|Copyright: Paulo Torck (ptorck)
|Date Taken: 2011-05-21|
|Camera: Canon 5D, Canon EF-S 60 mm F2.8 macro|
|Exposure: f/13.0, 1/80 seconds|
|Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2011-05-23 2:21|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Mantodea or mantises is an order of insects that contains approximately 2,200 species in 15 families worldwide in temperate and tropical habitats. Most of the species are in the family Mantidae. Historically, the term "mantid" was used to refer to any member of the order because for most of the past century, only one family was recognized within the order; technically, however, the term only refers to this one family, meaning the species in the other 14 recently established families are not mantids, by definition (i.e., they are empusids, or hymenopodids, etc.), and the term "mantises" should be used when referring to the entire order.|
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very nice capture of this praying mentis with very careful POV.
Very nice composed macro shot with good focus. Regards, Erodotos