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Empusa pennata

Empusa pennata
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Copyright: Luis alberto (semprempe) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 34 W: 4 N: 140] (974)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 550D, 18-55 Canon EFS, +CLOSE-UP +4
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-07 12:55
Viewed: 4517
Points: 16
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Empusa pennata
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Empusa pennata

Immature Empusa pennata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Mantodea
Family: Empusidae
Genus: Empusa
Species: E. pennata
Binomial name
Empusa pennata
(Thunberg, 1815)

Empusa pennata, common names conehead mantis in English and mantis palo in Spanish, is a species of praying mantis in genus Empusa. It can be found in Spain and parts of Portugal, France and Central and Southern Italy.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6573 W: 89 N: 15657] (65479)
  • [2012-03-07 12:58]

Woow Luis,this is a great capture! What a eyes to see this manthis in perfect camouflage and what a excellent capture whit very good sharpness,perfect light balance and colors.A nice tribute of this very rare guest of TN.Have a good night and thanks,Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-03-07 13:02]

Hello Luis.
Excellent DOF and POV,the focus and detail is wonderful.Nicely composed shot.A very good example of this manthis.TFS.Best regards Siggi

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-03-07 13:37]

Great macro shot, Luis!
Excellent sharpness and light; splendid warm colours and and perfect POV; very nice contrast with a clean background. Very well done!
Thanks for sharing

Hello Luis
Beautiful macro with excellent camouflage compliments.
Nico Hello and thanks for sharing

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-03-07 18:56]

Hello Luis,
What a neat capture of such an awesome looking mantis. It has such a unique shape to it's body and the horns on it's head gives it an eerie look. Love the earth tone colors and blurred BG. Great job!!

Hello Luis,
Absolutely amazing capture with and exceptional colors and superb details. The light and exposure are perfect.
Thanks for sharing this wonderful and interesting insect!

Bom dia Luis
Fantástica macro.Excelente momento.Cores e nitidez fantásticas.Bela composição e contraste.
Obrigado pela partilha.

hello Luis
super good picture of this beautiful mantis
great details and good sharpness
thanks greeting lou

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