Great capture of this predator Chritian. Perfect composition and great colours and dof. Well done.

  • Great 
  • Ninfa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 112 W: 3 N: 204] (747)
  • [2004-07-31 2:03]

Hola Christian: She shines very beautiful and healthy, your you took care of it and you fed very well. The composition is beautiful, 100 natural%, I like the detail of the ant behind the leaf, with its small white stain, her to catch the attention a little, among this whole greenery of the composition. Your to capture the detail of the body of the mantis very well. Congratulations. Saludos Cordiales. Feliz fin de semana. *Ninfa Urania*

Les mantes religieuses sont plus rares chez nous, mais je les trouve fascinantes. Votre histoire est très sympa, et dans sa position d'attente, elle semble vous regarder amicalement. Une très belle photo, bien détaillée, qui montre bien la grâce de cet intéressant insecte.

C'est une belle histoire d'amour..mais il se faut se méfier de cette femelle qui dévore son amant!
Composition et couleurs tout à fait réussies.
Bravo Christian..
PS quel tendre regard!

  • Good 
  • sound Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 15] (174)
  • [2005-03-22 7:26]

Nice picture of this interesting creature. You have nice composition of it. A bit more blur background would be better.

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