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Mantis eating

Mantis eating
Photo Information
Copyright: J Louis VENNE (Midi) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 24 N: 183] (2418)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-08-05 11:12
Viewed: 6566
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Cette mante religieuse est en train de manger une libellule. Vous ne pouvez pas vous imaginer à quelle vitesse elle dévore sa proie!
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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-08-05 11:24]

Wauw Jean louis,
This is the second time in a week that I see this, technical a good macro, the light is hard, but even that it is the moment from shooting the fantastic pov and the dof, what a capture, great job.
gr. jaap

This is avery good macro, J Louis.
Pity that it's a slighty bright parts in the face.
The details are very good and the POV also. Very good DOF and nice colours.
Very well done.

Awesome macro! Good DOF and POV, i agree with carper about the overexposed forehead, but the timing was great! Good work!

What a great capture! I agree that it would be nice if there wasn't an overexposure in the head of the mantis, but it doesn't take away from the photo! Great job!

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-08-05 15:07]

Very good capture. Even to the OE areas at the head of the mantis, it is a good image fill with information. One thing want to add; the prey is not a dragonfly but seems to be an ant lion or something similar considering the antenneas.
Good work.

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  • VeTTe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 162 W: 0 N: 0] (684)
  • [2005-08-05 18:31]

opps she is eating :)
good composition.

I like it! Great POV. Awsome Shot Period!

Lol, looks like a scene from a nightmare, but very well done. Maybe just a little over-sharpened, and the artifacts in the background are a little distracting. Maybe creating a seperate layer in photoshop, adding a slight guassian blur to the background, whilst retaining the crisp sharp foreground would help?

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2005-08-06 5:07]

you find a great subject and you approach to subject very close! lucky man. the shot is great. congratulations

Excellent macro!
Very sharp image, great colour and composition.

Amazing, alien critter, Jean Louis! The bit of dragonfly wing really brings home the fact that this insect is a carnivore!

  • Great 
  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-08-07 4:27]

Cette mante est très impressionnante grâce à votre point de vue. C'est vrai, elles se déplacent lentement mais pour la capture et le repas, elles sont rapides ! Compliments Jean-Louis.

Very interesting capture. Naki is right on the antlion idea. It's not a dragonfly. Nice POV and details.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-08-10 4:13]

Sorry Jean-Louis, I have no time to write a proper comment. I give to you the well deserved smily.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-10-01 12:29]

Bonjour Jean Louis, bravo pour l'angle de prise vue. La mise au point sur l'abdomen de la libellule et son aile, ainsi que sur la patte de la mante est bien vu. J'ai pu observer cet animal dévorer un frelon en quelques minutes !! Félicitations Didier.

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