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Hornet vs. Mantis


Hornet vs. Mantis
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Copyright: Alex Ch (alex) (16)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-03-22 14:54
Viewed: 8113
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
European hornet beats mantis. It looks like a battle, but actually mantis has no chance - he's absolutely paralized by the hornet's sting
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Awww.. I hate to see a mantis get hurt, but these are great action pictures. Real world pictures. The picture on the right is a little dark from your shadow, but great work none the less! Thanks for posting!

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  • gwl (72)
  • [2005-03-22 17:05]

Beautifully done! I really enjoy the capture of insects and "things" in their real life environment. This is very good. Thank you.
I would have lightened the right picture some to see the differentiation.

So this is what a hornet looks like.I always thought they were more like those paper wasps.I'm not too keen on wasps and hornets..(Fell in a couple of big nests as a kid)
Great couple of images here though.Good capture.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-03-23 3:10]

Superb pictures Alex! I was in Partenit last summer, searched long for mantis but without success. Great action post!

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